Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

Council of Canadians South Shore chapter activist Marion Moore took part in the 'Stop The Big Heist' protest outside the Liberal Party convention in Halifax earlier today. The protest highlighted that the Trudeau government's Bill C-69 grants more power to industry-captured offshore petroleum boards and that Environment Minister Catherine McKenna recently approved BP to drill for oil and gas offshore of Nova Scotia.

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

Climate
1- Numerous chapters tweet their #ifIhad2billiondollars ideas vs bailout of Kinder Morgan
2- Victoria chapter tweets solidarity with Secwepemc Nation vs Kinder Morgan pipeline
3- Comox Valley chapter promotes our petition calling on BC premier to stand strong against Kinder Morgan
4- Kamloops chapter tweets DeSmog article on how constitutionally Trudeau and Notley can't steamroller BC on Kinder Morgan pipeline
5- Montreal chapter thanked in Leap Montreal tweet for delivering Stop Kinder Morgan letter signed by 40+ group in Quebec to Marc Garneau
6- North Shore chapter tweets article on Indigenous people being the best representatives of the 'national interest'
7- NWT chapter tweets National Observer article on Rachel Notley and the Big Oil State
8- South Shore chapter at 'Stop the Big Heist' protest against offshore drilling outside Liberal party convention in Halifax
9- North Shore chapter calls on people to attend the 'Stop the Big Heist' protest outside the Liberal convention
10- Kamloops chapter partners with local groups on poetry contest on nature
11- Fredericton chapter sponsors Earth Day Student Art Exhibition, April 22
12- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to sponsor public forum vs Kinder Morgan, April 23
13- Regina chapter to screen 'Disruption' and 'Our Nationhood', April 25 and May 23
14- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to organize non-violent direct action training workshop vs Kinder Morgan, April 28
15- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1

Trade
16- NWT chapter tweets about French National Assembly's "audible grumbles" during Trudeau's speech on CETA
17- NWT chapter tweets RCI article that NAFTA means Canada can't limit emissions
18- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Guelph, Peterborough-Kawarthas, Windsor chapters organize to hold fair trade conference, April 21
19- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event, April 21

Water
20- Campbell River chapter calls on their city council to endorse blue community initiative
21- NWT chapter tweets Maude Barlow & Pam Palmater calling for C-69 to be thrown overboard
22- Centre Wellington chapter tweets that expired Nestle permits not likely to be dealt with prior to provincial election
23- NWT chapter tweets 'if you live in Ontario ask your provincial candidate their position on bottled water'
24- Comox Valley chapter attends meeting of Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
25- Campbell River chapter concerned proposed contaminated soil dump would threaten drinking water supply in McIvor Lake
26- Comox Valley chapter concerned about logging in the Langley Lake watershed impacting drinking water source
27- NWT chapter tweets Site C dam means destruction of Treaty 8 territory
28- St. John's chapter expresses disappointment at not receiving full standing at public inquiry into Muskrat Falls dam
29- Quinte chapter opposes Picton Terminals due to petcoke dust, salt runoff and lethal levels of contaminants in Picton Bay (on north side of Lake Ontario)
30- North Shore chapter at 'No Pipe in the Northumberland Strait' open house
31- Mid Island chapter to hold Earth Day public forum on plastic pollution in landfills and oceans, April 21
32- Prince Albert chapter to say 'End Plastic Pollution' at Earth Day event, April 21
33- Guelph chapter to co-host '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing', May 13
34- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
35- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health
36- North Shore chapter congratulates the Chair of the Standing Committee on Heath for recommending pharmacare
37- Windsor-Essex chapter co-hosts public meeting concerned about mega-hospital site location
38- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings, April 30-May 21
39- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates health care forum, May-June
40- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election in Ontario, May-June
41- Kelowna, Comox Valley, Victoria chapters organizing pharmacare tour, September

Democracy
42- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
43- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity
44- London chapter marches in solidarity with PSAC Local 610 at Western University
45- Fredericton, Mid Island chapters watch live stream of public forum in Toronto on Ecuadorians struggle vs Chevron
46- Guelph chapter co-sponsors public forum on 'What happened in Syria? Pathways to Peace’
47- Comox Valley chapter to hold open house in support of Kus-kus-sum restoration project
48- London chapter launched local activist lending library
49- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day, April 22
50- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
51- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
52- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
53- Kent County chapter to hold art show, April 21
54- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly information sharing call, April 24
55- Chapter delegates to book their flights to annual conference by this date, May 1
56- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
57- Chapters to confirm the name of their elected member, May 11
58- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
59- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
60- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
61- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
62- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
63- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
64- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
65- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
66- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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

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