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Montreal’s Anti-Pipeline Resistance

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A week of Anti-Pipeline resistance kicked off with a disruption of the meetings of the National Energy Board which seeks to approve the Energy East Pipeline, a project that aims to transport oil from Alberta’s Tar Sands to the East Coast. The disruption successfully shut down the meetings indefinitely.

This was followed up by a protest in front of Local 144, a pro-pipeline union of welders and plumbers, implicated in a series of scandals of corruption and violent intimidation, and who partner with oil companies like Petro Canada and Shell.

Union members tried to intimidate protesters and media. But the crew stayed on.

That is, Until the union called the cops.

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