Jody Williams, an American peace activist who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her efforts to ban landmines, is leading a delegation of women on a trip from Alberta’s oilsands to the Pacific coast, tracing the impacts the oil industry and pipelines have on women in the region.
The trip is being organized by the group, Nobel Women’s Initiative, an Ottawa-based organization of women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize and advocate women’s rights.
“It tends to be the women and children who suffer the worst impact from climate change and their voices are heard the least,” said Williams.
PQ government set to challenge Harper’s energy policies at Africa summit
Premier Pauline Marois’ Parti Quebecois government is ready to challenge Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s energy policies at an upcoming international summit in Africa.
“We will be a lot more affirmative on reducing greenhouse gases (and) on the importance of renewing the economy in consideration and in favour of emerging (forms of) energy – green energy and Mr. Harper will have his own message.”