Media Advisory: Scott Niedermayer Announces New Canadians for the Great Bear


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - On Wednesday, September 19, "Captain Canada" Scott Niedermayer will join WWF and Coastal First Nations to announce a new group of Canadians for the Great Bear. Including world-renowned economist Jeff Rubin and other prominent cultural icons and leading thinkers, these individuals reflect an increasingly diverse and mainstream Canadian movement to protect the future of Canada''s Great Bear region and speak out about the risks of the proposed Northern Gateway Project.

Date   Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Location   Blue Room, TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. W., Toronto
Streaming live at
Participants   Scott Niedermayer, ''Captain Canada'' and leader of the Canadians for the Great Bear
Jeff Rubin, economist and author of The End of Growth
Art Sterritt, Executive Director, Coastal First Nations
Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada
Darcy Dobell, Vice-President, Pacific, WWF-Canada
New Canadians for the Great Bear
Details   11:30   Introductions from Art Steritt, Scott Niedermayer
  11:36   Comments from selected new Canadians for the Great Bear
  11:43   Q&A with media
  12:05   Canadians for the Great Bear charter signing
  Following the signing, Canadians for the Great Bear will be available for interviews

About Canadians for the Great Bear

Canadians for the Great Bear are a group of Canadians representing a range of backgrounds and expertise, who have joined forces to call for a sustainable future for Canada''s unique Great Bear region. The group raises expert concerns about the risks of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to Canadian values, jobs, and the environment. Backed by WWF-Canada and B.C.''s Coastal First Nations, Canadians for the Great Bear are calling for an energy strategy that respects nature, reflects Canadian values and works for all Canadians.

About Coastal First Nations

The Coastal First Nations is an alliance of First Nations that includes the Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk, Gitga''at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation with approximately 20,000 members that are working together to develop a sustainable economy.

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive.

Riannon John
Jo Anne Walton
Coastal First Nations
Bess Brown

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