October 29th is the global day of action against RBC’s investments in climate-destroying fossil-fuels and the ongoing violation of indigenous sovereignty. In Ottawa, the action will take place at 12PM on October 29th, at the RBC on the corner of Bank and Queen Street (99 Bank Street). Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Here are further details on the event from the leadnow website:
Following Wet’suwet’en Leadership and Land Defenders in Gidimt’en Checkpoint, as well as participating in this Global Day of Action, we will shine a spotlight on the planet-killing investments RBC continues to make, and articulate the need for a united front against those who profit from human rights abuses and climate destruction.
We are calling for defunding of CGL and all other fossil fuel expansion projects.
RBC is the biggest funder of fossil fuels in Canada (5th in the world). It has poured over $200 Billion into fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was signed.
On November 1st, the UN climate conference in Glasgow (COP26) will begin, with a focus on climate finance. This gives us a crucial opportunity to pressure RBC into ceasing to finance fossil fuels and respect Indigenous rights.
The Wet’suwet’en have released a letter calling on Canadian banks and other investors to withdraw their funding for Coastal Gas Link (CGL) and TC Energy. There is a toolkit available for people who would like to participate in the action and amplify their message over social media and email. The toolkit contains suggested Tweets and FB posts, as well as an email template for emailing the executives of the financial institutions financing CGL and thereby the transgression of Indigenous rights on unceded traditional territory. Click here to access the toolkit.