Community meets in New Brunswick over protest

Global News

REXTON, N.B. – Hundreds of people gathered at a community hall in New Brunswick on Sunday to discuss their opposition of the development of a shale gas sector in the province as their protest garnered support from a Manitoba grand chief.

Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock said the meeting at New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation was a chance for people in his community to tell their stories.

“It’s just part of the healing process and I wanted that to begin,” said Sock after the meeting, which drew about 300 community members and protesters and was closed to media.

Sock would not say if anything was decided during the meeting on how to proceed with the protest over shale gas exploration.

“We just started the healing process and in the coming days I will have more information,” he said.

Sock and Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs were…

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