The Big Stall: A public talk and book launch with Donald Gutstein
Wednesday December 12
Legacy Art Gallery
630 Yates St. on Lekwungen Territory (Victoria)
Sierra Club BC’s Caitlyn Vernon will be speaking at this event sponsored by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office), Corporate Mapping Project, University of Victoria, Sierra Club BC and The Narwhal.
The Big Stall traces the origins of the government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil has infiltrated provincial and federal governments, academia, media and the non-profit sector to sway government and public opinion on the realities of climate change and what needs to be done about it.
Working both behind the scenes and in high-profile networks, Canada’s energy companies moved the debate away from discussion of the measures required to create a zero-carbon world and towards market-based solutions that will cut carbon dioxide emissions — but not enough to prevent severe climate impacts.
Join us in a talk with Donald Gutstein, Caitlyn Vernon (Sierra Club BC), and William Carroll (UVic, CMP Co-Director) about why the door has been left wide open for oil companies to determine their own futures in Canada, and to offer the background information citizens need to challenge politicians claiming they are taking meaningful action on global warming.
This is a free event but space is limited.