Myself and nearly a hundred Greenpeace volunteers and supporters gathered at Queen's Park this afternoon to declare our freedom of speech. Resolute Forestry Products' destructive logging practices have long been criticised by Greenpeace but now Resolute sued #Greenpeace Canada, Greenpeace U.S., Greenpeace International and several Greenpeace staff.
Resolute has also publicly lashed out against the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, and the Forest Stewardship Council. It would appear that they see no place in civil society for criticism of their practices.
Simultaneous gatherings took place all over the world.
"Greenpeace will continue to defend against Resolute’s meritless claims because too much is at stake - not only the future of Canada’s forests but the future of free speech in this country." says Joanna Kerr, Executive Director for Greenpeace Canada