Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
3 years ago

Photo of the week: 20 chapter activists came together at the Prairies-Northwest Territories regional meeting on May 5-7 in Saskatoon.

Council of Canadians chapters take action for social, economic and environmental justice. Here are some of their activities from this past week:

WIN!
1- Northumberland chapter celebrates Town of Cobourg vote in support of the right to a healthy environment

Trade
2- Montreal chapter hosts public forum on NAFTA on eve of Lighthizer's confirmation as USTR
3- Hamilton chapter says CETA will hurt agriculture in Canada
4- Northumberland chapter to attend trinational meeting on NAFTA in Mexico City

Water
5- Mississippi Mills chapter hosts Maude Barlow for talk on water and energy issues
6- Mid Island chapter sets up 'Response Board' at Earth, Water & Wild Foods Day gathering
7- St. John's chapter supports call for independent review of North Spur at Muskrat Falls dam
8- Kent County chapter activist Ann Pohl honoured with an Eagle Feather presented by Sipekne’katik Elder
9- Five chapters to attend Waterstock water festival & rally in Erin, Ontario on June 11

Energy and climate justice
10- Montreal chapter helps form Leap community chapter
11- Inverness County chapter raises concerns about Point Tupper biomass facility in Cape Breton
12- Fredericton chapter organizing June 10 march against the Energy East pipeline

Health care
13- Moncton chapter shares action alert opposing for-profit plasma centre in their community

Democracy
14- Quill Plains and Prince Albert chapters encourage calls to 43 Liberal MPs on electoral reform
15- Fredericton chapter to hold electoral reform rally outside Liberal MP's riding association meeting
16- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to speak against provincial arbitration of land annexation issue

Indigenous rights
17- South Shore chapter holds public forum on stopping the Alton Gas storage project
18- Quill Plains chapter calls on McKenna to change name of Fort Amherst national park

Peace
19- Kamloops chapter peace walk draws 200 people as Trudeau pledges bigger military spending
20- Victoria chapter to attend Provincial Peace & Disarmament Summit, May 12-13

Public services
21- London chapter at 78th consecutive sit-in against Liberal government's privatization of Hydro One

Saskatchewan fight-back
22- Regina chapter activist travels to regional meeting on soon-to-be shuttered STC bus service

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