Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
Friday, January 1, 2018

The London, Ottawa, Saint John, Prince Edward Island, Fredericton, Victoria, Chilliwack, Saskatoon, Montreal and South Shore chapters participated in #womensmarch2018 marches last Saturday. More photos here.

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country!

1- Montreal chapter joins Unifor rally outside 6th round of NAFTA talks
2- North Shore chapter calls on Trudeau & Champagne to drop Chapter 11 in NAFTA
3- South Niagara chapter to raise TPP-11 at meeting with Liberal MP, Jan. 30
4- South Shore chapter to distribute NAFTA materials at farmers market, Feb. 1
5- South Niagara chapter to raise TPP-11 at meeting with Conservative MP, Feb. 9
6- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Guelph chapters plan to hold fair trade conference (likely April 20-21)

Health care
7- Peel Region chapter expresses concern about patients and workers at Brampton Civic Hospital following collapse of Carillion
8- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum
9- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter to issue statement of concern that Bill 160 promotes for-profit hospitals and clinics
10- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter to set up meetings with local MPPs on Bill 160
11- St. John's chapter to hold a letter-writing session in support of pharmacare, Jan. 27
12- Hamilton chapter to discuss Ontario Health Coalition action plan and concerns about Bill 160, Jan. 30
13- PEI chapter to participate in Canadian Health Coalition public health care lobby day on Parliament Hill, Feb. 26-27
14- Halton chapter to hold public forum on health care with Maude Barlow, March 5
15- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter to mobilize around Dr. Day legal challenge, April 9

Climate justice
16- South Shore chapter marches to Liberal MP's office to demand a ban on offshore drilling & respect for Mi’kmaq Treaty rights
17- South Shore chapter opens alliance media conference vs offshore drilling
18- Victoria, Terrace & Campbell River chapters call for a publicly-owned highway bus network in op-ed published in The Province
19- NWT chapter says GNWT climate framework lacks an appreciation of urgency

20- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary (February)
21- Montreal chapter to approach newly-elected Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution (March)
22- Chapters to mobilize for World Water Day, March 22

23- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform (November)

24- London, Ottawa, Saint John, Prince Edward Island, Fredericton, Victoria, Chilliwack, Saskatoon, Montreal and South Shore chapters at #womensmarch2018
25- Chilliwack chapter meets for 'Unsettling Canada' book club discussion
26- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter joins Canadian Environmental Law Association in call for radionuclides to be added to national pollutant and release inventory
27- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist writes Peterborough Examiner letter about Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise
28- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist writes Toronto Star letter to the editor about the Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise
29- NWT chapter wishes courage to families as MMIWG inquiry in Yellowknife
30- Hamilton chapter rallies for #15andFairness at two Tim Hortons locations
31- London chapter takes part in national day of action in solidarity with Tim Hortons workers
32- Edmonton chapter mobilizes against pesticide use at City Hall meeting
33- London chapter activist Roberta Cory reviews 'Nationhood Interrupted' by Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)
34- Blood Tribe chapter posts about arbitrary detention of Q'eqchi' land defender
35- NWT chapter donates to First Nations' legal challenge against the Site C dam
36- Windsor-Essex chapter attends screening of Alanis Obomsawin's film 'We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice'
37- Red Deer chapter tabling at local social justice film festival, Jan. 25-27
38- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter sponsoring (more than) three films at Reframe Film Festival, Jan. 25-28
39- Victoria chapter promotes participation in the Site C summit with UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Jan. 26-27
40- South Niagara chapter to attend commemoration of the Quebec mosque shooting, Jan. 27
41- Quinte chapter to attend visioning session to save Picton Town Hall for public use, Jan. 28
42- London chapter to attend 'Privatization Hurts Us All' public forum, Feb. 1
43- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports, Feb. 8
44- Prince Albert chapter to hold Valentines for Peace event, Feb. 14
45- Montreal chapter to attend public forum on the war in Syria, Feb. 15
46- Northumberland chapter to hold its annual general meeting, March 21
47- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day/Seedy Saturday event, April 21
48- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
49- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
50- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, Sept. 24
51- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation'

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

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