“This is not the time to be sitting on a fence,” says grassroots organizer who wants Muskrat Falls stopped.
Labrador land protector Denise Cole and others confronted environment minister Perry Trimper following a peaceful ‘die in’ protest in St. John’s Tuesday.
“The best safeguard to me personally is to not go ahead with the project. But there’s a reality there, and as much as I want or I wish, that the project isn’t going to be stopped.”
As the megaproject inches closer to reality, opposition to its deadly impact is growing.
With first flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir only two weeks away, the Nunavut star throat singer says “everyone should be protesting.”
As Nalcor prepares for the first phase of flooding, we take a closer look at the implications Muskrat Falls could have for reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Labrador.
Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.
“I love the fact that folks are speaking out about our lost services and our financial state, but I do feel we cannot call ourselves a compassionate people if we are not willing to stand up against Muskrat Falls.”
“The new CEO would be wise to encourage a strong Board of Directors, who are diversified, independent of partisanship, and skilled in visioning and implementation.”
Nunatsiavut launches campaign in effort to prevent loss of traditional food supply and risk to Inuit health; NDP only party to back them.