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The Kingston SCAN! group held its first meeting in late November. A couple of dozen of us assembled at The Spire, a community centre cum United Church downtown. We soon got wind of the imminent arrival of Steve Clark in town. Doug Ford’s Municipal Affairs Minister is the hatchet man for Bill 23, the attack on wetlands, Conservation Authorities and so much else. He was scheduled to help cut the ribbon on a new bridge.

Together with other locals outraged by the Ford government’s ongoing efforts to fry the planet, we showed up on a lovely sunny day at the venue. Clark didn’t. Our rally is pictured on the SCAN! homepage.

We also helped organize a January 21 rally  at Clark’s Brockville office. The Kingston & District Labour Council generously offered to subsidize a bus from Kingston.

Future plans include a sub-committee to plan protests against the Royal Bank. Several of our members have already joined Queen’s students in a sidewalk action (much chalking) in from of the RBC’s main Kingston branch. The headline ran CLIMATE ACTIVISTS CONFRONT FOSSIL FUEL FRIENDLY BANKER. For more details …

Want to know what some SCAN! members in Kingston think about RBC’s involvement in the oil and gas industry? Take a look!

What did The Kingston Whig Standard have to say about our rally on March 21?

“Approximately 100 people gathered outside a downtown bank over the lunch hour to protest investment in the oil and gas sector.”

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SCAN! members in Kingston have written a letter to RBC employees as part of our ongoing mobilization  in support of the Wet’suwet’en struggle against the Coastal Gas Link and RBC ties to Big Oil. To view the letter, click the button below.

If you live in or near Kingston and are interested in SCAN!’s organizing against climate breakdown, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: