Today, Sunday September 29 a dedicated band of concerned Ottawans walked and floated to City Hall to protest the Energy East pipeline which is proposed to carry tar sands from Alberta through the City of Ottawa.
Here's how the day unfolded as captured by Ecology Ottawa's Executive Director Graham Saul
[caption id="attachment_1085" align="alignnone" width="630"] First phase of today's rally to stop the proposed tar sand pipeline through Ottawa is a 10 kilometre walk up the Rideau River (the proposed pipeline would send a million barrels of tar sands oil across the river). Meeting paddlers soon, then the 1pm rally at City Hall.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1086" align="alignnone" width="630"] Trying to keep it cool for the kids. We can't do our fair share to fight climate change and allow a radical expansion of the tar sands at the same time. Rally at 1pm at City Hall. Long march there getting started now.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignnone" width="630"] Canoes out of the water for final push to rally at City Hall. Communities standing up to the proposed TransCanads tar sands export pipeline through Ottawa.[/caption]
Don't forget to write to MPs, & Harper to voice your opinion. Write to First Nations to show your support!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support a tarfree613 and all the amazing people who made it happen!