Over 1,000 Protest Idle No More From Akwesasne Over the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – January 5, 2013

Over 1,000 Protest Idle No More From Akwesasne Over the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – January 5, 2013

2CFN – Over 1.000 peaceful protesters walked through Akwesasne and over the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall Ontario on a beautiful sunny Saturday.

10The National Idle No More protest hit our area against Bill C 45 and in support of Chief Theresa Spence and her hunger strike.

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No incidents were reported.

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Protesters heading back over the bridge.

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Amazing Photos courtesy of Ed Renkema of Ed Renkema Photography!

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It saddens me that the “Idle No More” movement is viewed by many Canadians as a “Native” issue. There are amendments being made that will solely impact the aboriginal communities throughout Canada this is true, but it is not the only amendment being made this is a 450 page document with many changes that should cause people to be concerned. I support the root of this movements and stand firmly against the changes to these two acts Navigation Protection Act: Under the act, major pipeline and power line project advocates aren’t required to prove their project won’t damage or destroy… Read more »

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rashedah is right. We should all be concerned. Bill C-45 is an abomination, as it puts at risk the rights of all Canadians to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment. “Idle No More” therefore deserves to grow into a pan-Canadian movement of protest against a government of vandals.

Stan
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Stan

Sol if I read it right, you are saying that the Harper government and all other politicians will be breathing dirty air, drinking dirty water and getting rid of a healthy environment to live in. I think you need to get a life!

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Dukers1

Here’s one for you, rashedah, let them pass their Bill C-45 and next election VOTE.

Should your VOTE win the majority, then your MP’s can repeal it.