The Council of Canadians vision statement opens with these lines:
Tonight a key decision will be made about Bill C-69, an omnibus bill that makes sweeping changes to Canada’s water, environmental and energy laws. In fact, this Bill hands even more power to corporations in environmental, water, and energy decision making.
The Council of Canadians held a rally today in opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline that drew 200+ people to Parliament Hill, 24,000 views on CBC and another 20,000 views via the Coast Protectors Facebook page.
Aine O'Connor of the Sisters of Mercy and Meera Karunananthan of the Blue Planet Project advocated for the public financing of the right to water at the United Nations in the lead-up to the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Council of Canadians chairperson Leo Broderick.
The Council of Canadians has long called on the government of Prince Edward Island to maintain the 2002 moratorium on deep well irrigation and to furthermore legislate a complete ban on all deep well irrigation in the province.