Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

Council of Canadians Northumberland chapter activist Rick Arnold delivered the chapter's letter in opposition to Chapter 11 in NAFTA and in defence of supply management to Liberal MP Kim Rudd on March 22.

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

Climate
1- Mid Island chapter takes part in #DefendTheWater action, delivers jar of water to Sheila Malcolmson's office
2- Victoria chapter supports #ProtectTheInlet direct action at Kinder Morgan terminal gates
3- South Shore chapter co-organizes #ProtectOffshoreNS tour stops in Halifax, Shelburne and Lunenburg
4- Prince Albert chapter calls on Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe to back renewable energy to address climate change
5- Kent County chapter publishes submission to federal government on Bills C-68 and C-69
6- Thirteen chapters to take part in #DefendTheWater actions vs Kinder Morgan, March 23
7- Guelph chapter to have information table at EcoMarket, March 24
8- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold renewable energy event, April 7
9- Kamloops chapter partners with local groups on poetry contest on nature, April 14
10- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1

Trade
11- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter gets Barlow letter on the TPP published in the Wadena News
12- Northumberland chapter delivers letter on NAFTA to Liberal MP Kim Rudd saying end Chapter 11, protect supply management
13- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Guelph and Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters organize to hold fair trade conference, April 21
14- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event, April 21

Water
15- Chapters organize World Water Day actions in 23 communities, full list here
16- Comox Valley chapter issues World Water Day statement on its website
17- Comox Valley chapter tweets opposition to Bill C-69
18- Centre Wellington chapter activist in new Story of Stuff video vs Nestle
19- Halton chapter calls on voters to ask their MPP candidates where they stand on Nestle water takings in Ontario
20- Cowichan Valley chapter hosts Justice for the Peace tour stop vs the Site C dam
21- Comox Valley chapter to host Justice for the Peace tour stop vs the Site C dam, March 23
22- North Shore chapter to hold book study group on 'The Mill', March 25
23- Montreal chapter to meet with Montreal city councillor about city becoming a blue community, April 4
24- Campbell River chapter to make blue community deputation, April 9
25- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health
26- London chapter rallies to save the Cardiac Fitness Institute
27- Edmonton chapter attending Alberta Pharmacare Working Group planning meetings
28- St. John's chapter to attend CLC public forum on pharmacare, March 26
29- Thunder Bay chapter activist to speak at CLC pharmacare public forum, April 5
30- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter to mobilize around Dr. Day legal challenge, April 9
31- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates forum
32- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election
33- Kelowna, Comox Valley and Victoria organizing pharmacare tour, September

Democracy
34- Prince Albert chapter calls on Saskatchewan premier to back proportional representation
35- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November

Solidarity
36- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist Roy Brady on Peterborough Examiner podcast on stopping sale of local hydro utility
37- Hamilton chapter wins city council vote for municipal venues not to be rented to hate groups
38- Montreal chapter attends Muslim Association workshop on violence against women
39- London chapter to take part in 'March for our Lives' vs gun violence, March 24
40- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day, April 22
41- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
42- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming annual and regional meetings, monthly chapter calls
43- North Shore chapter to hold its annual general meeting in Tatamagouche, March 25
44- Cross country chapter check in scheduled for March 27
45- Terrace chapter to hold its regular planning meeting, April 7
46- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly information sharing call, April 24
47- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
48- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
49- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
50- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
51- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
52- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
53- Council of Canadians 2019 Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops

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

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