Via Antidéveloppement :
PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ – Montréal, March 19, 2014 – occupation of the office of the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal
As part of the day of action against Line 9, an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial demonstration occupied the office of the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal (CCEM, or « East Montréal Chamber of Commerce » in English). We call for people to participate in this day of action at the moment and in the way that you feel to be the most appropriate, in making a radical break with these patriarchal, colonial, capitalist societies! Today and everyday!
During the October 2013 hearings of the National Energy Board (NEB), the CCEM pronounced itself, in the name of its 1200 members, to be in favour of the reversal of Line 9. Because it speaks of job creation, because it speaks of the maintenance of the « industrial input », which depends upon a constant input of oil at any cost, the CCEM could participate in these hearings as a good representative of the business community. That’s the kind of interlocutor that Enbridge is looking for: « credible » and « rational ».