Analysis

Privatization is a climate killer

Dylan Penner | June 27, 2022
*Originally published on Canadian Dimension* Governments are trying to convince us that privatization and so-called public-private partnerships (P3s) are solutions to the climate crisis. The federal government has even set up institutions to pursue this dead-end, including the…

Four more years of Ford means community organizing must continue

Vi Bui | June 24, 2022
Earlier this month, Ontario went to the polls and elected a new provincial government. The Progressive Conservatives, led by Doug Ford, came out with their second majority government, and many communities and progressive movements are trying to make sense of this outcome and its…

JOINT LETTER: Lowest common-denominator deal for COVID-19 tools shows just how broken WTO is

The Council of Canadians | June 17, 2022
STATEMENT BY 298+ ORGANIZATIONS: Governments Must Break Big Pharma-WTO Stranglehold on Access to Medicine by Taking Immediate Action to Prioritize Human Lives Over Pharmaceutical Monopolies More than two years into a pandemic that has killed 15 million people, World Trade…

PRESS RELEASE: Prominent Canadian and international figures urge PM Trudeau to back the global call for a patent waiver

Donya Ziaee | June 9, 2022
  Health and justice advocates say Canada has been “out of step with the rest of the world.” THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS OTTAWA – In the lead-up to the upcoming WTO ministerial meetings, key figures in the global movement for vaccine justice are calling on the Canadian…

Prominent Canadian and international advocates urge Trudeau to back TRIPS waiver

Donya Ziaee | June 9, 2022
DOWNLOAD THE LETTER HERE (PDF) TO: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 CC: The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister…

NEW POLL: Strong majority of Canadians oppose Trudeau’s stance on patent waiver at WTO

Donya Ziaee | June 7, 2022
  More than 2 out of 3 support waiving intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines and other tools, as called for by the U.S. and 100+ countries   OTTAWA – As delegates from around the globe gather at the upcoming ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO…

Ottawa MPs need to hear from you about a just transition

Sara Washburn | June 3, 2022
Sara Washburn is a volunteer organizer with the Council of Canadians’ Flood Parliament campaign in Ottawa. As part of the Council of Canadians’ Flood Parliament campaign, people from across the country are asking their MPs to bring our demand for just transition legislation to…

A coal policy for Albertans – by Albertans

Chris Kruszewski | May 31, 2022
“Albertans have spoken loud and clear and we have heard them. Not only will we reinstate the full 1976 coal policy, we will implement further protections and consult with Albertans on a new, modern coal policy. Alberta’s government is absolutely committed to protecting the…

Doug Ford’s health care privatization agenda must be stopped

Vi Bui | May 25, 2022
At its core, health care must be public and well-funded to guarantee services to all. Yet, thanks to decades of underfunding and privatization, our public health systems in Ontario have been under tremendous strain – a trend that the COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and…

Fund transit, not highways through Greenbelt, coalition tells party leaders 

Pam Woolridge | May 25, 2022
The Keep Transit Moving coalition (KTM) today released its platform for the Ontario election, offering a bold, positive vision for the future of public transit in the province.  The coalition is urging all parties to go beyond promises of lower fares and instead adopt a robust…

Letter: Commit to decarbonization to address today's crises

Robin Tress | May 19, 2022
See the full letter with French and German translation and full list of signatories here. Die deutsche Version des Briefs finden Sie hier. To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chancellor Olaf Scholz Cc: Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Labour Seamus…

On June 2nd, vote for climate justice in Ontario

Vi Bui | May 19, 2022
In April 2019, I was among countless other Ottawa residents watching anxiously as the flood water rose past the historic level it had already reached only two years prior. This was just a few weeks after Premier Doug Ford made cuts to the funding and mandate of Conservation…