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April 17, 2014
Irving Oil Refinery
Photo: The Irving refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick currently produces about 300,000 barrels a day of finished energy products, half of which is exported to the United States. Photo by Brent Patterson.

The Globe and Mail has reported, "Since 2012, the billionaire Irving family has been advocating a proposal called Energy East."

April 17, 2014

Sun News Network host Ezra Levant recently accused Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians of corruption for accepting grants from U.S. foundations.

April 17, 2014
Photo: Council of Canadians Williams Lake chapter activist Ross McCoubrey (left) talks with Husband and Britneff. Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski.
Photo: Council of Canadians Williams Lake chapter activist Ross McCoubrey (left) talks with Husband and Britneff. Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski.

The Council of Canadians Williams Lake chapter, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, Williams Lake Field Naturalists, Stand Up For the North, and United Steelworkers Local 425 organized a public forum about the future of forestry earlier this week. 

The featured speakers were Anthony Britneff, a retired senior policy analyst with the BC Forest Service, Vicky Husband, a conservationist who has worked on forest management issues for thirty years, and Peter Ewert from Stand Up for the North.

April 16, 2014
Photo: Council of Canadians activists meet with Warrior Chief John Levi and members of the Elsipogtog First Nation.
Photo: Council of Canadians activists meet with Warrior Chief John Levi and members of the Elsipogtog First Nation.

It could well be another summer and fall of community and First Nation resistance to Texas-based SWN Resources and their plans to frack New Brunswick.

April 16, 2014

Photo: Darwish and DePape.
Photo: Darwish and DePape.

The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free B.C., and the Kootenay Direct Action Community are organizing a full-day non-violent direct action (NVDA) training workshop on Saturday May 3 at the Oxygen Arts Centre in Nelson, British Columbia.

The training features our Vancouver-based organizing staff Leila Darwish and Brigette DePape, along with Randy Janzen, an instructor in the peace studies program at Selkirk College.

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