November 25, 2015

Maude at forum in Karlsruhe

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at a public forum in Karlsruhe, Germany today on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision.

A media release states (in German), "The alternative Nobel Prize winner Maude Barlow will be in Karlsruhe for a public discussion ahead of the Paris summit on climate change." It highlights a panel discussion with her, Bishop Prof. Dr. Jochen Cornelius-Bundschuh, MEP Sven Giegold, and Gabor Paál, chief science editor at the SWR radio. The forum took place in the atrium of the Evangelical Supreme Ecclesiastical Council in Karlsruhe.


At the public forum, Council of Canadians trade campaigner tweeted:

November 25, 2015

(Council of Canadians protest the loss of the Health Accord at the Council of the Federations, 2015)



November 16, 2015

Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

House of Commons, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6


Dear Minister Philpott,

November 25, 2015

The Liberal platform this past election stated, "We will renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. It is time for Canada to have a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. This is both the right thing to do and a sure path to economic growth."

November 25, 2015

Comox Valley

The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter had a successful screening of the film 'This Changes Everything' at North Island College in Courtenay last night. Chapter activist Alice de Wolff writes, "It was an excellent evening. We had more than a full house: close to 250 people were in the theatre and another 30 were turned away at the door. And, it's a great film - people were energized and buzzing at the end of the evening."

She also tells us that, "We started with a reading of the Leap Manifesto, which turned out to be a great thing to do. Local activists reading a part of the Manifesto really illustrated that we are not starting from scratch. We are working on these issues already, and reading the Manifesto together created another layer of common language and intention."

Comox Valley

November 24, 2015

Last Friday was the deadline for public submissions to the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing, the province’s 3-person panel regarding the future of the fracking industry in the province. Despite feeling fresh of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydraulic Fracking Review Panel public consultation train, we also made a detailed submission from the Council of Canadians to the NB Commission.

Different than other review panels like the Wheeler review in Nova Scotia and the ongoing Gosine review panel process in Newfoundland and Labrador, the NB Commission is a citizens’ panel (more information including biographies found on their website), appointed by the provincial government to re-examine the conditions for which the current moratorium might be lifted.