George Murphy to speak at fracking town hall in Stephenville

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ST. JOHN’S — George Murphy, the NDP MHA for St. John’s East, will be a guest speaker at People’s Frackdown 2 in Stephenville on Saturday.

Murphy is the NDP’s environment and conservation critic and has been active in the political fight that resulted in the province implementing a moratorium on fracking in November.

People’s Frackdown 2 will take place at the United Church Hall on St. Clare Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event will include interactive sessions with Murphy, Dr. Ian Simpson, Rev. Kathryn Vance and Ken Bennett. A discussion on “where do we go from here?” will follow.

Organizations: NDP MHA, United Church Hall

Geographic location: Stephenville, Clare Avenue

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  • Joe Wiseman
    January 25, 2014 - 07:56

    People’s Frackdown 2 – A Town Hall United Church Hall St. Clare Avenue Stephenville, NL 6:30 Saturday, Jan 25th Master of Ceremonies – Aiden Mahoney Free Concert “Songs of Freedom, Songs of Joy” Guest Speaker – George Murphy – MHA – Individual Rights and Freedoms Interactive Sessions 1) George Murphy – Politics and the Environment 2) Dr. Ian Simpson – Health and the Environment 3) Rev. Kathryn Vance – Social Action 4) Ken Bennett – Culture, Ethics and the Environment Town Hall – Where Do We Go From Here? Free Smokin’ Joe Wiseman CD for all participants Social With Refreshments and Additional Music This event is open to the public and will seek to enhance knowledge of activities such as hydraulic fracturing and the impact on our health and the health of our loved ones. It will also have an interactive component so that we all have an opportunity to speak to these issues. We wish to invite, as well, members of the oil industry as well as local municipal, provincial and federal political parties. They are our leaders and we need to explore their ideas. Simultaneous Events Moncton St. John’s Joe Wiseman Citizen 709 648 2623