Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

Ten Council of Canadians chapters gathered in Hamilton on April 20-21 for an evening public forum with Unifor featuring Maude Barlow followed by a full-day of information sharing and strategy discussions. Photo by Rolly Kiehne.

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

Kinder Morgan
1- London chapter at rally to call on Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos to stop Kinder Morgan
2- Quinte chapter at rally to call on Liberal MP Mike Bossio to say no to Kinder Morgan
3- Edmonton chapter at Stop KM rally outside Alberta premier Rachel Notley's constituency office
4- Victoria chapter joins with allies at blockade of federal tax building to say no public funding for Kinder Morgan
5- Saskatoon chapter joins with Climate Justice Saskatoon in provincial sign-on letter opposing Kinder Morgan pipeline
6- Kamloops chapter at 'picnics not pipelines' gathering in solidarity with Secwepemc people vs Kinder Morgan
7- Ottawa chapter tweets that Wisconsin refinery raises questions about safety of Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby
8- Hamilton chapter joins with Hamilton 350 and allies to say no bailout for Kinder Morgan
9- Nelson, Kelowna chapters co-sponsor public forum vs Kinder Morgan
10- Nelson, Kelowna chapters at non-violent direct action training workshop vs Kinder Morgan
11- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
12- Kent County chapter activist joins stop KM rally in London
13- Montreal chapter to host bilingual public forum vs Kinder Morgan, May 2
14- Hamilton chapter to attend rallies to call on Liberal MPs Bob Bratina, Filomena Tassi and Chris Bittle to stop Kinder Morgan, May 3
15- South Niagara chapter to attend rally to call on Liberal MP Chris Bittle to stop Kinder Morgan, May 3
16- Guelph chapter to meet with Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield to ask him to oppose Kinder Morgan, May 4
17- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to take part in 'pipelines at the crossroads' action to stop Kinder Morgan, May 4
18- Montreal chapter may join #PeoplevsKM rally outside Liberal MP Marc Garneau's constituency office, May 4
19- Ottawa chapter promotes upcoming 'Separate Oil and State' stop Kinder Morgan rally on Parliament Hill
20- Powell River chapter plans to travel to Vancouver-Burnaby in mid-May to support ongoing stop KM actions

Climate
21- South Shore chapter has letter to the editor in the Chronicle Herald vs BP offshore drilling
22- NWT chapter tweets its opposition to BP offshore drilling
23- North Shore chapter tweets opposition to Trudeau approving BP offshore drilling on Earth Day weekend
24- South Shore chapter meets with Council organizers/campaigner to strategize vs BP offshore drilling
25- Regina chapter screens the film 'Disruption'
26- NWT chapter files comments to the federal consultation on Bill C-69, says it fails to fulfill the campaign promise of reinstating protection on the lakes and rivers
27- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter holds 'electrifying' public forum on renewable energy
28- Kamloops chapter celebrates winners of natural environment poetry contest winners
29- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
30- Comox Valley chapter to co-sponsor Sustainability Forum in Courtenay, May 24
31- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29

Trade
32- Ten chapters organize and attend fair trade conference in Hamilton
33- Northumberland chapter calls on foreign minister to immediately suspend NAFTA talks until basic respect can be re-established
34- Ottawa chapter tweets that CETA will cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars in extra drug costs
35- PEI chapter and Trade Justice PEI calls for disclosure of current negotiating text for NAFTA
36- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event

Water
37- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
38- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
39- Ottawa chapter tweets that provincial permitting process for Nestle bottled water takings not likely to start until after June 7 provincial election
40- Halton chapter attends Wellington WaterWatchers 'say no to Nestle' benefit concert in Erin
41- Fredericton chapter celebrates Earth Day with a student art exhibition (along with Mother Earth and the Water Drop)
42- Comox Valley chapter promotes Action for Aquifers letter writing campaign vs Merville water bottling facility
43- Cowichan Valley chapter says no fracking way
44- Kent County chapter annual Earth Day Art Show highlights water protection and opposition to forest spraying
45- Fredericton chapter in solidarity with Wolastoq Grand Chief raising concerns about Sisson mine at United Nations
46- Mid Island chapter holds Earth Day public forum on plastic pollution in landfills and oceans
47- Prince Albert chapter says 'End Plastic Pollution' at Earth Day event
48- Guelph chapter to co-host '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing', May 13
49- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
50- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health
51- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter joins with BC Health Coalition to present $15.9 million invoice to private clinics
52- London chapter at 'What should be done by the next Ontario government to fix the crisis in public healthcare?' public forum
53- Comox Valley chapter welcomes introduction of Bill 29 to ban for-profit plasma collection clinics in British Columbia
54- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings, April 30-May 21
55- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter to co-sponsor public forum with British health policy expert on privatization and cuts, May 3
56- London chapter to attend London Health Coalition all-candidates meeting in London North Centre, May 24
57- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates health care forum, May-June
58- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election in Ontario, May-June
59- Kelowna, Comox Valley, Victoria chapters organizing pharmacare tour, September

Democracy
60- NWT chapter tweets opposition to Trudeau government's studying of social impact bonds for social services
61- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
62- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

More!
63- Hamilton chapter produces brochure on its campaigns and local activities
64- Edmonton chapter prints business cards for outreach

Solidarity
65- Chilliwack chapter calls on NDP MLA Adrian Dix to respect UNDRIP and say no to fish farms
66- Comox Valley chapter prepares 'MLA meetings background package' for Pacific region chapters lobbying this month vs fish farms (key permit expires in June)
67- NWT chapter working in solidarity with the Gwich'in Nation in opposition to Trump's plan to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
68- Ottawa chapter supports Algonquin call to free the falls, restore Chaudière Falls and nearby islands
69- Ottawa chapter at Parliament Hill event in support of Honduran political prisoners
70- Mid Island and Cowichan Valley chapters meet in Ladysmith to connect, share information and explore collaborative work
71- NWT chapter opposed to possible expansion of Canada-US Safe Third Country agreement
72- Comox Valley chapter holds open house in support of Kus-kus-sum restoration project
73- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day
74- Regina chapter to screen 'Our Nationhood', May 23
75- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
76- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
77- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
78- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly regional conference call, May 8
79- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
80- Chapters to confirm the name of their elected member, May 11
81- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
82- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
83- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
84- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
85- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
86- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
87- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
88- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
89- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
90- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
91- 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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