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“Conservative government cracks down on peaceful protests prior to international climate negotiations”

2009

A Canadians for Climate Justice campaign message

“15 Year-old boy arrested after criticizing MP Saxton & Conservative climate stance.”

(North Vancouver, BC) — The sixth in a series of peaceful sit-ins, targeting members of The Harper Government, ended dramatically Friday night in North Vancouver. At 11am on the morning of December 4th, 6 concerned Canadians entered the constituency offices of MP Andrew Saxton. They immediately sat down, refusing to leave until their concerns had been heard. They called for the Harper government to immediately commit to world-class, science based GHG emissions targets. They also requested that MP Saxton participate in an on-camera town hall forum with constituents and local youth representatives prior to the end of the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen to explain his party’s stance on climate change.

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(Note: Other material about that climate justice sit-in has been posted here)

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