Final arguments got underway in mid-November in a decade-old Charter challenge against public health care. Launched by private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day, the case is seen as a direct threat to Canada’s publicly funded medicare system.
The case pits Dr. Day, owner of the private Cambie Surgeries Corp.,which allows people to pay for access to surgeries, against the British Columbia government.
At a press conference on Friday, November 29, Minister-President Rudi Vervoort made an exciting announcement: as part of its commitment to becoming a Blue Community, the Regional government would re-municipalize sanitation services, which are currently provided through a P3. Minister-President Vervoort also committed to ban bottled water sales in all municipal facilities and events, and improve...
Will this week’s Speech from the Throne be a meaningful step forward for climate justice and a just transition? Or will it be another missed opportunity to take action on the scale required to put out the fires of the climate emergency.
The Green Economy Network (GEN) is calling on the federal government to make a clear commitment to invest in climate action and climate jobs in the upcoming Speech from the Throne.
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow joined a crowd of protestors who brought the rallying cry for a Green New Deal and urgent action on the climate crisis to Capitol Hill in Washington last week.
Marching alongside Jane Fonda and crowds of environmental activists, Indigenous water warriors and land defenders, she helped bring attention to the water and climate crises.