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“Serving Fresh Cups of Reality to Tar Sands Financiers”

2009

Maryam Adrangi on the It’s Getting Hot in Here blog

Rainforest Action Network Toronto activists took part in a nation-wide campaign against Royal Bank of Canada and set up a coffee shop in front of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto to protest the bank’s involvement in the tar sands. Activists served coffee and tea, providing a visual protest against the water contamination produced by the Alberta Oil Industry.

The tar sands are the top polluter of water resources in Canada. The industry has diverted water from rivers and streams, and contaminated lakes which once provided fish, a staple food for local people. RAN Toronto activists were joined by other anti-tar sands activists, as well as anti-Olympic activists.

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