Banning environmentalists a shocking decision
Letter by Valerie Fulford
Cape Breton Post
Tues., Jan. 30, 2007
It is shocking and shameful to hear that Marlene Kane, Debbie Ouellette and Bruno Marcocchio were blocked from a public meeting having to do with a cause they arduously have worked for, including stopping the incineration of toxins in the tar ponds.
To discriminate against the very people whose tireless work is responsible for shepherding the move away from incineration is shameful of both the federal and provincial governments — governments, I might add, that have a poor track record in protecting Nova Scotia's, and especially Cape Breton's, environment.
This begs the question: When does government have the right to block citizens from attending a public meeting? What's next?