Former foreign affairs minister John Baird is now a member of the international advisory board for the Toronto-based mining giant Barrick Gold.
In a joint statement issued today, 16 social justice organizations, faith groups, trade unions, and environmental organizations are calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to immediately withdraw the province’s 10 year plan for clearcut logging on the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation.
30 March 2015
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the expiry of the ten-year Canada Health Accord signed in 2004.
Council of Canadians health care campaigner Michael Butler writes, "The federal government continues to ignore calls by the provinces and territories to work on a new deal, and shockingly announced devastating health care cuts with the bulk of the cuts (over $36 billion) coming into effect after the next federal election in 2015. ...In the year since the Health Accord expired, the Conservatives have already reduced funding by $987 million. ...That's equivalent to 2,500 hospital beds, or 15,000 nursing staff. ...[This] will create a pretext for mass privatization. Make no mistake; this is the Harper government’s plan."
The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond and Surrey chapters, along with Council of Canadians organizer Harjap Grewal, were in Squamish yesterday afternoon - with more than 500 other people - for a protest against the proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal there. The community of Squamish is located about 75 kilometres north of Vancouver.
March 31st, 2015, marks the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord.
Canada is facing an important next step in our medicare history. In 2014, the current health care accord – the deal that sets funding and health care service delivery agreements between the federal and provincial and territorial governments – expired. The federal government continues to ignore calls by the provinces and territories to work on a deal, and shockingly announced devastating health care cuts with the bulk of the cuts (over $36 billion) coming into effect after the next federal election in 2015.