March 6, 2015
Maude in North Bay
Barlow speaks against Energy East in North Bay, April 2014.

The Ontario provincial government has agreed with the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority source protection committee's recommendation that the proposed Energy East pipeline is a threat to drinking water in the area. The pipeline crosses numerous waterways that flow into Trout Lake, as well as under Trout Lake, which is the sole source of North Bay's drinking water.

March 6, 2015

EU Trade Insights reports, "The European Parliament’s Socialist and Democrats Group (S&D) threatened on March 4 to vote down the ratification of the EU-Canada trade pact if no substantial improvements are made to the existing chapter on investment protection."

March 6, 2015

The Council of Canadians was helping to get out the youth vote last night at the University of Regina.

Our Vancouver-based Get Out the Vote campaigner Brigette DePape and Edmonton-based Prairies-NWT organizer Chris Gallaway were on campus to meet with young people, learn about challenges and opportunities of mobilizing youth for the 2015 federal election, and plan creative ways to get out the vote.

March 5, 2015
Mary Robinson and Elaine Hughes
Chapter activists Mary Robinson and Elaine Hughes.

The Council of Canadians has requested a two week extension from the National Energy Board to their March 3rd deadline for submitting applications for the review process on the Energy East pipeline. We've requested this extension because, as Council of Canadians energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue explains, "A number of concerns with the NEB website have been brought to our attention that have led to people trying to apply, not being able to do so."

March 4, 2015

Chapter activist Roy Brady wants to make the CBC an issue in the upcoming federal election.

The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter is working to defend the CBC.