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UPDATE: Our Wins give ‘Hope in Resistance’

I encourage you to join us at our ‘Indignev-Vous! Hope in Resistance’ conference in Montreal this coming October 21-22. All the details you need to join us are at http://canadians.org/conference.

If you look at the campaign wins that we have won together since our last annual general meeting in Ottawa, you’ll know why we see hope in our resistance.

CETA

  • WIN! Essex County, Ontario demands that municipalities be excluded from CETA (September 22, 2011)
  • WIN! Brockville passes CETA resolution (September 14, 2011)
  • WIN! Alnwick/Haldimand passes CETA resolution (May 18, 2011)
  • WIN! New Tecumseth passes CETA resolution (April 19, 2011)
  • WIN! No offers to be exchanged during April CETA talks (April 6, 2011)

FRACKING

  • WIN! Nova Scotia to conduct review on fracking (April 6, 2011)
  • WIN! Inverness County council supports Nova Scotia-wide fracking ban (February 15, 2011)
  • WIN! Moncton stops selling its drinking water for fracking (November 17, 2010)
  • WIN! Moncton says no to fracking in Turtle Creek watershed (November 16, 2010)

BLUE COMMUNITIES

  • WIN! Tiny, Ontario becomes a blue community (September 12, 2011)
  • WIN! Vicoria becomes a blue community (June 24, 2011)
  • WIN! Burnaby becomes a Blue Community (March 22, 2011)

THE RIGHT TO WATER

  • WIN! Kingston recognizes water as a human right (September 21, 2011)
  • WIN! Port Alberni recognizes the right to water, promotes public water (September 8, 2011)

BOTTLED WATER

  • WIN! London rejects Nestle’s pressure to end bottled water ban (March 2, 2011)
  • WIN! Nestle-backed motion to end London bottled water ban fails, for now (February 16, 2011)

CLIMATE JUSTICE

  • WIN! New Westminster freeway connector blocked (December 31, 2010)
  • WIN! Langley freeway connector turned down (November 16, 2010)

PRIVATE RIVER POWER

  • WIN! DFO will not approve current Beaver River IPP proposal (July 27, 2011)
  • WIN! Glacier Howser project derailed (November 16, 2010)

QUARRIES

  • WIN! 75-day extension to Melancthon quarry comment period (April 27, 2011)
  • WIN! Appeal for gravel mine permit on Alberta aquifer denied (January 21, 2011)

PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS

  • WIN! Winnipeg P3 contract made public, scaled back (April 27, 2011)
  • WIN! P3 water project in Mission rejected (April 5, 2011)

SCHEDULE 2

  • WIN! Harper government rejects the Prosperity Mine (November 2, 2010)

SOVEREIGNTY

  • WIN! London-Toronto stock exchange takeover bid terminated (June 29, 2011)

SAFE FOOD

  • WIN! PEI agrees to pursue more transparency on GM salmon proposal (January 13, 2011)

FLUORIDATION

  • WIN! Calgary city council votes against fluoridation of drinking water (February 9, 2011)

NUCLEAR POWER

  • WIN! GE can’t assemble low-enriched uranium fuel bundles in Peterborough (December 23, 2010)

AROUND THE WORLD

  • WIN! The human right to water in the Mexican Constitution – one step closer (September 15, 2011)
  • WIN! Vermont water as a public trust law challenges quarry permit (March 3, 2011)
  • WIN! Judge orders construction of Zapotillo dam suspended (February 11, 2011)
  • WIN! Kalahari Bushmen win right to water in Botswana court decision (January 27, 2011)

Congratulations to everyone for these wins – and here’s to more! There is definitely strong political work happening in various campaign initiatives that will show more wins in the weeks and months to come.

For more on this, please see our WINS! page at http://canadians.org/join/wins.html.