September 19, 2014


The Yukon, like BC, is home to some of the largest shale gas deposits on the planet. The difference is that BC has already gone wild on fracking, whereas the Yukon has shielded itself with a moratorium. 


September 18, 2014


Juergen Maier, the managing director with Forums Umwelt & Entwicklung (Forum for Environment and Development) warns about the investor-state provision in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

September 18, 2014

CETA protest on Parliament Hill

The Council of Canadians and allies are organizing a protest against CETA on September 26 in Ottawa.

Council of Canadians trade campaigner Scott Harris writes, "On September 26, officials from Canada and the European Union will meet at a ceremony in Ottawa to officially announce that negotiations for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are finished and the text has been finalized."

September 18, 2014
Photo: The interactive forum on the Mount Polley mine disaster.
Photo: The interactive forum on the Mount Polley mine disaster.

Last Friday (September 12), the Council of Canadians and the Freshwater Alliance hosted an hour-long webcast on the Mount Polley mine tailings spill disaster in British Columbia. The on-line forum featured Jacinda Mack from Xat’sull First Nation, Amy Cook from Fair Mining BC, and Ramsey Hart from MiningWatch Canada.

Council of Canadians organizer Brigette DePape writes, "Pacific regional organizer Leila Darwish did a great job co-facilitating the webinar with Susie Porter Bopp from the Freshwater Alliance!"

September 17, 2014

The Northumberland County chapter of the Council of Canadians has taken its opposition to the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline to Brighton municipal council.

Quinte News reports, "The Northumberland chapter of the Council of Canadians warned [Brighton] council about the dangers posed by the aging pipeline. ...Brighton council wants more time to study issues surrounding the federal government decision to allow Enbridge to change the oil product it carries in pipeline 9, which runs from Sarnia to Montreal and runs through the Quinte region. ...Brighton council will discuss the issue again at its next meeting. [In addition], Pipeline 9 will [also] be discussed at Northumberland County council tomorrow."

Brighton is located about 150 kilometres east of Toronto.

Council of Canadians chapter activists in Ontario and Quebec are actively opposing Line 9.