The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities tabled its recommendations today on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The recommendations fall below what is needed to protect all lakes and rivers in Canada.
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The Council of Canadians and allies are calling for Nova Scotians’ perspectives to be included in the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization Panel hearings, which are beginning today in Saint John, New Brunswick.
New analysis of Health Canada and B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority data shows that up to one in four people may not have clean water on First Nation reserves.
Statistics Canada is expected to release an updated study tomorrow on the status of renewable water sources. The Council of Canadians will be available for comment on the findings.
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As trade ministers from across the Pacific Rim prepare to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile today and tomorrow, the Council of Canadians along with more than 200 organizations representing citizens across the Pacific Rim
The suspension of TransCanada’s NAFTA lawsuit highlights how trade deals are used by corporations to roll back democratic decisions, says the Council of Canadians.
Ottawa, ON — As the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization panel stops in Gatineau tomorrow, the federal government needs to put an immediate freeze on current pipeline proposals until impartial oversight is established. That’s the central message in a long list of concerns that Ecology Ottawa and the Council of Canadians will be presenting to the NEB Modernization panel.
This morning, the European Parliament passed CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, one of many steps required to implement the controversial deal. The Council of Canadians, which spent years working against the deal both in the Europe and in Canada, is available for comment on this development.
FREDERICTON, NB – Last night Sackville town councillors passed a resolution brought forward by Mount Allison University students to oppose TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline proposal, making it the first municipality in New Brunswick to officially take a stand against the pipeline.
Today, the House of Commons voted to adopt C-30, the bill to implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in third reading. It did so without any public consultations or substantive economic analysis.