Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter took part in last night's protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline outside the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was attending at $1,000-a-plate Liberal fundraiser.

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

1- North Shore, Ottawa chapters tweet petition vs BP rig on its way to drill offshore of Nova Scotia
2- Victoria chapter at #StopKM protest as Trudeau in Vancouver for fundraising dinner
3- Victoria chapter denounces Trudeau's move to exempt tar sands projects from federal environmental reviews
4- Victoria chapter encourages letters to the editor vs fossil fuel projects
5- Victoria chapter tweets DeSmog article on 'foreign foundation money to fight foreign-funded pipelines'
6- NWT chapter criticizes Bill C-69 for not including UNDRIP
7- Guelph, Edmonton, Kent County, NWT chapters express concerns about Bill C-69
8- South Niagara chapter encourages chapters to sign House of Commons e-petition banning tankers carrying crude off northern British Columbia
9- Guelph chapter has information table at EcoMarket
10- Regina chapter calls on Saskatchewan premier to invest carbon tax revenue in community-based energy production
11- Prince Albert chapter calls on Saskatchewan premier to back carbon tax revenue, invest in renewable energy
12- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold renewable energy event, April 7
13- Kamloops chapter partners with local groups on poetry contest on nature, April 14
14- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to sponsor public forum vs Kinder Morgan, April 23
15- Regina chapter to screen 'Disruption' and 'Our Nationhood', April 25 and May 23
16- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to organize non-violent direct action training workshop vs Kinder Morgan, April 28
17- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1

18- Ottawa chapter tweets a NAFTA 2.0 deal in principle could be signed by April 13
19- Chapters trade working group to meet for regular discussion, April 16
20- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Guelph, Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters organize to hold fair trade conference, April 21
21- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event, April 21

22- Chilliwack chapter helps put 'Boycott' sign on Nestle plant in Hope
23- Montreal chapter meets with Montreal city councillor about city becoming a blue community
24- Quinte chapter asks Prince Edward County council to declare March 22 each year as World Water Day and purchase a mobile water buggy
25- London chapter rallies vs Zorra landfill quarry site that threatens Thames River and local drinking water
26- NWT chapter tweets about microplastics being found in bottled water
27- Comox Valley chapter hosts Justice for the Peace tour stop vs the Site C dam in Courtenay
28- Cowichan Valley chapter hosts Justice for the Peace tour stop vs the Site C dam in Duncan
29- North Shore chapter holds book study group on 'The Mill'
30- PEI chapter to hold public forum vs Northern Pulp Mill's plan to discharge effluent into the Northumberland Strait, April 8
31- Campbell River chapter to make blue community deputation, April 9
32- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

33- London, St. John's, Thunder Bay chapters at Canadian Labour Congress town hall meetings on pharmacare
34- Ottawa chapter tweets in support of calls for drug cost transparency, affordability discussion with patients
35- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter to mobilize around Dr. Day legal challenge, April 9
36- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates forum, May-June
37- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election in Ontario, May-June
38- Kelowna, Comox Valley, Victoria chapters organizing pharmacare tour, September

39- Victoria chapter tweets our petition calling on Trudeau to repeal the 'Fair Elections Act'
40 - PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation in next provincial election
41- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November

42- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter congratulates Tim Hortons workers in Canora, Saskatchewan forming a union
43- Hamilton chapter takes part in 'hate has no place on Locke St.' protest vs 'Patriot Walk'
44- NWT chapter on CBC North on #Beyond94 (Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations)
45- London chapter backs motion M-166 to create a committee to examine a plan for a federal postal banking system
46- Hamilton chapter co-sponsors public forum on with Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War on North Korea
47- NWT chapter tweets about Pope Francis' refusal to apologize to Indigenous nations over residential schools
48- Hamilton chapter supports Bill 30 to establish evidence-based social assistance rates
49- NWT chapter tweets support for Nunavut premier to make Inuktut fluency mandatory for all government employees
50- NWT chapter tweets support for petition against single-use plastic straws
51- Kamloops chapter tweets fundraising appeal for annual Peace Walk/Music Festival
52- Montreal, London chapters take part in 'March for our Lives' vs gun violence
53- Kent County chapter at Rally for Justice for Brady Francis, April 7
54- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day, April 22
55- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
56- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

57- Nineteen chapters join Board-staff-chapter conference call on finances, fundraising and campaigns
58- Hamilton chapter hosts Mark Calzavara and Rachel Small at 'Standing Up for Justice' chapter meeting
59- Ontario-Quebec chapters hold monthly chapter call
60- Comox Valley chapter posts its April 2018 newsletter
61- North Shore chapter holds its annual general meeting in Tatamagouche
62- Edmonton chapter develops chapter business cards
63- Northumberland chapter elects new executive
64- Terrace chapter to hold its regular planning meeting, April 7
65- Kent County chapter to hold yard sale, April 7
66- Kent County chapter to hold art show, April 21
67- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly information sharing call, April 24
68- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
69- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
70- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
71- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
72- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
73- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
74- 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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