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No to War Ships, Yes to Climate Action and Affordable Housing

An Interview with Tamara Lorincz

by Hillary Bain Lindsay

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Twenty-five billion dollars could go a long way in combatting climate change and poverty in Canada, says peace activist Tamara Lorincz.  Photo: Hillary Lindsay
Twenty-five billion dollars could go a long way in combatting climate change and poverty in Canada, says peace activist Tamara Lorincz. Photo: Hillary Lindsay

When the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard was awarded a 25 billion dollar shipbuilding contract in October 2011, many Nova Scotians were jubilant. But most Nova Scotians are unaware of the true nature of the shipbuilding deal, says peace activist Tamara Lorincz.  She points out that it is warships that will be built, and it will be the one percent who profits most.    

In December, Lorincz, a mother of two, began “Wednesdays Against Warships,” a weekly protest in front of the Irving Shipyard. For the first couple weeks, Lorincz stood alone, but her campaign is slowly gaining momentum.

In this 23 minute interview, Lorincz explains why Nova Scotia doesn't need warships and proposes what the money should be spent on instead. 

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