WHAT: Canada’s leading water expert Maude Barlow will be in Peterborough on Tuesday, as part of a 14-city coast-to-coast tour to launch her new book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis
WHAT: Canada’s leading water expert Maude Barlow will be in Peterborough on Tuesday, as part of a 14-city coast-to-coast tour to launch her new book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (
Reports of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) being close to completed have been greatly exaggerated, says the Council of Canadians. Emerging details of an eleventh hour deal, which proponents claim will salvage CETA, suggest it includes a poison pill which could still kill the deal.
The Council of Canadians is launching its report Every Lake, Every River: Restoring the Navigable Waters Protection Act today. The organization is calling on the Trudeau government to keep its election campaign promise to “restore lost protections” to water by immediately restoring the protections eliminated from the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA).
In what can only be described as an epic failure, the European Union has failed to reach consensus on signing Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and there will be no signing ceremony on Thursday, October 27. Once promoted as “inevitable,” CETA has become “impossible” in its current form.
Major negotiations on CETA to break a deadlock with the Belgian region of Wallonia have failed, and an upcoming summit on the deal is now unlikely to take place. The Council of Canadians is available for comment on these significant developments, which are a virtual death blow to the agreement.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to use its powers under the Expropriations Act to return the Middlebrook well to the local community by buying it from Nestlé.
Universal pharmacare should be a core part of the next Health Accord, according to a new report from the Council of Canadians. The report comes as the federal, provincial and territorial health ministers are meeting today to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to implement a full moratorium on bottled water takings in order to have an effective plan to protect the right to water in the province. The Ontario government posted proposed changes to the water-taking process for a 45-day comment period on the Environmental Registry website yesterday.
Civil society groups worldwide that support Salvadoran communities and organizations working on mining and environmental issues reacted to today’s decision by the ICSID.