Tens Of Thousands In 130 Canadian Communities Protest Climate Change

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The extreme energy extraction of Canada was protested throughout the country this weekend

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people in over 130 communities across Canada stood together to show that there is a growing movement to stop pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway  climate change.

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Despite snow and blizzard conditions, people stood shoulder to shoulder in communities like Wolfville in Nova Scotia, Kanesatake in Quebec, Naujaat, Nunavut in the Arctic Circle and all the way to Sointula, British Columbia. Families, elders, First Nations, children, teenagers, and lots of dogs came together to stand in solidarity with First Nations and stand for a better future.

People put a lot of effort into their protest signs, and we wanted to make sure that they got some credit for their humour, ability to tug on the heart-strings, and use of pets.

It was difficult to choose, but without further ado, here are 17 of our favourites that show that our movement is young, old, diverse, artistic, beautiful and growing.

Because our movement is made up of unexpected allies, like this woman who found her own path to standing up for what is right

Because our movement is made up of unexpected allies, like this woman who found her own path to standing up for what is right

  • Gerry

    Exaggeration is worse than a lie. At most there were a few thousand participants across Canada. I attended the Toronto event of about 300 people. This was comparable to the rest of the country, except Vancouver which had 3 times that.

    If we’re going to organize effectively we need to be honest about what works and what doesn’t. This was an event for activists; the public was mostly not involved in large numbers. But it was still a valuable beginning.

  • Namaimo

    Gerry –”It was still a valuable beginning”. YES, GERRY “IT WAS STILL A VALUABLE BEGINNING”. Sheesh. It was a beginning.

  • Namaimo

    Beautiful, Canadians, THANK YOU!!! You are an inspiration, and a hope.