Today, health coalitions from across Canada are holding press conferences and a day of action (see here, here, here, here and here) to highlight the substantial implications and the threat to universal public health care that the current court case regarding the for-profit Cambie Surgical Centre, and its co-owner Dr. Brian Day, has for all of us.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow tweeted this morning about the threat posed to beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River by the Energy East tar sands pipeline.
Stop the pipelines! Researcher warns of looming 'catastrophe' for St. Lawrence beluga population | Toronto Star http://t.co/JaQLC8pI1y
— Maude Barlow (@MaudeBarlow) September 29, 2014
Photo: Juncker and Malmstrom
There is exciting news out of Europe with respect to the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision in the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is likely to have profound consequences for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Photo: LNG forum in Squamish, Sept. 25
On September 25, the Council of Canadians co-sponsored the My Sea to Sky LNG and Petro-State Politics public forum with Andrew Nikiforuk at Quest University Canada in Squamish, a community located about 75 kilometres north of Vancouver.
The Huffington Post reports, "Squamish is the site of a proposed LNG processing and export terminal of its own -- one that would have about one-tenth the export capacity of those proposed further north in the B.C. communities of Kitimat, Prince Rupert, and Terrace."