The implementation act to pass the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Bill C-30, has passed second reading in the House of Commons today.
The implementation act to pass the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Bill C-30, is expected to go to a vote on second reading in the House of Commons this afternoon. The Council of Canadians is available for comment about the imminent vote on the controversial deal.
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The Canadian government has fumbled a critical opportunity to be a climate leader, diversify the economy and create sustainable jobs, says the Council of Canadians. Today’s announcement clashes with the government’s decision to support the planned 30 per cent increase in pipeline capacity, and Alberta’s oil sands emission cap that allows emissions from that sector to increase by 43 per cent.
Today, the Council of Canadians’ Water Campaigner Emma Lui called on the federal government to restore and enhance protections for every lake and every river at the last day of the Standing Committee meetings on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
The proposal from a Senate committee to extend the controversial Energy East pipeline through Nova Scotia is a shell game to save the Energy East pipeline, but makes no sense from an environmental and climate change perspective, says the Council of Canadians.
The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Nova Scotia teachers and their constitutional right to a fair collective bargaining process.
Ottawa, ON – Council of Canadians Energy and Climate Campaigner Daniel Cayley-Daoust had this to say about today’s pipeline announcement:
From Vancouver Island to the Atlantic coast, Council of Canadians chapters took to the streets this past weekend in support of residents of Wellington County and their fight to protect local water sources from bottled water giant Nestlé.
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on Bill C-33, introduced today. If passed, it appears that the bill would repeal undemocratic elements of the so-called Fair Elections Act, which the Council has campaigned against and challenged in court.
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students are delighted about changes to the Canada Elections Act proposed today by the federal government. If passed, it appears Bill C-33 would repeal the undemocratic elements of the so-called Fair Elections Act, which the organizations have campaigned against and challenged in court.