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Notre environnement, notre choix / Our Environment, Our Choice

Dear Mr. Barnett:
During our meeting with the Commission in Richbucto October 15, Commission members told us they were unaware of the investigation into RCMP misconduct in Kent County during the shale gas protests in 2013. We were asked to send the Commission articles published by the New Brunswick Media Co-op on this issue.

Below is a three-part series of articles on this issue that I am pleased to forward, through you, to the Commission members. Please note that all three articles were referenced during our time with the Commission.

Please make sure Commission members see and read the material we are forwarding to you. No one in government would even talk with us in the period 2010-14, and we are praying the Commission will prove be different.

  1. Awkward questions raised at investigation of RCMP actions at Rexton shale gas camp: “Why didn’t they care about the crime scene?” (Part 1 of 3)
  2. Inquiry into RCMP conduct in Kent County collects evidence in Rexton, hears cries for justice (Part 2 of 3)
  3. Who polices the secret police? History of RCMP security police shows numerous violations of civil, democratic rights (Part 3 of 3)

Article "1. Awkward questions raised..." is also referenced in Mr. Roger Richard's brief.

Article "2. Inquiry into RCMP conduct..." deals specifically with the (federal) CRCC investigation in the RCMP actions in suppressing peaceful protest.

Article "3. Who polices the secret police..." show that the reports given by citizens to the CRCC investigation are not at all unusual.

Best wishes,
Dallas McQuarrie
Notre environnement, notre choix

The following submission was sent on October, 22, 2015

Dear Mr. Barnett:

During our meeting with the Commission on October 15 in Richibucto, we drew to the Commission's attention that the world's foremost human rights organization, Amnesty International (AI), has been very critical of New Brunswick's mishandling of the shale gas issue.

Commission members said they were unaware of AI's trenchant criticism of New Brunswick's actions, and asked us to forward the AI letter to them and, with this e-mail, I am pleased to do that.

The following link is to the letter from Amnesty International to New Brunswick on November 1, 2013 - just two weeks after the RCMP attacked the shale gas protest camp at Rexton. We note that both Kairos and the Quakers signed this letter! The link is:

http://www.amnesty.ca/news/coalition-letters/open-letter-concerning-anti-fracking-protests-at-the-elsipogtog-mi%E2%80%99kmaq-natio

 Please note that I have also 'cut and pasted' AI's letter into the attachment for easy of reference. The yellow highlighting of some sentences in the AI letter has been added by me.

Please ask the Commission members to review this material in conjunction with its review of the June 26 Supreme Court of Canada decision that we talked about in the Notre environnement, notre choix / Our Environment, Our Choice submission.

We would also like the Commission to recognize that a 'social license' for any proposal cannot be said to exit where proceeding with the proposal would entail a violation of human and democratic rights, or where the proposal is rejected by a majority of the inhabitants of the area who will be affected by that proposal.

Best wishes,

Dallas McQuarrie, Notre environnement, notre choix / Our Environment, Our Choice

The following documents were also provided following the October 15, 2015 meeting:

Submitted by Dallas Mcquarrie, Notre environnement, notre choix

The following submission was also made on November 18, 2015 by Dallas McQuarrie and Susan Hopkins McQuarrie:

The following submission was also made by Dr. Michael Bradfield on October 19, 2015

 

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