On Friday, Oct. 26, members from the Council of Canadians will congregate in Nanaimo for a conference called “Making Waves: Sinking the Harper Agenda.” The conference will feature a range of high-profile keynote speakers, a day of interactive workshops, and plenary panel discussions that will inform, inspire, and motivate participants to take action.
The Making Waves opening public forum will feature speakers Maude Barlow, Chairperson of The Council of Canadians; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs; Linda McQuaig, journalist and author; and Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of <350.org>, with a welcome from Snuneymuxw Elder and Chief Douglas White.
The event organizers claim that Making Waves will bring together environmental, health, youth, Indigenous, and labour groups to “fight back against Harper’s austerity agenda and mining and pipeline projects that threaten the environment.”
The event will take place on Oct. 26 from 7–9:30 p.m. (Public forum at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo) and Oct.27, 8:45 a.m.—5 p.m. (Conference at the Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo).
Tickets are $70 in advance and $90 on-site. The fixed income rate is $40. Conference admission includes lunch and admission to Friday public forum. All are welcome.
For Program and registration information visit: <www.canadians.org/conference>