19 July 2018 (MONTREAL) — Five Greenpeace Canada activists are climbing the Montreal Olympic Park tower to deploy a 10x25m banner on which can be read ‘Don’t dirty our money: Stop Pipelines’. This is an act of peaceful resistance to the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline and tanker project (TMX) which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to buy with taxpayers’ money for $4.5 billion if no private buyer is secured.

A press release with main visual will follow later this morning.
A b-roll will be available in the afternoon.

WHO: 5 climbers from Quebec who are opposed to the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline (TMX) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to proceed with the buyout of the failing project on July 22nd.

WHEN: HAPPENING NOW – starting 6 AM.

WHERE:  Montreal Olympic Park tower at location. Best viewable from the side of the Biodome.

INTERVIEWS:  Climbers and Greenpeace Canada spokespeople will be available at the location dropped pin. Please contact us below to book interviews.

HI-RES PHOTOS, VIDEO AND B-ROLL TO BE ADDED LATER IN THE DAY: https://media.greenpeace.org/collection/27MZIFJWD7PX8

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For further information, visual assets and interviews, please contact: Marie Moucarry, Communications Officer, marie.moucarry@greenpeace.org, (438) 993-6127