March 3, 2015

This is an open letter to the National Energy Board to ask to extend their 30-day application period for the proposed Energy East project by another 30 days.

Troubling information has been brought forward by a growing number of residents of Red Head, New Brunswick. This small community of approximately 500 residents is just east of Saint John and situated right beside the Bay of Fundy. Red Head is the final destination for the 4400-km export pipeline from Alberta tar sands, where it will be delivered to a proposed 18-tank storage facility ("tank farm"), and a marine terminal for oil supertankers.

March 2, 2015

Mural at the Supreme Court, Mexico.

Back in November 2012, Maude Barlow was invited to be a judge at the hearing regarding dams for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal. After this important hearing, the organizers arranged a meeting at the Mexican Supreme Court so that the judges would deliver their ruling.

March 2, 2015

Jim RiesberryThe Council of Canadians Brockville chapter submits a letter to the editor and pays for a 2" x 3" advertisement in their local newspaper every month. The letter to the editor is printed in a newspaper with a circulation of 6,000 readers and the advertisement goes in a newspaper with a circulation of 24,000 readers. Their letter last month focused on the Harper government's neglect of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

March 2, 2015

The fight in New Brunswick against TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline gained momentum this past weekend! At the invitation of the Wolastoq Grand Council, this past Saturday saw close to 50 people participate in an historic gathering at the Woodstock Band Council’s office to form an alliance with indigenous and non-indigenous allies.  

March 1, 2015

Yesterday's protest outside MPP Deb Matthews' constituency office. Photo by Robert Cory.

The Council of Canadians London chapter joined with allies yesterday to protest in front of Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Deb Matthews' constituency office. They were there to demand that she stop the the proposed closure of birthing and other obstetrical services at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital.