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."

January 26, 2015

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted:

January 26, 2015

Goldcorp Inc. has acquired Probe Mines Ltd. That means the Vancouver-based mining company now also own the Borden gold mine near Chapleau in northern Ontario. That mine is about 160 kilometres west of Goldcorp's long-established Porcupine mine near Timmins.