This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
Blunt notes that according to a Vancity representative, the "socially-responsible" credit union is calling on Enbridge to withdraw its Northern Gateway pipeline proposal at the energy company's annual meeting on Wednesday, May 9 in Toronto. That meeting also will hear from indigenous people who have traveled across the country to denounce pipeline plans.
Vancity is not the enemy, Blunt adds. Enbridge is.
"Our non-profit group opened accounts with Vancity because we believed they were socially responsible," Blunt says. "But for us, and for our allies, Enbridge is a deal-breaker. Northern Gateway, the pipelines and the tankers are our enemies. We won't put our money where it will benefit them."
"These investments are doing more harm than good for Vancity," Blunt says. "From a 'social responsibility' point of view, it's in Vancity's best interest to put pressure on Enbridge, and if that doesn't work, then it should no longer associate with this unethical corporation."
Vancity's AGM takes place in Vancouver (3075 Slocan) with a tele-conference in Victoria (3020 Blanshard) where the WildCoast.ca team will take part. Both places will have the chance to ask questions to the chair and the board.
Anyone who holds a Vancity account can come to the meeting and show their account info to be admitted. Sandwiches and beverages will be served.
Tuesday May 8, 7 pm – Vancity AGM
Victoria: Comfort Inn Conference Center, 3020 Blanshard
Vancouver: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan
Wednesday May 9, 1 pm – Enbridge AGM: Toronto (Enbridge) Meridian King Edward Hotel