New Brunswickers resisting shale gas development are preparing to intervene at the petroleum industry-sponsored Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, on September 9-11th in Charlottetown. The shale gas resisteres’ goal is to counter what they call a public relations exercise by ensuring the alternative voice of citizens from the three Maritime Provinces are heard.
Schedule of events:
Sunday, Sept. 9
Energy & Mines Ministers’ Conference opens Sunday evening at the Delta Charlottetown and goes until Tuesday noon. Check out the conference agenda.
Rally against shale gas at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Delta Charlottetown, as the Ministers gather at the Delta for an informal get together.
Monday, Sept. 10
Rally in front of the conference at 9:00am-12:00pm. We will assemble across the street from the Delta Prince Edward Hotel, 18 Queen Street, downtown Charlottetown. Bring your signs for No Shale Gas, Green Economy, etc. The Frack Fries will make an appearance.
Forum: Maritime Peoples’ Summit for Sustainable Energy and Economies, 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Location: Meeting Hall at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 11 All Souls Lane, downtown Charlottetown. Guest speakers include Leo Broderick, Council of Canadians; Dr. Irene Novaczek, Director, Island Studies at UPEI, and Garth Hood, Thoughtful Dwellings Inc.
For more information, contact: Greg Cook in Saint John at email@example.com or Mark D’Arcy in Fredericton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Terry Wishart at email@example.com