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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.

Canada’s first Saulteaux Premier

Wab Kinew becomes the 1st First Nations Premier in Canada 

This is a historic occasion, especially in the prairies.  The very first Anishnabbe Premier. “Anishnabbe” is what we call ourselves, ...
unifor strike

Metro’s ugly move to cut off benefits shows fight for pharmacare is a working-class issue

originally published for SpringMag.ca, Sept. 15th 2023 In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of ...
Pharmacare town hall image from Canadian Perspectives

How we’re flipping the script on universal pharmacare

Our grassroots movement has been taking the pharmacare issue directly to communities across Canada. From London, Ontario, to Powell River, ...
Just Transition petitions on Parliament Hill

To win a just transition, we need to dream big—and organize big

Earlier this year, the government tabled the Sustainable Jobs Act, after years of collective organizing from a broad of coalition ...
Water images from 2023 shared in Canadian Perspectives

Going Blue: Turning the tide on water privatization

Amidst the persistent threat of the privatization of public water systems, communities have turned blue! The Blue Communities Project encourages ...
Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  

Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  

On this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Council of Canadians reaffirms our commitment to meaningful solidarity with Indigenous ...
Indigenous from Coast to coast to coast

Indigenous from Coast to coast to coast

Reconciliation can only come after we learn of the wrongs that were committed and when the continued hurts are rectified ...

Open letter to the federal government: establish a public pharmacare program

The Council of Canadians has delivered the following open letter. September 27, 2023 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister ...
Thank you, Ravi. We wish you the best!

Thank you, Ravi

It is with deep appreciation that we announce the departure of Ravi Joshi from the Council of Canadians. Ravi joined ...
March for the Land on September 27

Ford wants to bulldoze his way through First Nations land. The Land Alliance won’t let him. 

In Northern Ontario, five strong First Nations have pledged to stand united to protect the land and water and defend ...
Remembering Leo Cheverie

Remembering Leo Cheverie

The Council of Canadians extends our condolences to the friends and family of Leo Cheverie – activist, union leader, arts ...
Public Banks Public Utilities

We need a public-powered just transition

For a just transition to be truly just, it must be public. In order to ensure that Indigenous peoples, workers, migrants, ...