Monday, April 7, 2014

Northern Gateway vote brings out the door knockers

The doorsteps of Kitimat are apparently becoming rather congested locations this week, as those in favour and against the prospect of the Northern Gateway pipeline make their case to the people of the Aluminum city.

This weekend offered up an advance poll on the plebiscite, which will outline what level of support there is in the community for the controversial pipeline project.

The main voting day comes up this weekend, with Saturday the final voting opportunity on the issue.

The campaign has featured a fairly intensive advertising campaign, with Enbridge delivering their message through a variety of options including door to door encounters.

Not to be left standing on the sidelines, the campaign against the project has taken to the community as well, an approach joined this weekend by NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who recounted some of his experiences in the community from Friday through his facebook page.

The final push comes this week, with one final advance polling opportunity to arrive on Wednesday from 8 AM to 8 PM at the Tamitik Sports Complex.

General Voting day on the non-binding plebiscite is on Saturday, April 12th, from 8 AM to 8 PM, taking place at two locations.  With both the Tamitik Sports Complex and Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School hosting voting locations on the Saturday.

The Question that Kitimat voters will vote on is:

Do you support the final report recommendations of the Joint Review Panel (JRP) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and National Energy Board, that the Enbridge Northern Gateway project be approved, subject to 209 conditions set out in Volume 2 of the JRP's final report?

The answer Yes or No the two options for consideration on voting day.

Those looking for a bit of background information on the topic before voting day can access the report from the Joint Review Panel on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project here

Those seeking more information regarding the plebiscite can learn more from the District of Kitimat website.

As well, we have more on the project available from our archive page

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