Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

The Council of Canadians North Shore chapter recently donated signed copies of Maude Barlow's book 'Boiling Point: Government neglect, corporate abuse and Canada's water crisis' to the Tatamagouche, River John and Pugwash public libraries.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

1- Chapters join cross-country NAFTA webinar with Maude Barlow, Fiona McMurran, Harjap Grewal & Sujata Dey
2- South Niagara chapter activist Fiona McMurran speaks on webinar about lobbying on NAFTA
3- Windsor-Essex chapter attends NAFTA town hall with Liberal & NDP MPs
4- Peel Region chapter promotes 'Don’t let Bell Censor Our Internet through NAFTA' petition
5- Peel Region chapter hosts Barlow & Unifor regional director Naureen Rizvi for NAFTA public forum, Nov. 27

6- North Shore chapter donates copies of 'Boiling Point' to local libraries
7- Guelph chapter disappointed by Transport minister excluding environment from Navigation Protection Act review
8- Centre Wellington, Guelph chapters to rally vs Nestle bottled water takings from Middlebrook well, Nov. 26
9- Montreal chapter to attend SIAF water policy discussion, Nov. 29
10- Montreal chapter to screen 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University, Dec. 14
11- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

12- Windsor-Essex chapter holds well-attended public forum with Avi Lewis
13- Regina chapter issues media release saying Saskatchewan government should be concerned by Keystone pipeline spill
14- Kelowna chapter screens 'This Living Salish Sea' to assist Stop Kinder Morgan legal challenges
15- Brandon, Regina & Saskatoon chapters oppose the 760,000 bpd Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline
16- Victoria chapter promotes 'Pints not Pipelines' fundraiser for legal challenges vs Kinder Morgan pipeline, Dec. 6

17- Prince Albert chapter screens Fifth Estate report to help build the pharmacare for all campaign
18- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum in early-2018

19- Kamloops chapter video promotes electoral reform in upcoming referendum in British Columbia
20- Comox Valley chapter hosts forum with Fair Vote Canada-BC chair Terry Dance-Bennink on upcoming referendum

21- Comox Valley chapter solidarity gathering vs fish farms draws 200 people
22- Hamilton chapter draws chalk figures in City Hall Square to remember those who have died too young while on social assistance
23- Hamilton chapter calls on Premier Wynne & Liberal MPPs to support Bill 6 to establish evidence-based social assistance rates
24- Brandon-Westman chapter tapes its latest cable access TV show
25- Brandon-Westman chapter worried that provincial government's plans for Social Impact Bonds will mean P3s for social services
26- Guelph chapter attends public consultation on proposed merger of Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities
27- St. John's chapter to monitor public inquiry into Muskrat Falls dam
28- Montreal chapter at Kanehsatà:ke Land Defenders what to wear at a barricade 'fashion show'
29- Kamloops chapter holds 'Ten Thousand Villages' event
30- Edmonton chapter table at Parkland Institute 'Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis' conference
31- North Shore chapter attends the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network annual gathering in Sackville
32- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors 'Writing as Resistance' talk by journalist/author Chris Hedges
33- Ottawa chapter supports the call for the Trudeau government to withdraw Bill C-27
34- Victoria chapter tweets letter from long-time Council of Canadians activist calling for bus lanes to address climate crime of Colwood Crawl traffic jams
35- Halton chapter features numerous parliamentary e-petitions on its website
36- London chapter posts its newsletter with updates on blue communities, the 'we own it' campaign, Indigenous allyship and more
37- North Shore chapter promotes the Stop Alton Gas strawbale house fundraising video
38- Chilliwack chapter at attend Occupy Fish Farms benefit concert, Nov. 24
39- Inverness County chapter at Kellys Mountain Blockade to defend wilderness area, Nov. 25
40- Chilliwack chapter to rally for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity curriculum, Nov. 28
41- PEI chapter to hold public forum on 'the future of genetic engineering', Nov. 29
42- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold its annual general meeting, screen the film 'Hoodwinked', Dec. 2
43- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
44- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
45- Prince Albert chapter to participate in 'Write for Rights' gathering, Dec. 12
46- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary in early-2018
47- Prince Albert chapter so screen 'Silent Transformation' in early-2018

For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.

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