Juno-winning singer, Nobel laureate end Northern Gateway tour with a `No'

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VANCOUVER - Canadian songstress Sarah Harmer is adding her voice to the chorus of opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

Harmer was part of a group of women that included Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams who just finished an eight-day tour of the proposed pipeline route through northern Alberta and B.C.

They met with more than 200 women in 13 communities from the Alberta oil sands to Kitimat, on the B.C. coast, where the pipeline would deliver oil to a tanker port.

Harmer says she's concerned about the greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands and the potential for a spill from the pipeline.

Williams, who shared the peace prize in 1997 for her work on an international ban on landmines, has dire warnings about the environmental effects of oilsands expansion and the pipeline project.

Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB) says the 1,100-kilometre pipeline is a strategic project for all of Canada that will result in thousands of jobs and billions in government revenues.

Organizations: Enbridge, TSX

Geographic location: Northern Gateway, B.C., VANCOUVER Northern Alberta Alberta Kitimat Canada

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