Environmental Racism: There’s Something in the Water
Environmental devastation is most often felt by marginalized people. In Canada, that means Indigenous, Blacks, and other people of colour. The pattern has - and continues - to repeat itself.
It is environmental racism. It's blatant and systemic.
One of the most egregious cases in the country is on the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia. Here, a pulp and paper mill dumped toxic effluent directly into Boat Harbour, on the reserve, for over 50 years. It's been devastating for the community.
Professor Ingrid Waldron will share with us her work on this issue that led to an award-winning book and a documentary by actor Ellen Page. (The film went on to be highlighted at TIFF and now can be found on Netflix.
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