Solidarity with the Elsipogtog First Nation

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On October 19th a solidarity march was held – from Swylana lagoon to Nanaimo RCMP headquarters – in support of the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick and their struggle against fracking within their traditional territory. The march corresponded with the global frackdown which saw more than 200 anti-fracking protests in 25 countries. Fracking is a process of fracturing shale formations to free up and extract natural gas. The process involves the use of a mix of chemicals, the full list of which are corporate secrets and some that are known carcinogens. Fracking has contaminated aquifers and water systems all over the world and there are thousands of cases of tap water which becomes flammable and un-drinkable. For more information about the Council Of Canadians anti-fracking campaign visit: http://canadians.org/ban-fracking