Please refuse commercials promoting the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
  • Petitioned To those in charge of CBC, CTV, and Global

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To those in charge of CBC, CTV, and Global

Please refuse commercials promoting the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

    1. Reinier Kanis
    2. Petition by

      Reinier Kanis

      Smithers, Canada

Say N0 to Enbridge Commercials
To:
• CBC . President Hubert Lacroix,
• Shaw / Global TV: JR Shaw, Executive Chair; Jim Shaw,
• CTV / Bell Media, President Kevin W. Crull

We the undersigned are first of all Canadian citizens, many of us are also residents of British Columbia; likewise many of us would be the ones who will pay a very devastating price should there be a leaking pipeline and or a super-tanker disaster, due to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

We are not being paid, we are not terrorists, and we are all citizens who contribute to our country and community. We are highly offended by Harper and his government’s treatment of Canadian citizens, and his absolute disrespect for the heritage we have protected prior to his arrival in Ottawa.

At stake is not only our drinking water, that even our infant children are dependent on, but so are all forms of fish and wildlife. Each plays a delicate role in maintain a healthy living environment for the citizens of British Columbia, and each species of life that lives there as well. Even plants will die when exposed to toxic goods such as the highly corrosive bitumen Enbridge plans to send through the pipeline.

Every animal from the mighty eagle, the grizzly bears, moose and deer, and all birds, fish and aquatic life is at risk, not just a small risk, but a very high risk.
We feel it is highly misleading and very dishonest to call it oil, because anyone with a degree in chemical science can prove that the two are very different inside of a pipeline, and have a very different wear and tear factor.

We are also very aware of the track record Enbridge has in regards to both oil spills and clean up, and both are important reasons not to allow the pipeline to proceed.

There is no technology in existence today that can remove bitumen from rivers covered in flowing ice, there is no technology in place that can protect the pipeline from floods, mudslides or avalanches, not to mention trying to clean up during a flood where waters are so dangerous and treacherous human life would not be allowed to be risked on a cleanup.

You cannot do bitumen cleanup in white water, and given the history of oil pipeline companies, simply put they won’t even try. The fact is they are more willing to spend money on media lies than on cleanup.

Based on the large number of complaints by residents on the Kalamazoo River of seizures in livestock, pets and humans, clearly Enbridge does not mind putting human life at risk, while at the same time they will tell us they cannot put human life at risk to clean up the mess.

We the undersigned know that your networks thrive on protecting community, and enjoy a history of participating in community activities. For that reason we are asking you to continue showing your support for community by refusing to air commercials by or in support of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

We would suggest that their advertisements would have the same effect on people as advertising cigarettes, where people would be unduly influenced to harm themselves, as the ads are not telling the honest truth, but rather a distorted truth for reasons that would only profit a minority of people.

Most of the profits would leave Canada, and China would simply help Canada do even more harm to the already dangerous levels of carbon emissions the world is facing today.

[signed]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Sick of Enbridge Commercials?

      Reinier Kanis
      Petition Organizer

      We do want to thank you for signing our petition, and we are sure the media is aware of our petition, but we need more signatures. Please go the extra mile to help save British Columbia, please send the invitation out to all of your email contacts.

      Let’s keep the message out there that we really don’t want to see commercials for something we all know is the theft of our heritage, and the commercials are the propaganda to steal it.

    3. An honest question.

      Reinier Kanis
      Petition Organizer

      An honest question.

      In light of the fact Enbridge is using blackmail to control what the Province Newspaper prints, it would be a fair question to ask just how much control Enbridge has over the content published by editors across the province by the newspaper chain that owns this paper?

      We do know Enbridge bombarded the online version of BCLocalNews with ads on every story for a number of weeks.

      The public has a right to know who calls the shots on editors and the papers content, is it the advertiser? As I said based on what happened with the Province Newspaper, the integrity of every newspaper that publishes Enbridge ads comes into question.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. One Million Objections

      Reinier Kanis
      Petition Organizer

      One might think that when you start with one signature, that achieving 1 Million Signatures is a rather bold objective, however I am sure, it will be that hard to achieve.
      After all there are far more “we the people” than there are Canadians who will profit from this horribly abusive venture, mostly funded by people who never have or will live in Canada.

    6. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Morrison QUALICUM BEACH, BC, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I want a clean environment that will last for my children and grandchildren to come, we need to protect our enviromnet

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    • Kerry Brooks ONTARIO, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      Because it's pure propaganda!!

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    • Jean Oliver VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      The woman's tone of voice makes me feel like Fortunato might have when the last brick was put in place.

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    • HALA HABIB BURNABY, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Enbridge is using its greater money power to buy the truth out. However, as journalist organizations, I hope that enough integrity is left in the media to moderate how much air-time they allow such companies-- especially when their ads seem to be working against a greater public that has already strongly, and repeatedly voiced its dissent. Since the ultimate success of CBC, Shaw, and CTV depends on their viewership, I would urge them to refuse Enbridge commercial time on the basis of democratic protection.

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    • Lukas Hyrman VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      These ads are an annoyance to everyone, as well as an insult.

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