OTTAWA – The purported benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) outlined in Global Affairs Canada’s study of the deal evaporate when offset against the cost of compensating farmers for their losses, according to the Council of Canadians.
The Council of Canadians welcomes news that the Energy East pipeline hearings have been adjourned and that the three National Energy Board (NEB) members heading them have recused themselves.
Ottawa, ON – More than 50 groups from across Canada have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Carr urging the federal government to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) before, not after, it decides how to proceed with the two proposed oil pipelines. The groups include intervenors and presenters for the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipeline processes.
Medicare in Canada is being put on trial starting today as Dr. Brian Day’s lawsuit against the B.C. Ministry of Health begins at the province’s Supreme Court. The outcome will have national implications for Canada’s universal, public health care system.
The Council of Canadians will be both outside and inside a Vancouver court room on Tuesday, September 6 for the start of up to six months of hearings on a lawsuit that has major implications for the future of our public health care system.
While debate rages in Europe about CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, a new report warns that the deal could lower food safety standards.
Saint John, NB - TransCanada’s human health risk assessment falls short in many crucial areas, says an independent expert with over 20 years experience in health and environmental risk assessment. This warning raises new concerns about TransCanada’s announcement that it plans to double the capacity of the Red Head tank farm and terminal following the cancellation of the Cacouna terminal in...
A bitumen spill would bring widespread, devastating economic and environmental impacts to region
Saint John, NB – Monday, August 8 marks the beginning of the National Energy Board’s panel sessions reviewing the Energy East pipeline. These sessions are taking place at the time as communities across Saskatchewan are still reeling from the recent Husky Energy oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River.
As the premiers arrive in Whitehorse this week for the Council of the Federation, the Council of Canadians is available to comment on the urgent need to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord that includes a fair funding formula and universal pharmacare.