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First Nations Drinking Water and the Federal Election

First Nations Drinking Water and the Federal Election

As suggested by a new poll, health care remains a key issue for Canadians. Although health care is under the ...
Federal Budget Fails Miserably in Protecting the Great Lakes and the right to water of Canadians and First Nations

Federal Budget Fails Miserably in Protecting the Great Lakes and the right to water of Canadians and First Nations

Despite releasing the budget on World Water Day, the Harper government failed miserably to meet its federal responsibilities on water ...
NEWS: Ex-PMO official uses S-11 threat to sell water filtration units to First Nations

NEWS: Ex-PMO official uses S-11 threat to sell water filtration units to First Nations

Currently, 114 First Nations communities are under drinking water advisories. Some private water companies see this as a business opportunity ...
NEWS: Manley calls for privatization, deregulation, review of health care in Ontario

NEWS: Manley calls for privatization, deregulation, review of health care in Ontario

The Toronto Star reports that, "Former federal Liberal finance minister John Manley is urging Ontario treasurer Dwight Duncan to 'declare ...
UPDATE: Protests for democracy in Libya held across Canada today

UPDATE: Protests for democracy in Libya held across Canada today

About 200 people are gathered on Parliament Hill at this moment calling on the Harper government to take action to ...
UPDATE: Council seeks Shatner's support on GM salmon issue

UPDATE: Council seeks Shatner’s support on GM salmon issue

The Ottawa Citizen reports that, "William Shatner is being beamed into Ottawa to host this year's Genie Awards. The annual ...
UPDATE: Council seeks Shatner's support on GM salmon issue

UPDATE: Council seeks Shatner’s support on GM salmon issue

The Ottawa Citizen reports that, "William Shatner is being beamed into Ottawa to host this year's Genie Awards. The annual ...
NEWS: Protests for democracy continue in Egypt

NEWS: Protests for democracy continue in Egypt

  CBC reports this morning that, "President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years, ...
NEWS: European procurement favours European companies

NEWS: European procurement favours European companies

Postmedia News reports that, "The European Union, which has stirred a controversy by demanding that Canada open up the lucrative ...
NEWS: Opposition to Frankensalmon in US and Canada

NEWS: Opposition to Frankensalmon in US and Canada

The St. John's Telegram reports that, "In a place built on fish five centuries ago, this is a fish tale ...
NEWS: Manitoba considers First Nations water strategy

NEWS: Manitoba considers First Nations water strategy

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that, "The Manitoba government is willing to consider a partnership with Ottawa to get clean ...
UPDATE: What is REDD?

UPDATE: What is REDD?

This afternoon Council of Canadians Board member Leticia Adair and I tried to join a protest outside the JW Marriott ...