John McEwen, first vice-president of the NBFL, Larry Hanley of the Canadian Paperworkers Union, and Dana Silk, executive director of the CCNB, were among the participants.
From the beginning, nuclear power was strongly opposed by the CCNB.
However, in 1979, there was an anti-nuclear, pro-labour protest, involving both the CCNB and the NBFL, with Larry Hanley of the Saint John District Labour Council playing a key role in linking human rights, environmental, and labour supporters in the protest.
Tim McCarthy's leadership of the NBFL and David Coon's of the CCNB were crucial factors in this.
In terms of his involvement with environmentalists and the CCNB in particular, Beckingham said that he wanted "to show them that the [labour] movement had a place and that they had a credible voice to the issue.
Information from the CCNB website, accessed 20 June 2012, www.
The CCNB has called upon the provincial government to stop issuing aquaculture site licences until a new policy and regulatory regime is in place.
Although the CCNB is calling upon farmers to absorb the cost of cleaning up diseased sites - on the premise that a government bailout would give them little incentive to change their practices Harvey emphasizes that governments are really to blame, due to their poor regulation of the industry: "They have failed the public; they have failed the environment, and they have failed the industry.