MONTREAL, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Activists with Greenpeace remained
chained to the front doors of the headquarters of Canada's largest logging
company AbitibiBowater. They have been blockading the company since early this
morning to protest its continued destruction of the last remaining intact
areas of the Boreal Forest.
"These are courageous activists who are dedicated to protecting the
forest," said Melissa Filion a forest campaigner with Greenpeace on site.
Cyndie Dubois, Hubert Rochon and Erick Desforges from the Quebec capital,
l'Outaouais, and Montreal regions, respectively, are locked to the front doors
with chains and handcuffs.
AbitibiBowater manages the largest tract of publically owned forest in
Canada at 24 million hectares. Less than 25% of it forestlands in Quebec
remain intact and less than 35% in Ontario.
High resolution images of the activity are posted at
For further information:
For further information: Melissa Filion, Forest Campaigner, (514)
581-8216; Isabelle Monette, Media Officer, (514) 212-5749