Members of the press are invited to attend a joint announcement in Vancouver by a coalition of First Nations and civil society groups. Representatives from the following organizations will speak on the topic of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tanker project:
Coastal First Nations, an alliance of nine First Nations on B.C.’s North and Central Coast.
Dogwood Initiative, B.C.’s largest nonpartisan democracy group.
Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union.
West Coast Environmental Law Association, BC's legal champion for the environment since 1974.
Douglas Channel Watch, a local volunteer group in Kitimat.
One Cowichan, a citizen group on Vancouver Island.
Spokespeople from each group will be in Vancouver and available for individual interviews following the wrap-up of the news conference.
When: 10:00 AM Pacific Time, Monday June 16th
Where: Coastal First Nations boardroom, suite 1660 – 409 Granville St, Vancouver
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For more information:
Coastal First Nations – Art Sterritt, 604-868-9110, email@example.com
Dogwood Initiative – Kai Nagata, 778-829-6493, firstname.lastname@example.org
Unifor – Ian Boyko, 778-903-6549, email@example.com
West Coast Environmental Law Association– Jessica Clogg, 778-327-8964, firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Channel Watch – Patricia Lange, 250-279-0054, email@example.com
One Cowichan – Rosalie Sawrie, 250-701-3134, firstname.lastname@example.org