Jim Emberger., the spokesperson for the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, challenges Premier Couillard to explain why Québec, formerly a model on climate change action and water protection, passed Bill106. This opens the doors to the fracking industry just as other jurisdictions all over the world are taking action to heed the scientific evidence. This is not what we would… Read more »
Mr Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation, Quebec warns the petroleum industry that the flawed Bill 106 does not give them a blank check to exploit our resources as if we were a 19th century colony.
Mr Gérard Montpetit questions the legitimacy of the NEB hearings since some commissioners of this board had a secret meeting with Mr Charest, who is a consultant for TransCanada pipelines.
South of the border, we have seen a demaguogue make flamboyant, divisive and factually false statements. Do we need that in Montreal and the »kinder, gentler society »?
Mr Montpetit sympathises with the people of Prince Albert who have to put up with a drinking water advisory, just like the citizens of Longueuil in 2015. He wonders if our addiction to petroleum should not be reviewed in the light of these accidents.
Mr Bibeau is concerned about the strength of the oil lobby. Their present influence in Quebec and Canada is such that the decision makers have completely lost their sense of the common good.
Ms.Campillo voices her objections to the stance taken by some members of the business community in La Presse Plus recently.
Mr Montpetit believes that the 15 billion dollar lawsuit by TransCanada Pipeline is a direct challenge to the sovereignty of the United States. The use of ISDS clauses in North American Free Trade Agreement is unacceptable blackmail by a private company.