Canada, once a beautiful country, has had its reputation blackened by relentless petrocrat Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
From further marginalising historically shunted Indigenous people, to muzzling world class climate scientists, Prime Minister Harper has shown time and again that nothing will stand between him and developing dirty tar sands, even though tar sands will create unprecedented global warming.
Now Harper brings his circus of oil peddlars to Europe to interfere in EU climate legislation, to push his monstrous industry onto Europeans.
Cameron’s government opens its arms to Harper and his cronies, bestowing upon them the great honour of addressing Parliament.
Harper deserves to be shamed internationally - but he is instead invited to address both Houses of Parliament. Harper has taken Canada down a dangerous climate path, destroying whole ecosystems and overriding centuries-old treaty rights. Now is now trying to stain Europe too.
We will not let this go unchallenged.
We have acted, in solidarity with those resisting Harper everywhere, to STOP CLIMATE CRIMINAL HARPER.
We have entered Parliament to interrupt Harper’s speech. We have managed to climb onto the roof with t-shirts saying ‘oil out of politics’, ‘stop Harper’ and ‘stop the tar sands’. Two campaigners have spilled molasses on the ground outside of Parliament.