Event Advisory - TAR SANDS ON TRIAL: Beaver Lake Cree vs. the Crown

    Members of Beaver Lake Cree Nation visit Toronto to talk about their
    groundbreaking lawsuit that could change the energy industry in Canada

TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ -

    WHAT: A public event featuring members of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation
    from Lac La Biche in northern Alberta. The Beaver Lake Cree are taking
    legal action against the federal and Alberta governments for damage
    caused by the tar sands. The Nation's way of life and traditional fishing
    and hunting grounds are being threatened by tar sands and other
    industrial activity.

    One of Canada's pre-eminent Aboriginal Law practitioners, Jack Woodward,
    will speak at the event. The evening includes a short video about the tar
    sands and an overview of Environmental Defence's work on the issue. A
    reception with the members of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation will follow the

    WHEN:  Tuesday, October 27, 2009
           7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    WHERE: George Ignatieff Theatre at Trinity College
           15 Devonshire Place, downtown Toronto (near Bloor Street and
           St. George)

    COST:  Free - come early as space is limited

    WHO:   Garry Benson, Queen's Counsel, Beaver Lake Cree First Nation
           Jack Woodward, lawyer
           Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
           Matt Price, Program Manager, Environmental Defence

    CONTACT: Environmental Defence, 416.323.9521

SOURCE Environmental Defence

For further information: For further information: For Media Only - Contact: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)

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