Revue et suivi de la mobilisation contre la ligne 9 d'Enbridge

Month: November 2016

Line 9: one year too many

WHAT : A 16,6 km march
WHEN : Sunday, december 18th, 8:30 to 18:00
WHERE : From Suncor’s reffinery in Montreal-East (11701 Sherbrooke East) to Place de la Grande-Paix-de-Montréal

We recognise that this event will occur on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory.

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Last december, Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline went online (again). Since then, heavy and/or volatile oil products have been flowing eastward in this 40-year old, cracked-all-over pipeline, which crosses many waterways that are critical for “Canada”’s most densely populated area’s drinking water. A single spill from that pipeline has the potential to paralyze almost all of Montreal’s pumping stations, leaving the city with insignificant reserves. Despite calls to reason, the outcry of municipalities that haven’t received any emergency plan, vivid grassroots resistance including direct action – which left some activists with absurdely heavy charges – and the efforts of native communities who are the most impacted, Line 9 is still online to this day.


To boost the collective memory and energy in face of that harsh reality, we invite you to a LONG symbolic walk which will start at the Suncor reffinery in Montreal-East and end at Place de la Grande-Paix-de-Montréal. 16,6 km of pure joy! Approx 4 hours and a half of walking, that is without counting breaks and lunch! Wow! Join us for the day or for parts of it, according to your capacities and availabilities!

A walk to :

  • Call for a stop to Line 9’s operation
  • Demand the withdrawal of charges against Line 9 activists
  • Express our solidarity with indigenous fights against pipelines, including the Chippewas of the Thames who are going against the NEB and the federal crown at the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30th and The Standing Rock movement in North Dakota
  • Stress that Line 9, just like the colonial project of “Canada”, is happening on stolen native land.

The walk’s going to make a stop at Montreal’s botanical garden and another at parc Lafontaine – good places to join the march. There’s also going to be a stop for lunch in a place to be determined, probably near Saint-Michel/Sherbrooke (for now, tips are welcome if you think of a place).

Speakers will deliver short speeches at strategic places along the way. Namely, at Montreal’s town hall, where we’ll remind the city that it can and must take position against the pipeline.

The march’s also going to be an opportunity to inform and mobilize people, who’ll certainly be in jaw-dropping awe upon seeing us. There’s going to be a lot of flyers for that.

We’ll have a car around, ready to bring support as needed.

Keep in mind that we’re talking about quite a long urban trek. In december. Hence, stuff to bring:

  • Warm, waterproof clothes
  • Thermos for coffee / hot chocolate
  • Spare clothes, especially socks
  • Ski goggles, in case of political or climatic blizzard
  • «Hot pads» are a good idea
  • Your own lunch!
  • Snacks and water (we’ll have some for you, but make sure you have a water bottle)
  • Your good mood and/or your well-directed rage

You can join us for questions at : or during the event at : 514-430-9175


To learn more about Enbridge’s Line 9, visit
For an overview of the massive mobilization against that pipeline so far, visit

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Call for donations! Chippewas Line 9 lawsuit helps us block pipelines

Donate to the Chippewas of the Thames’ pipeline challenge before the Supreme Court of Canada!

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On November 30, the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will challenge the failure of the Crown to consult them, as required by Canada’s Constitution, before approval of the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline by the National Energy Board.

The First Nation will show that Canada “provided no consultation on the proposed project despite our assertion that our Aboriginal and Treaty rights are being impacted,” says Chief Leslee White-Eye. (See funding appeal letter)

Ottawa is telling the Supreme Court that aboriginal consultation means nothing more than the biased administrative routine of the Energy Board. But recent legal victories in provincial courts (Grassy Narrows FN vs. Ontario and others) confirm the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate. A Chippewa victory on this principle will strengthen capacity to resist dangerous fossil fuel projects such as Energy East.

The lack of consultation “impacts all Nations and is an important issue for many Canadians in moving towards clean energy for all,” states Chief White-Eye. “COTTFN has borne a great financial burden in taking on this fight.”


To make a donation :

  • Online : Go to
  • E-mail money transfer : Send to the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation:
  • Bank transfer : Directly transfer to the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation BMO account: Acct. 2915 1998348 001
  • Or mail a cheque or money order to : The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, 320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0

ALSO: Attend the big rally on november 30th at Supreme court (busses from various places are organized) :

Thank you!


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