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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.

Chalk River Nuclear Waste Dump Approved Without Free Prior, Informed Consent

Chalk River nuclear waste dumps approved without free, prior, informed consent 

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission approved a controversial proposal to build a radioactive waste disposal facility at the Chalk River site ...
BC biodiversity - watershed protection and Indigenous stewardship vs corporate profits

Will BC put watershed protection and Indigenous stewardship ahead of corporate profits?

The BC NDP government's proposed Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health framework could signal a paradigm shift towards conservation and reconciliation. But, ...
Who benefits from unjust and damaging renewable solutions?

Who benefits from unjust and damaging renewable solutions?

In this piece, we consider proposed solutions for transitioning off fossil fuels that are nevertheless unjust to people and damaging ...
Canada and US Governments Shut Down Ability of Canadian NGOs to Comment in Trade Dispute Over Mexico’s GM Corn Ban

Canada and US Governments Shut Down Ability of Canadian NGOs to Comment in Trade Dispute Over Mexico’s GM Corn Ban

“We’re extremely concerned that the US government requested we be blocked from commenting but even more concerned that the Canadian ...
New Years Reading: A just transition guide by and for Indigenous communities (and all of us) 

New Years Reading: A just transition guide by and for Indigenous communities (and all of us) 

After a frustrating end of 2023 with the Sustainable Jobs Act and a disappointing COP28, we’d encourage you to check ...
It's time for the rich in Canada to pay their fair share 

It’s time for the rich in Canada to pay their fair share 

While the rest of us bear the brunt of record-breaking inflation, those at the top are not only weathering the ...
A victory for community power in Powell River (qathet)

A victory for community power in Powell River (qathet)

"An example of where a small community can win despite the resources and influence of a large transnational corporation.” ...
"Pro-worker" Conservatives massively delay sustainable jobs legislation

Conservative MP’s propose 2040 deadline for sustainable jobs plan

The primary reason the bill has been stalled is filibustering tactics by the Conservative members of the natural resources committee ...
Governments reject last offshore oil exploration license in Nova Scotia renewing calls for a moratorium

Rejection of last offshore exploration license in Nova Scotia paves the way for a moratorium

The Council of Canadians applauds the recent move by the governments of Nova Scotia and Canada to reject an offshore ...
GMO corn Canada and U.S. bully Mexico to use GMO corn due to biotech lobby groups

Submission on CUSMA dispute panel hearings into Mexico’s GMO corn laws

A brief to the TMEC - USMCA - CUSMA dispute panel hearings into Mexico’s GMO corn laws. Prepared by the ...
Petition delivery outside of Holland's office

MEDIA RELEASE: As clock ticks on pharmacare deadline, advocates rally outside Health Minister’s office

The Council of Canadians will deliver petitions signed by more than ten thousand Canadians calling for a national public drug ...
Media advisory / photo opportunity: pharmacare supporters to rally outside Minister Holland's office

Media advisory / photo opportunity: pharmacare supporters to rally outside Minister Holland’s office

Participants will deliver giant pill bottles containing tens of thousands of petition signatures and a prescription for public pharmacare Ajax, Ontario ...