Chapters this Week!

Brent Patterson
2 years ago

Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter activist Mary Love presenting in favour of a municipal ban on bottled water in recreational facilities to the City of Hamilton's Board of Health on Monday May 14. Photo by Ute Schmid Jones.

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

1- Hamilton chapter celebrates Board of Health vote to ban bottled water in recreational facilities

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2- Guelph chapter posting creative memes to encourage people to vote
3- Centre-Wellington and South Niagara chapter activists step back from chapter activism to run in the provincial election
4- South Niagara chapter and allies hold all-candidates debate on health care in St. Catherines
5- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter, the Peterborough Health Coalition and four community partners hold all-candidates debate on health and social issues
6- London chapter organizes people's forum to find out what issues matter to local residents
7- South Niagara chapter and allies holds all candidates debate on health care in Niagara Falls
8- Windsor-Essex chapter and allies to host all-candidates meeting on health care, May 22
9- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter as part of Leap-Peterborough support all-candidates debate on climate change and sustainability, May 22
10- South Niagara chapter to hold all candidates debate in Niagara Centre, May 23
11- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Centre 'meet the candidates' forum, May 23
12- London chapter to participate in all-candidates meeting in London North Centre, May 24
13- South Niagara chapter to hold all candidates debate in Niagara West, May 24
14- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Conestoga 'meet the candidates' forum, May 28
15- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Waterloo 'meet the candidates' forum, May 29

16- Montreal chapter signs declaration along with 120+ groups and individuals calling for a mass mobilization against the Kinder Morgan pipeline
17- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
18- Powell River chapter plans to travel to Vancouver-Burnaby in mid-May to support ongoing stop KM actions
19- Saint John chapter tells Liberal MP Wayne Long it doesn't want tax dollars supporting the Kinder Morgan pipeline
20- North Shore chapter encourages people to tell federal environment minister to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling
21- Ottawa chapter signs letter to Trudeau to say climate leadership means a managed decline of fossil fuel production, not new pipelines
22- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
23- Comox Valley chapter to co-sponsor Sustainability Forum in Courtenay, May 24
24- Montreal chapter to take part in #EnsembleContreKinderMorgan protest, May 27
25- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29
26- Kamloops chapter to screen 'Directly Affected' vs Kinder Morgan, May 30
27- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9

28- Hamilton chapter celebrates Hamilton Board of Health voting to ban bottled water in recreational facilities
29- NWT chapter disappointed in Liberal MP Michael McLeod's position on Bill C-69
30- Ottawa chapter calls for debate on Bill C-69 to be extended
31- NWT chapter supports NWT government's work to include the rights of nature in developing environmental rights legislation
32- Guelph chapter co-hosts '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing'
33- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
34- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
35- Cowichan Valley chapters shares Years of Living video on global water protection
36- Guelph, Windsor-Essex chapters to attend public forum in Detroit, June 8-10
37- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
38- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

39- Chapters in trade working group to meet for regular conference call, late-May
40- Montreal and Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter express interest in Gordon Laxer tour stops on NAFTA, June

41- Inverness County chapter to hold public forum on pharmacare, June 2
42- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings

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

45- Five Pacific region chapters discuss stop Site C dam tour
46- Cowichan Valley chapter and allies call on MLA Carole James to stop the Site C dam
47- Regina chapter helps out at ongoing Justice for Our Stolen Children camp near the Saskatchewan Legislature on Treaty 4 territory
48- Pacific region chapters call on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
49- Regina chapter to screen 'Our Nationhood', May 23
50- Red Deer chapter to host public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power, May 26
51- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
52- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
53- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

54- Chapters to take part in webinar with organizing assistants on Google tools, today!
55- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
56- Pacific region chapters to hold regular monthly conference call, May 23
57- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
58- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
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- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
63- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
64- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
65- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
66- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
67- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
68- 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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