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Black Out Speak Out
Submitted by Doug Anderson on May 11, 2012 - 10:37pm
If you visited DurhamCLEAR.ca or our other website DontGetBurned.org on june 4, you will have found the site was balcked out. We were participating in a protest campaign, involving hundreds of environmental websites, against the Harper Conservative government's omnibus budget bill.
Our websites were blacked in support of numerous national and local environmental sites such as Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, the Sierra Club of Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, Nature Canada and the Pembina Institute.
The protest is over the unprecedented deconstruction of Canada's environmental laws by the Harper government. Much of this deconstruction was buried in the recent budget bill - Bill C-38, for which debate was then limited to a few days.