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Town Hall Meeting: Alberta's Oil Sands Reclamation

Jun 19 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Why so little so late?

As Calgarians, do we fully understand the reality of what's going on in Alberta's north?

In May this year, The Pembina Institute released a comprehensive new report that showed “after 41 years of oil sands mining operations in northern Alberta , only 0.2% or one square kilometer of disturbed land is certified as reclaimed.”

Lead author Jennifer Grant, a senior policy researcher at the Pembina Institute, will give an overview of the report's findings and recommendations for sustainable energy solutions for Alberta 's future.

Andrew Nikiforuk , a well-known Canadian journalist who has written extensively about education, economics and the environment for the past two decades, is currently researching a new book about Alberta 's oil sands.

David Lavallee is a documentary film-maker, currently completing “Liquid Truth”. This documentary film tells the story of a pair of concerned citizens who follow a hypothetical drop of water from the "water summit" of North America down the Athabasca River to see what kinds of pressures industry and society put on it. David will frame the evening's discussion by screening a short clip of his yet-to-be-released film.

Moderated by David Swann , MLA – Calgary Mountain View , the evening is intended to generate meaningful dialogue about Alberta's oil sands.

This event is free and open to all.

For more information, call 216-5445 or email calgary [dot] mountainview [at] assembly [dot] ab [dot] ca


West Hillhurst Community Centre
1940 6 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted June 9, 2008 by Anonymous

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