Media advisory - Council of Canadians displays mittens on Parliament Hill to demand policy on energy

    OTTAWA, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Council of Canadians will be
displaying single mittens on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, January 30 to tell
the federal government that Canada's lack of an energy policy is like sending
someone out in the cold with only one mitten. The event takes place two days
before a country-wide Energy Day of Action on February 2 when activists in
more than 30 communities across Canada will be holding public events and
political actions aimed at raising awareness on the unsustainable nature of
Canada's approach to energy production.
    "For the past few decades, our energy market has been focused on sending
the majority of oil and gas south to the United States no matter what the
environmental and societal costs to Canada" says Jean-Yves LeFort, energy
campaigner for the Council of Canadians. "The government is letting big oil
and gas companies dictate energy policy in our country."


    Jean-Yves LeFort is the energy campaigner at the Council of Canadians,
    Canada's largest citizens' advocacy organization with over 70 chapters
    across the country.


    Wednesday, January 30, 2008
    10:30 am
    Parliament Hill

For further information:

For further information: Meera Karunananthan, Media Officer, (613)
233-4487 ext. 234, cell: (613) 795-8685;

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