January 28, 2015
Fiona McMurran
South Niagara chapter activist Fiona McMurran

The Council of Canadians South Niagara chapter will be presenting a workshop at the eighth annual Niagara Social Justice Forum this Saturday (January 31) at Brock University.

January 28, 2015

Harper: The Musical.

The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter is sponsoring a presentation of "Harper: The Musical: How To Survive and Thrive in The Dying Days of the Empire of Oil" on Tuesday February 10. The Council of Canadians Red Deer and Area chapter is also organizing for a performance of this play on Thursday February 12.

January 27, 2015

The Council of Canadians London chapter supports the Londoners for Door to Door postal delivery campaign. That mobilization has canvassed neighbourhoods in that southern Ontario city on Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 25. As noted in the promotion for these canvasses, "All are welcome and encouraged to join us as we inform Londoners about what is happening and what they can do to stop Canada Post and Harper from taking away this vital service. We will be joining many postal workers, who need our support. Canada Post belongs to all of us, and together we can save it!"

January 27, 2015

TPP protest in NYC. Twitter photo by Popular Resistance.

Common Dreams reports, "Braving snow and blizzard warnings, health, labor and environmental activists rallied outside a New York City hotel on Monday where industry leaders met with international trade representatives to commence the 'final negotiations' over the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP]."

The Council of Canadians is opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and endorsed yesterday's protest.

January 26, 2015

Stop Energy East HFX protest this afternoon. Council of Canadians organizer Tori Ball holds banner (second from the right).

The Council of Canadians Halifax chapter and Stop the Energy East Pipeline - Halifax held a public forum outside the Halifax Central Library this afternoon to draw attention to the National Energy Board’s exclusionary and flawed review process. The Canadian Press reports, "About a dozen people staged a rally Monday in Halifax as the board met with groups during closed-door meetings to discuss the project. Members of Stop Energy East Halifax held signs and a makeshift pipeline with the words 'tar sands=climate bomb' in front of the Halifax Central Library."