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Film screening and panel discussion: What does the Mackenzie Gas Project mean for Alberta?

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The Mackenzie River is Canada’s wildest big river, flowing through 1800 kilometers of globally important forests and tundra.The Mackenzie is now threatened by Canada’s biggest natural gas pipeline project ever. If it proceeds, the Mackenzie Gas Project will trigger the transformation of the region from largely intact wilderness to industrial landscape.How much should we develop the Arctic? Can it remain a homeland and a refuge? Or is it some kind of new frontier, destined to be exploited? Thirty years ago, when the MGP was first considered, Tom Berger changed the way Canadians viewed the North. He taught us that what happens in the North matters, and that the way we act there will ultimately reveal the kind of people we are.Join the Sierra Club of Canada for a film screening of "Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North" and a panel discussion, Wednesday July 4, 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council, 1111 Memorial Drive NW (2nd Floor), Calgary.Speakers will include Matt Gray, Arctic Program Coordinator of the Pembina Institute, and Meredith James, Mackenzie WILD Campaign Coordinator of the Sierra Club of Canada .For more info, contact Meredith [at] sierraclub [dot] ca or call 780.439.1160.

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