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Orangeville high school students protest RBC’s financing of fossil fuel projects

March 26, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

Orangeville Secondary School students are taking exception to the Royal Bank of Canada’s financing of more than $178 billion in fossil fuel projects.

A group of student activists from the school staged a protest outside the local bank branch on Tuesday, threatening to withdraw their finances unless the bank alters its practices. They say the Royal Bank of Canada has financed the large amount during the time since the Paris Agreement was signed by member countries of the United Nations.

“I don’t feel comfortable banking with an institution that is not supporting a livable and sustainable future for all,” Grade 12 student Olivia Rowan told Yahoo News.

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