March 3, 2015

Today is the final day the National Energy Board (NEB) is receiving applications to participate in  TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project review. As I write this, close to 1700 applications have been submitted. From impacted landowners, farmers, First Nations and Indigenous organizations, to municipalities and provincial governments along the route, special interest groups, NGOs, and more.

The Council of Canadians has been heavily mobilizing on a number of levels around the NEB.

Let me first affirm, the NEB review is a broken process.

March 3, 2015
Maude Barlow, Anna Maria Tremonti.
Maude Barlow, Anna Maria Tremonti

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow was on CBC Radio's The Current this morning.

March 3, 2015

This is an open letter to the National Energy Board to ask to extend their 30-day application period for the proposed Energy East project by another 30 days.

Troubling information has been brought forward by a growing number of residents of Red Head, New Brunswick. This small community of approximately 500 residents is just east of Saint John and situated right beside the Bay of Fundy. Red Head is the final destination for the 4400-km export pipeline from Alberta tar sands, where it will be delivered to a proposed 18-tank storage facility ("tank farm"), and a marine terminal for oil supertankers.

March 2, 2015

Mural at the Supreme Court, Mexico.

Back in November 2012, Maude Barlow was invited to be a judge at the hearing regarding dams for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal. After this important hearing, the organizers arranged a meeting at the Mexican Supreme Court so that the judges would deliver their ruling.

March 2, 2015

Jim RiesberryThe Council of Canadians Brockville chapter submits a letter to the editor and pays for a 2" x 3" advertisement in their local newspaper every month. The letter to the editor is printed in a newspaper with a circulation of 6,000 readers and the advertisement goes in a newspaper with a circulation of 24,000 readers. Their letter last month focused on the Harper government's neglect of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.