Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
3 years ago

Photo of the week: The Fredericton chapter and allies held a protest on May 23 to demand that Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey vote in favour of electoral reform when the issue comes before the House of Commons on May 31.

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

Water
1- Saskatoon chapter builds public support to have their city declared a blue community
2- Winnipeg chapter at Anishinaabe Nibi Gathering on water protection law action plan
3- Hamilton chapter presents Barlow's book 'Boiling Point' to Liberal MP Bob Bratina, urges action on water protection
4- Prince Edward Island chapter presents 'Boiling Point' book to Liberal MP Sean Casey
5- 22 chapters to deliver 'Boiling Point' to 49 MPs in lead-up Trudeau's decision on water protection
6- London chapter backs Bill C-355 to have Thames River listed in the Navigation Protection Act

Democracy
7- Hamilton chapter meets with 5 MPs to ask them to vote for electoral reform on May 31
8- Halton chapter asks Liberal MP John Oliver to vote for electoral reform on May 31
9- Ottawa chapter to attend 'Walk 4 PR' rally in support of electoral reform, May 29
10- Fredericton chapter & allies challenge Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey on electoral reform

Health care
11- North Shore chapter delivers pharmacare report to Liberal MP Bill Casey's riding office
12- Victoria chapter meets with MP Murray Rankin to discuss the need for pharmacare
13- Winnipeg chapter meets with MP Daniel Blaikie to talk about the need to implement pharmacare

Climate justice
14- Thunder Bay chapter to ask City Council to oppose Energy East pipeline on May 29
15- Mid Island chapter joins 'Walk 4 the Salish Sea!' rally, walk & potluck vs Kinder Morgan
16- Victoria chapter attends All Nations' potluck gathering against Kinder Morgan pipeline

Trade
17- Northumberland chapter talks NAFTA encuentro on 89.7 FM

Saskatchewan fight-back
18- Prince Albert & Regina chapters at 'Stand Up for Saskatchewan' anti-austerity rally

Indigenous rights
19- South Niagara chapter to participate in Kitchi Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill
20- Fredericton chapter supports Wolastoq youth call to rename Saint John River
21- London chapter highlights the 'Rethink 150' art & storytelling initiative
22- Montreal chapter at Rights City events for Indigenous rights, anti-racism & genocide prevention

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