January 28, 2015

The negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership - a free trade zone of twelve countries including Canada - could be concluded this March. The TPP, representing 40 per cent of the world's economy, would also include the United States, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has described the TPP as a deal that will only benefit the wealthy 1 per cent, not the rest of us who make up the 99 per cent.

January 28, 2015

Elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly are scheduled for February 7, nearly a year after Aam Aadmi Party [translated as the Common Man's Party] resigned on February 14th, 2014. Continuing with its earlier position, AAP in its white paper on Delhi Water has promised to provide water as a 'right' upon winning the elections while opining against the privatisation of Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

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!"