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Ellen Page speaks out about Northern Pulp on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Ellen Page on the Jan. 31 Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Screen grab from YouTube
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. —

Ellen Page has, again, spoken out about the Northern Pulp mill.

The Halifax-born actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jan. 31, where the interview quickly turned away from a promotion for Page’s new show and toward an impassioned plea from Page for people to start taking instances of environmental destruction more seriously.

“Particularly the most marginalized people, particularly people in the world who had nothing to do with this, are the ones who are suffering the most currently,” she said. “Including in Canada.”

“Whether it’s the disproportionate amount of landfills that are placed next to communities of people of colour in Nova Scotia, or whether it’s about a pulp mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia, that’s been there forever and has destroyed the environment and the land of First Nations people.”

“This is something that’s happening. It’s happening to the most marginalized people, and we need to be talking about it.”

The YouTube video has had more than 65,000 views and over 1000 people weighed in with comments.

It’s not the first time that Page has used her platform to speak about the mill.

In December 2018, she took to Twitter saying, "Nova Scotia government MUST stop its corporate welfare for company that is literally destroying the province."

In 2015 the provincial government legislated that Boat Harbour be closed by 2020.

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