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May 28, 2015
The Council of Canadians and allies have lobbied at the European Parliament against ISDS and CETA, and will be there again.
The Council of Canadians and allies have lobbied at the European Parliament against ISDS and CETA, and will be there again.

The European Parliament's trade committee has voted to back the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The resolution endorsing the agreement now goes to the full European Parliament in Strasbourg for a plenary vote expected to take place June 8-10.

May 28, 2015
Harper Cameron
Will Cameron's threat to walk away from the EU complicate Harper's CETA agenda?

As the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) goes to the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the European Parliament for ratification votes, it appears that the UK and Europe could be embroiled in another issue. Will the UK leave Europe?

May 27, 2015
Federal Court of Appeal
Last month Council of Canadians organizer Mark Calzavara and Ailish Morgan-Welden joined Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine at a Federal Court of Appeal hearing in Toronto.

The Council of Canadians has been working with the people of Clyde River, Nunavut and allied organizations to stop seismic testing for oil and gas exploration in Baffin Bay.

May 27, 2015

Karunananthan speaks at the UN last week on unregulated private sector participation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations is calling on the Harper government to increase its foreign aid spending to help finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, there are strong indications that they are also discussing - and supporting - "private sector" funding for the SDGs.

May 27, 2015
Nashwaak River
The Sisson Brook mine would be built at the headwaters of the Nashwaak River

The Council of Canadians is skeptical about a new group that will seek to attract resource extraction projects to New Brunswick.

Global News reports, "The new natural resources task force includes companies such as TransCanada, Sisson Partnership and Ignite Fredericton. Greg Davidson, community relations manager with the Sission Brook Mine project, says the force is about having an open dialogue. ...Joel Richardson of the Canadian Manufactures and Exporters Association is concerned that the provincial government has stalled on encouraging some resource development [presumably following its decision to implement a moratorium on fracking in the province]."

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