In Striking a Better Balance: Alternative Federal Budget 2014, the Council of Canadians is calling on the Conservative government to implement a bold, long-term plan on water protection in order to fulfill its international obligations on the human right to water and sanitation.
Twenty years of a failed free trade agenda is too much. It’s time to say “no” to corporate rights deals!
Support for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) drops when people find out what’s in the deal
Protecting the future of the Great Lakes is in all of our hands. When communities come together with passion and purpose, they can change political priorities and shape a better future for our shared water. Together, we can build a new Great Lakes commons vision that centres on people and the environment over industry and commodification.
Also inside: Energy East: Another Broken Pipeline Plan | CETA: What's in the deal? | Where to store a toxic nuclear legacy? | Dr. Profit takes the B.C. government - and medicare - to court
Fracking is not a clean or green form of energy. Fracking and the rest of the fossil fuel industry is preventing Canada from reducing its GHG emissions and doing its fair share to mitigate the global climate crisis.
TransCanada Corp. wants to convert its natural gas pipeline, currently operating at half capacity, into an oil pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels per day. The pipeline, which has been dubbed “Energy East,” presently ends in Quebec. But the company, with the support of some politicians, wants to extend it all the way to the Irving refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The Council of Canadians has worked with three experts to produce evidence before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on fracking. The reports, which expose why Marcellus shale fracked gas won’t be abundant and cheap, are full of useful information and facts and information for anti-fracking activists.