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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian NGO demands answers from Ottawa after expulsion from trade dispute panel

MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian NGO demands answers from Ottawa after expulsion from trade dispute panel

“As Canada challenges Mexico to stop its planned phase-out of GM corn for human consumption, a too-close collaboration between our ...
GMO corn Canada and U.S. bully Mexico to use GMO corn due to biotech lobby groups

Submission to Federal Government on exclusion from CUSMA dispute panel on the GM Corn Dispute

This letter has been prepared by the Trade Justice Group of the Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians. The ...
In the final days of the fight for pharmacare, will the Liberals stand up to corporate power?

In the final days of the fight for pharmacare, will the Liberals stand up to corporate power?

The fight for pharmacare that is universal, comprehensive, and single-payer is at a critical point. Earlier this week, I was ...
Canadians want pharmacare that covers everyone, not just the uninsured: new poll  

Canadians want pharmacare that covers everyone, not just the uninsured: new poll  

OTTAWA – With pharmacare legislation imminent, a new poll reveals Liberals enjoy resounding support for a public, single-payer model ...
Carol Ferguson, North Shore chapter member, participates in the Q & A portion of the consultation, raising several points including the inadequacy of Environmental Assessments.

North Shore NS chapter participates in Everwind wind farm consultation

People turned out in full force in Debert, NS, last night for a public consultation about the Windy Ridge Project, ...
A Tribute to John Davis

In memoriam: John Davis

John is remembered fondly for his incredible knowledge of the ocean, his sense of justice, his passion, his knack for ...
Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza: open letter to PM Trudeau and Minister Joly

Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza: open letter to PM Trudeau and Minister Joly

Today we issued a second open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Joly, urging them to publicly ...
Health care “innovation” roadshow a smokescreen for privatization

Health care “innovation” roadshow a smokescreen for privatization

Last week I attended the final stop of a national town hall series hosted by the Canadian Medical Association and ...
Welcoming a new blue community, Saint Paul University

Saint Paul University IS NOW A BLUE COMMUNITY

Maude Barlow was the keynote speaker at a special event on January 24th, 2024, where Saint Paul University received the ...
"not all canadians are paying their fair share": A letter to Minister Freeland

“not all canadians are paying their fair share”: A letter to Minister Freeland

This letter was sent to Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on behalf a long-time supporter of the Council of Canadians, ...
GMO corn Canada and U.S. bully Mexico to use GMO corn due to biotech lobby groups

Why Mexico’s 2023 ban on GM corn is the right move

Prevented from providing research and arguments directly to the trade dispute panel, the Trade Justice Group of the Northumberland Chapter ...
Council of Canadians, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, and Nova Scotia Health Coalition are gathering outside the event at the Halifax Convention Centre

TODAY: Public health defenders rally outside pro-privatization town hall 

"Instead of asking how we can invest more resources into our strained public health care system, these consultations are reviving ...