RALLY: 11:30am at the Downtown Nanaimo Library (Diana Krall Plaza)
LeadNow.ca has called for a national day of action on Saturday Nov. 16th to demonstrate the growing number of communities across this country taking action to stop reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change – people across Canada are coming together to “Defend our Climate and Defend our Communities.”
In BC we face unprecedented pipeline expansion and tanker traffic – we need to stand up and be heard! The Mid Island Chapter of the Council of Canadians has taken the lead in organizing our local Nanaimo event, in solidarity with organizers all across Canada.
RSVP for this event at DefendOurClimate.ca or on Facebook.
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PRESENTATION: 1pm at VIU, Nanaimo Campus, Building 356, Room 109. By Donation
Do you have questions or concerns regarding genetically engineered (GE) foods and human health? The GE Foods and Human Health: A Canadian Speaker’s Tour seeks to provide the Canadian public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around GE foods from a scientific and regulatory perspective.
The tour will feature a presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports GE technology. Dr. Vrain is intent on increasing public awareness about this growing issue and having the federal agencies in the US and Canada take notice.
Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH), several additional hormones, antibiotics, and various other products endangering public health, will accompany Dr. Vrain for most of the tour. His book, Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower, is an international best seller.
Co-presented by GE Free BC, Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group, GE Free Nanaimo and the Mid Island Chapter of the Council of Canadians.
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