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North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber
All candidates in the upcoming federal election for the Willowdale Riding have been invited to participate in a public meeting on October 14.
This will be an opportunity to discuss an issue that is extremely important to voters in North York; the threat posed to the climate, and to the health, safety, and property values of residents living or working near the Line 9 pipeline. The October 1 announcement that the National Energy Board has approved the startup of Line 9 makes this issue an immediate threat.
One of the products being transported, Diluted Bitumen (DilBit), is a form of unconventional crude oil from Alberta, which has been the cause of massive spills in the US, and two recent train explosions in Ontario.
The majority of the DilBit passing through Toronto is for export; there is no benefit to residents of Toronto, although we will pay a heavy price for the inevitable spill.
We would like this to be a respectful conversation. This is an opportunity to ask questions - everyone will have an opportunity to respond on election day.
Hosted by Stop Line 9 Toronto
This event replaces the previously announced event by Climate Change Toronto.