Missing in the cabinet changes is the creation of a Minister of Water position. The Council of Canadians has long called for a Minister of Water position to be created. A Water Minister is needed to coordinate the more than twenty departments related to water, develop a national action plan on water and advocate for the protection of water in energy and pipeline, mining and other projects.
Today, I am fasting to raise awareness and build resistance to the Muskrat Falls project. I join others including Emma Webb, Chris White and members of Solidarity Halifax, and those who fasted before me and those who will fast after - much love and respect to you all.
It is celebrated by free trade pundits as a success in the Trumpian era: yesterday's signing of JEFTA, or the Japanese European Union Free Trade Agreement which covers a third of the world economy.
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This month, as the world’s diplomats gather in New York to review progress in implementing the United Nation’s vision of fair and sustainable economic development, Canada wants its own record front and centre.
The Council of Canadians proudly joined over 50 environmental, Indigenous, human rights and faith organizations endorsing a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan asking the province to enact a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act.