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November 25, 2014

LNG

The Council of Canadians is opposed to the building of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and pipelines in British Columbia. There are currently 18 LNG terminals proposed to be constructed on the BC coastline along with numerous pipelines that would supply them with fracked gas.

– If just five of these LNG terminals were to be built, the facilities would release 13 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The fracking and transport of the gas would generate an additional 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

– The gas needed for five of these LNG terminals would also require an estimated 582 billion litres of water from BC's rivers, lakes and streams. And just five LNG terminals could require an estimated 39,000 new wells by 2040, the majority of which would likely be fracked.

November 25, 2014
The town council of Amherst, NS has decided to abandon plans to accept fracked wastewater.
The town council of Amherst, NS has decided to abandon plans to accept fracked wastewater.

The Council of Canadians applauds the news that Amherst town council has abandoned its plan to accept fracking wastewater for disposal in its sewage system.

November 25, 2014

This past March, the Harper government adopted federal procurement 'Integrity Framework' regulations that state that companies convicted in Canada or internationally for offences such as fraud, bribery and extortion would be disqualified for a ten year period from bidding on Public Works contracts. While the list of convictions in the legislation was reportedly expanded, a Public Works spokesperson also acknowledged that the old rules called for a permanent ban.

November 25, 2014

The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter is sponsoring a public forum titled 'Pay Up Cameco! Hundreds of millions owed to Canadians' featuring Dennis Howlett from Canadians for Tax Fairness. Saskatoon-based Cameco Corporation is the world's third largest producer of uranium.

November 25, 2014

Canadian Plasma ResourcesThe Council of Canadians opposes for-profit plasma collection clinics.

In March 2013, we highlighted that the Harper government was considering an application from the private company Canadian Plasma Resources to open for-profit blood donation clinics in Toronto and Hamilton where donors would be paid $20 for being hooked up to a plasma collection machine. We noted that two of the for-profit clinics were to be located near homeless shelters in downtown Toronto, while the third was to be near a drug abuse treatment centre in Hamilton.

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