Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Speakers at Anti-Shale Gas Rally in Fredericton Yesterday

Among the people at the mic yesterday were speakers who ranged from First Nations to conservation and community groups. It marks the first time groups from around the province came together to voice their concerns on the shale gas issue. This publication observed yesterday this issue is uniting NBers of different races, creeds, political stripes and cultures. 

First Nations elder Maggie Paul opens the Day of FrAction protest in Fredericton yesterday with a prayer and blessing in her native language. (Photo: Cheryl Norrad)

Alma Brooks of the Maliseet Grand Council spoke to the crowd  during the Day of FrAction protest in Fredericton yesterday. (Photo: Cheryl Norrad)

Stephanie Merrill of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick addresses the crowd during the Day of FrAction anti-shale gas protest yesterday in Fredericton. (Photo: Cheryl Norrad)

Patricia Leger of community group Memramcook Action spoke to the crowd yesterday during the Day of FrAction protest at the Legislature. (Photo: Cheryl Norrad)

Sierra Club of Canada representative Hazel Richardson addressed the Day of FrAction crowd yesterday in Fredericton about the fracking spills that have already occurred in Atlantic Canada and waste from the process being shipped to Nova Scotia. (Photo: submitted)
*Our apologies to Ms. Richardson for missing her presentation yesterday and not getting her on this list earlier. - ED.

Former shale gas industry worker, Maxime Daigle, spoke to the crowd during the Day of FrAction protest in Fredericton today. (Photo: submitted)
*Apologies to Mr. Daigle as well. - ED.


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