Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

The Council of Canadians Saint John chapter recently celebrated the 94th birthday of chapter activist Sister Angie Martz with birthday cake and a toast with British Columbia wine!

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

Climate
1- Chapters attend 'Courage to Leap' public forum in Ottawa
2- Montreal chapter co-presents screening of 'Caretakers' and 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University
3- Victoria chapter pleased by reference to transportation in provincial Throne Speech
4- Victoria chapter prepares response to Greyhound letter to the editor rebuttal of their public transportation op-ed
5- Chapters ready to mobilize for the #ProtecttheInlet action on Burnaby Mountain, March 10
6- Saint John chapter to hold #StopKM dinner party with BC wine, March 10

Water
7- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter advocates for right to water for Curve Lake First Nation in letter to the editor
8- Comox Valley chapter presents Community Action Award to Project Watershed
9- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter calls on Nova Scotia government to maintain ban on fracking
10- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary (March)
11- Montreal chapter to approach newly-elected Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution (March)
12- Chapters to mobilize for World Water Day, March 22
13- Brandon-Westman chapter plans week of activities for World Water Day, March 19-23
14- North Shore chapter to hold book study group on 'The Mill', March 25
15- Nelson chapter to stand in solidarity with Blueberry River First Nations legal challenge vs industrial development on their territory, March 26

Health
16- PEI chapter to participate in Canadian Health Coalition public health care lobby day on Parliament Hill, Feb. 26-27
17- Halton chapter to hold public forum on health care, March 5
18- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter to mobilize around Dr. Day legal challenge, April 9

Trade
19- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Guelph chapters organize to hold fair trade conference, April 21

Democracy
20- Nelson chapter at forum on proportional representation, Feb. 18
21- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform (November)

#JusticeForColten
22- Victoria chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (on the traditional territory of the Saanich, Songhees and Esquimalt peoples)
23- Kamloops chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (on the traditional and unceded Secwepemc territory)
24- NWT chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (in Denendeh)
25- Regina chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (on Treaty 4 territory)
26- London chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron and Wendat peoples)
27- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (in Nogojiwanong)
28- Charlottetown chapter at #JusticeForColten gathering (on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation)

More!
29- NWT chapter provides input into the GNWT Waste Resource Management Strategy
30- Prince Albert chapter organizes 12' x 4' peace mural for City Hall foyer
31- Saint John chapter celebrates 94th birthday of Sister Angie with BC wine!
32- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter encourages use of e-petitions
33- Montreal chapter attends public forum on the war in Syria
34- London chapter to host prop-making workshop for International Women's Day, Feb. 18
35- Halton chapter to hold open meeting, Feb. 21
36- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for information sharing conference call, March 6
37- Victoria chapter organizing International Women's Day gathering, March 8
38- Northumberland chapter to hold its annual general meeting, March 21
39- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day/Seedy Saturday event, April 21
40- Victoria chapter to visit with Ottawa staff, May 7
41- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
42- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
43- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, Sept. 24
44- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, Sept. 28-30
45- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, Oct. 12-14
46- Atlantic regional meeting, Oct. 19-21
47- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, Oct. 26-28
48- 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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