“NDP, go frack free,” chant 250 citizens outside BC 2023 New Democratic Party convention in Victoria; Resolution to end fracking sponsored by 14 electoral district associations did not reach the floor, as usual.

Crowd gathers outside B.C. NDP convention in Victoria to protest fracking by Michael John Lo, Nov 19, 2023, Times Colonist

Protesters chanted “NDP, go frack free.”

250 protest frac'ing outside BC NDP 2023 convention in victoria
About 250 people gathered outside the B.C. New Democratic Party’s convention at the Victoria Conference Centre on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, to call on the government to end fracking. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST

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About 250 people gathered outside the B.C. New Democratic Party convention on Saturday to call on the government to end fracking, a process used to extract natural gas from rock.

Those at the rally said the emissions from the province’s oil and gas industry expansions will fuel climate disasters such as wildfires and floods.

Protesters chanted “NDP, go frack free” above the din of construction near the Victoria Conference Centre, where the convention was held.

A resolution to end fracking in B.C. sponsored by 14 electoral district associations did not reach the floor during the party’s resolution debates on economy and climate on Saturday.Of course not. They rarely do. Economy, money, ego and greed most often beat out safe air, climate, water, land, food, families and communities. NDP = Liberal = Conservative = Libertarian/Extreme Evangelical Take Back Alberta which puppets UCP. Industry and the fucker truckers run our gov’ts thanks to the cowardice of Canadian politicians.

Sat, 11/18/2023 – 10:00 – Sat, 11/18/2023 – 12:00

Event location

Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

Fracking & LNG

Rally to End Fracking Outside the BC NDP Convention by Wilderness Committee

Photo credit Sven Biggs

Join Frack Free BC outside the BC NDP’s convention in Victoria to call on the party to abandon its support for fossil fuel extraction and end fracking in the province. We’ll hear from grassroots NDP members who want the province to stop its expansion of fracking and approvals of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants that will only worsen the climate disasters that BC has seen in recent years.

British Columbians want to see Premier David Eby begin winding down gas production and take care of the workers and communities left in its wake. He needs to show us he understands his remarks when he first became premier that “we cannot continue to expand fossil fuel infrastructure and expect to meet our climate goals.”

Join us outside the Victoria Conference Centre at 10 AM on November 18 to show the BC NDP that the movement expects them to do what’s necessary to preserve a safe climate — end the extraction and use of fossil fuels!

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