National organizations representing hundreds of thousands to speak out on Parliament Hill in support of nature and democracy
WHEN: June 4th, 2012
11:00 AM: Media Photo Op on Parliament Hill in front of the Peace Tower 11:30 AM: News Conference, Charles Lynch Gallery, Room 130S, House of Commons
WHAT: In support of Black Out Speak Out, a movement supported by hundreds of organizations that are blacking out their websites on June 4th, and thousands of individual Canadians, spokespeople for the founding environmental organizations and allies will speak to media on Parliament Hill. The photo op will occur in front of a striking backdrop of the Parliament Buildings “blacked out”, with supporting signage, near the steps leading up to Centre Block.
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada
Eric Hebert-Daly, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Rick Smith, Environmental Defence
Ian Davidson, Nature Canada
John Bennett, Sierra Club Canada
Media events will also occur in Vancouver and Montreal and national spokespeople will be available in Toronto. Media Contacts:
Ottawa – Gillian McEachern,, 613-292-4416
Toronto – Stephanie Kohls,, 416.323.9521 x232 | Cell: 647.280.9521
Vancouver – Ian Hanington – -604-732-4228 x1238
Montreal – Nadine Légaré,