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Tar sands toolkit

Solution - Trousse d'action Sables bitumineux

The extraction of tar sands oil is already the primary source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth in Canada. Despite this, the industry continues its expansion plans with an eye firmly on international markets. To reach these markets, tar sands oil must be transported to a deep-water port.

First Enbridge submitted plans to reverse the flow of its Line 9B pipeline (French only) between Montreal and Westover (Ontario). Now TransCanada - the company behind the controversial Keystone XL project - proposes to convert existing gas pipelines and add a new pipeline - the Energy East pipeline (French only) - to transport tar sands oil through Montreal to Quebec City and St. John, New Brunswick. Tar sands oil could flow through Quebec soil by 2014, bringing environmental risks (French only) to our communities and providing the infrastructure for a catastrophic expansion of operations in Alberta.

What can you do?

  • Sign the petition "No to tar sands"! Then, print it (pdf) and make your friends and family sign. Don't forget to mail us the signatures before Dec 12, 2014.
  • Follow the four steps of taking action and getting involved!
  • See where the Enbridge pipeline passes by exploring the map of the route.
  • Adopt a resolution: several municipalities and organizations have already taken position by adopting a resolution. Encourage your elected officials to do the same!
  • Build the movement! You can create a group of concerned citizens or join an existing group to organize outreach activities or awareness campaigns in your region or municipality.
  • To learn more about the arrival of the tar sands in Quebec, check the latest information (French only) from Equiterre or our recent publications (some bilingual).
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