Print copies of this pledge to oppose the Energy East pipeline project and ask candidates to sign it. Bring copies to meetings with your candidates, to all-candidates debates, and have them ready when your candidates come door knocking.
Take action to protect democracy in your community
In early February, the Harper government introduced Bill C-23, the so-called Fair Elections Act. If passed, the 244-page bill would result in sweeping changes to Canada’s election rules that would undermine our democratic rights. As a result, opponents have dubbed the bill the “Unfair” Elections Act.
TransCanada Corp. is actively promoting plans for the “Energy East” pipeline that would carry up to 1.1 million barrels of oil per day, including tar sands crude, from Alberta to eastern markets.
TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is not a made-in-Canada energy solution. As this analysis shows, almost all of Energy East’s crude oil would be exported. Canadian oil refineries would refine only a very small amount of Energy East’s oil. The vast majority of the oil would be shipped unrefined out of Canada.
Events are moving rapidly to establish the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as a carbon corridor for a newly aggressive North American energy industry. This poses the greatest threat yet to these waters.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking,” is a technique to extract natural gas from harder to access unconventional sources trapped in rock formations such as shale gas, coal bed methane and tight gas.
Water is a public resource; it belongs to everyone. But water privatization is sneaking through the back door in the form of public-private partnerships. What does it mean? What can you do? This fact sheet will help answer these questions.
Canada is a net exporter of bottled water, selling its ancient glacier waters all over the world mostly for the profit of the large foreign-owned, multi-national water companies.
Please share this handbill to help promote A Fractivist's Toolkit at community events.
The toolkit provides a good starting point for people who are facing fracking projects in their community or want to help other affected communities.
Tips and materials for Council of Canadians chapter activists and other health care advocates