Students vow to block pipelines at Quebec border
ECO protest planned for Montreal Nov. 15 to stop climate change.
MONTREAL — A coalition of Quebec student associations plans to block any and all pipelines at the provincial border.
Étudiant-e-s Contre les Oléoducs (ECO) representing almost 70,000 Quebec students said it will launch a protest in Montreal on Nov. 15 to mark its opposition to Transcanada’s Energy East pipeline, and the reversal of Enbridge’s line 9B.
“Among our students there is a tremendous appetite for doing what is necessary to stop climate change,” said ECO spokesperson, and Concordia Student Union vice-president, external, Anthony Garoufalis-Auger. “This coalition seeks to unite the Quebec student movement, the most powerful such movement in North America, behind a simple message: these pipelines will not pass.”
ECO hopes to shut down the tar sands by blocking the export of oil through Quebec.