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December 19, 2014
Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver.
Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver.

The Council of Canadians, the Wilderness Committee, allied environmental groups and concerned citizens have signed an open letter demanding that the British Columbia government "end the partnership it has established with Science World to promote the liquefied natural gas industry through a province-wide series of community seminars." Science World - located in the Expo Centre building from Expo 86 - is a science centre in Vancouver. It also conducts workshops and presents science-themed shows in schools and communities across the province.

December 19, 2014
Brady on CHEX-TV
Brady on CHEX-TV.

Peterborough Health Coalition chairperson (and Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist) Roy Brady says the community needs more control over the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) given a $57 million discrepancy in its books.

While the hospital is referring to this an accounting error, the money was placed in a restricted account over the past three years when it was to have been used for operational expenses. The hospital went public with the issue earlier this week, just after its chief executive officer, director of communications, director of corporate services and chief transformational officer all left their positions for undisclosed reasons. The hospital says it will be strengthening its internal financial controls.

December 18, 2014
We Care
Council of Canadians organizers Aleah Loney and Chris Gallaway.

The Council of Canadians Edmonton office has joined the We Care campaign calling for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women.

December 18, 2014

Mark D'ArcyNew Brunswick premier Brian Gallant has introduced legislation for a provincial moratorium on fracking.

The Globe and Mail reports, "Mark D’Arcy of the Council of Canadians, who has attended anti-shale gas rallies across the province, said he believes many New Brunswickers support the government’s decision. 'This is a great Christmas present', he said."

December 18, 2014

Communities are celebrating three victories against fracking this week. Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all rejected fracking after years of opposition from communities calling for the protection of community health and the environment.

The Montreal Gazette reported, “Premier Philippe Couillard closed the door on shale gas development in Quebec after an environmental review said its risks outweighed the economic benefits.”

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