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In support of our campaigns and organizing, we publish insightful research and hard-hitting analysis and keep our members and supporters informed.

Corporate capture vs democracy

Corporate Capture vs. Democracy

We all know that corporate elites have far too much influence in determining how political and economic decisions are made ...
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Moderna

Domestic, publicly-owned production key for Canada’s vaccine-security

Moderna’s new, Quebec-based vaccine manufacturing facility is not a cause for celebration, it’s another signal that the government is putting ...
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Far from a utopian idea, pharmacare is a policy that’s both practical and urgently needed

Far from a utopian idea, pharmacare is a policy that’s both practical and urgently needed

More Canadians report being unable to afford medication even as the government sits on a report that offers a way ...
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Doug ford vs everyone

Fighting back makes a difference

Canada’s unions have just won a huge victory for democracy in this country. By standing together in an unprecedented show ...
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Go Support 1587

Solidarity with the GO Transit Strike

Why are GO Transit workers on strike? The 2200 GO transit workers of ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Canada Local 1587 ...
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Free, prior, and informed consent is a bare minimum

As the toll of the tar sands on Indigenous communities grows, Canada continues to fail in its obligations to UNDRIP

For decades government and industry have been making decisions about tar sands development without the free, prior, and informed consent ...
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Simcoe Gravel mining

Garbage dumps and gravel pits: Fight to protect Simcoe County water has waged for decades

It’s been more than a decade since Site 41 in Simcoe County in southern Ontario became a flashpoint in the ...
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CUPE Education workers

Council of Canadians supports CUPE workers in Ontario 

People across the country should defend our charter rights, which are currently under attack in Ontario ...
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Migrant Rights Add Your Name Now

Council of Canadians supports #StatusForAll

It’s time for a migrant regularization program that leaves no one behind ...
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CFIA + Croplife

Letter – CFIA President must be replaced in light of CropLife Canada’s apparent involvement in writing regulations

On October 14, 2022 the National Farmers Union and 13 additional organizations sent the following letter to Agriculture and Agri-Food ...
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Radioactive Waste

Radioactive waste: The making of a grassroots campaign

This year, Council of Canadians chapter activists showed us what a truly grassroots campaign looks like – and what we ...
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Water is not for sale

Increased climate impacts require action, not privatization

The combined impact of climate-related stress on natural water infrastructure and decades of neoliberal privatization of built water infrastructure has ...
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