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Fossil Fools Day Rally

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

RBC is the biggest funder of fossil fuels in Canada (5th in the world), having poured over $250 Billion into fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was signed.  It is complicit in exacerbating the climate crisis, human rights abuses and genocide at home and around the world. Their investments in the Coastal GasLink pipeline violate Wet’suwet’en rights and have led to militarized RCMP violence and a multiyear campaign of surveillance, harassment, and brutality. Their investments in tar sands extraction (Imperial Oil, TransMountain Expansion) violate Indigenous rights and cause devastating climate and health impacts.

Organizations across Canada will be leading Fossil Fools Day rallies outside of local RBC branches on April 6, as part of a national day of action, sharing information directly with RBC customers, leaving information for RBC branch managers and customers, and through it all, getting national attention through a massive social media support campaign and press outreach.

On April 11th, RBC executives and shareholders will gather for their Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is a critical moment for RBC to sell a greenwashed narrative of success and profit to shareholders, the media and the public. You can make sure that doesn’t happen. This year, we will be standing in solidarity, once again, with a delegation of Indigenous representatives from Nations across Turtle Island and around the world, who will be bringing their message to the AGM itself.

RBC must align its actions with its words – and with the demands of science. We’re calling on RBC to rapidly phase out fossil fuel financing, respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent and ramp up investments in climate safe solutions. There is no business case for climate destruction and the violations of Indigenous rights.

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Organizer

For Our Grandchildren
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Venue

RBC Chemong
806 Chemong Road
Paterborough, Ontario K9H 5Z6 Canada
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