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May 1, 2015

Maude Barlow

It was a full house last night in Vancouver for the first of ten election-focused town hall meetings across the country. The panel featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, Canadian Union of Public Employees national president Paul Moist, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and instructor/ activist Itrath Syed. The moderator for the evening was Council of Canadians campaigner Brigette DePape and it began with a territorial welcome by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam Nation.

In terms of statements and comments from last night, Council of Canadians democracy campaigner Dylan Penner and others tweeted:

Maude Barlow

April 30, 2015

Ken KavanaghSt. John's-based Council of Canadians Board member Ken Kavanagh is speaking out against the Harper government's cutting of the blue pages in our telephone directories.

April 30, 2015
Shoal Lake
In April, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow walked across the semi-frozen diversion channel to reach Shoal Lake 40.

The Council of Canadians is calling on the Harper government to undertake all repairs required to bring the ferry that serves Shoal Lake 40 back into full service and to join with the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba to fully fund the construction of a secure all-weather access road to the community.

April 30, 2015

The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter is organizing against fracking tonight.

VOCM reports, "The St. John's chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting a submission writing party for the the NL Fracking Review. Paula Graham is with the Council of Canadians. She says the submission writing party will include crayons, paints, and theatre as possible ways of getting the message across."

April 30, 2015

The Council of Canadians Sudbury chapter has written Sudbury city council about the position FONOM has taken on the Energy East pipeline.

As noted on their website, "The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is the unified voice of Northeastern Ontario, representing and advocating on behalf of 110 cities, towns and municipalities." The group has stated that, "FONOM continues to advocate that TransCanada’s Energy East project is safer method to transfer oil across northern Ontario as opposed to other methods such as road or rail. FONOM will continue to engage in the Ontario Energy Board review process and participate in the National Energy Board process by way of Letter of Comment."

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