Today I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the Mayor of Montreal and all the municipal politicians that have announced their opposition to the Energy East pipeline.

The Green Party of Quebec reiterates our position in favour of increasing the legislative power of municipalities. Cities and town should be able to refuse economic development projects that are not in their best interest.

Contrary to the position of many western Canadian politicians, we fully support the right of Quebec and all other concerned provinces to veto such projects.

A project of this magnitude cannot go forward without a consensus. The recent declarations by Quebec municipalities, the environmental movement and concerned citizens shows that this consensus does not exist and that it cannot be purchased.

The struggle continues,

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec

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