After visiting the Alberta Tar Sands with my good friend and ally Raymond Robinson Nehiyaw Elder of Pimicikamak Territory in Northern Manitoba, we are continuing our journey to the Western Canadian Arctic!

On this segment of our trip we plan to observe, document and increase public awareness about the impacts of climate change in the Arctic and how what happens up there affects the rest of the planet.

We have just entered BC and will be heading up to Dawson City Yukon before setting out on the newly opened Dempster highway all the way to the town of Tuktoyaktuk on Canada’s Arctic coast!

The Dempster highway was completed in 2017. It’s the only road in the world to cross the Arctic circle! There will be 24h daylight for the duration of our trip!

Ironically, the Dempster highway was built in large part to facilitate oil exploration and production in Canada’s north. As an environmentalist I am strongly opposed to any kind of oil drilling the Arctic, and particularly in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic ocean.

Please follow our trip through social media for many exciting posts and updates. We want to share our journey with as many people as possible in order to draw attention the global climate crisis!

In solidarity,

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec


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