January 30, 2015

This morning CBC reports, "[Today] Canada's provincial and territorial premiers ... will convene behind closed doors at a downtown Ottawa hotel, where they are expected to discuss a wide range of issues pertinent to their respective and collective interests, including energy, infrastructure and internal trade barriers. Later this morning, a coalition of concerned advocacy groups, including the Council of Canadians, Ecology Ottawa and the Raging Grannies will gather outside the venue to call on the assembled premiers to address what they describe as 'the elephant in the room': TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline, which, they say, will 'unleash pollution equivalent to adding 7 million cars on the roads.'"

The premiers clearly need to hear our message.

January 29, 2015

The Canadian Press is reporting that an independent study of the Energy East pipeline indicates that leaks as large as 2.6 million litres per day could go undetected. The study was commissioned by the MRC d’Autray- a municipal government in Quebec that will be crossed by TransCanada’s proposed pipeline. The SCADA leak detection system used by TransCanada cannot detect leaks less than 1.5% of daily volume. Energy East would be the largest pipeline in North America with a daily volume of 170 million litres- nearly all of which would be destined for export.

January 29, 2015
Tim Hortons editorial cartoon

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted this editorial cartoon given the news of layoffs at Tim Hortons.

January 29, 2015


The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter will be presenting "Stephen Harper: The Musical, How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil" in Yellowknife on February 14.

January 29, 2015

Delta Hotel
We'll be outside this hotel tomorrow at noon-hour, join us! 101 Lyon Street North