Canadian Extractive Industry, Human Rights & the Law: Lawyer Cory Wanless to Speak on Fracking in Canada
November 8th, 7 PM, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Antigonish; and
November 9th, at the annual gathering of the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network at the Tatamagouche Centre
Responsible Energy Action and Antigonish Breaking the Silence are hosting a presentation by Cory Wanless, of the progressive Toronto law firm Klippensteins, Barristers & Solicitors
Klippensteins is currently counsel to Alberta oil consultant Jessica Ernst in her lawsuit against the oil company EnCana, the ERCB and Alberta Government for the contamination of her water through shallow hydraulic fracturing. They are also representing community members from El Estor, Guatemala in a civil suit against the Canadian company HudBay Minerals, Inc. In 2010, Klippensteins represented filmmaker Steven Schnoor in a successful defamation lawsuit against Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala Kenneth Cook,who had made false claims that Mr Schnoor’s documentary misrepresented the eviction of residents of El Estor by Vancouver-based nickel mining company Skye Resources.
[Refer also to: Breaking the silence ]