April 27, 2015


A dozen Council of Canadians activists recently met with migrant detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario to hear first hand their experiences with indefinite detention. What we heard moved us and reaffirmed our commitment to end this injustice. We urge all our supporters to join us in trying to stop indefinite detention by signing the End Immigration Detention petition, which can be found here.

The Council of Canadians is opposed to immigration detention, particularly indefinite detention. Immigration detention is imprisonment without charges or trial.

April 27, 2015
Barlow speaking at the United Nations
Barlow speaking at the United Nations. Photo by Meera Karunananthan.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke about harmony with nature today at a United Nations plenary session presided over by UN General Assembly president Sam Kahamba Kutesa.

Barlow tweeted this morning, "At UN General Assembly. High level panel on the rights of nature. Excellent statements from president and secretary general."

April 27, 2015
Delta-Richmond chapter
The Delta/Richmond chapter were at the second annual "Peep-in" yesterday.

The Council of Canadians Delta/Richmond chapter joined with Citizens Against Port Expansion and others yesterday to witness the migration stopover of western sandpipers on Roberts Bank.

For some context, Roberts Bank is an undersea bank on the south side of the estuary of the Fraser River approximately 35 kilometers south of Vancouver. The western sandpiper is a small shorebird whose breeding habitat is the tundra of eastern Siberia and Alaska and that migrates to both coasts of North America and South America.

April 26, 2015

Leo BroderickThe people of Prince Edward Island will be voting in a provincial election on May 4.

In a letter to the editor The Guardian, Charlottetown-based Council of Canadians vice-chairperson Leo Broderick writes, "One of the most important questions facing Islanders during this election campaign is what will a newly-elected P.E.I. government do with Cavendish Farms president Robert Irving’s request to lift the moratorium on high capacity deep-water wells. Mr. Irving has threatened the province with the ultimatum that unless the moratorium is lifted, he may have to cut back or simply move his business elsewhere. He is supported by the P.E.I. Potato Board and the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture."

April 26, 2015

Bayfield Walk for Water Event

The Village of Bayfield is a blue community!

The small community, which is located within the town of Bluewater, Ontario, is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Huron about 220 kilometres west of Toronto.