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Alton Gas Quit! Company Announced Project Decommissioning Today

Robin Tress | October 22, 2021
Today Alton Gas announced it will be decommissioning its Alton Natural Gas Storage Project! After eight years of constant resistance from Mi’kmaw water protectors, grassroots grandmothers, Elders, youth, and settler allies, including Council of Canadians staff and supporters, …

Flood Parliament with support for just transition legislation

The Council of Canadians | October 21, 2021
Join the Council of Canadians in demanding just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament. Our members and supporters are out in their communities, collecting signatures on a petition for just transition legislation. They’re bringing those petitions to their…

Iqaluit water contamination crisis exposes vulnerabilities across Canada 

Mark Calzavara | October 15, 2021
After Iqaluit residents reported a strong fuel smell in their tap water for more than 10 days, the government of Nunavut declared a local state of emergency on October 15th due to contamination of the city’s main water supply. The community of more than 8,000 is currently…

Climate Code Red And Flood Parliament FAQ

The Council of Canadians | October 15, 2021
What is a just transition?  A just transition is a process of supporting oil and gas workers, other affected workers, and their communities -- while we decarbonize the economy and wind down the fossil fuel sector. This process should be guided by affected workers and…

Why hasn’t Canada banned thermal coal exports?

Natasha Brubaker | October 7, 2021
In recent months, the people of Alberta have delivered a series of crushing setbacks to coal expansion in the province. The decision by the provincial government in May 2020 to revoke policies that had long protected the Rockies from coal exploration was met by swift and…

Resistance to Truth and Reconciliation Day shows just how far away we are from reconciling 

Eagleclaw Thom | September 29, 2021
On September 30, 2021, Canada is marking its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The holiday was announced by the Trudeau government in June, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves that confirmed the horrors of Indian Residential Schools.  The…

Climate Code Red: A week of action for just transition legislation

The Council of Canadians | September 29, 2021
Join the Climate Code Red week of action from October 12-17th to demand the federal government implement just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament.   Read the toolkit and sign up to join in Communities and experts know that we need just transition…

Making sense of the Conservative sweep in Nova Scotia

Angela Giles | August 25, 2021
As people across the country prepare to head to the polls for a federal election in a few weeks, here in the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw Nation called Nova Scotia we are reeling from the results of a provincial election held last week. The outcome was a Progressive…

An election in September, whether we need it or not

John Cartwright | August 19, 2021
Canadians will go to the polls on September 20th – a full two years before our set election date – at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Few people feel that we need an election in the middle of a fourth wave of the pandemic. But the Liberal party believes this is the…

The Big Questions: Big Pharma

The Council of Canadians | August 17, 2021
The pandemic has revealed the undue influence that large multinational pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists have over our governments and our lives – whether it’s in their efforts to thwart a much-needed universal pharmacare program or the obstacles they’ve posed to an…

The Big Questions: Climate

The Council of Canadians | August 17, 2021
The climate crisis is a top federal election issue for people in Canada this year – and it has been for years. As we approach the election, here are some questions you can ask candidates, along with background information you can use to understand and evaluate their responses.…

The Big Questions: Long-Term Care

The Council of Canadians | August 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has put Canada’s long-term care system in the spotlight, exposing its many failures and vulnerabilities. Years of letting private profiteers take over care resulted in catastrophic outcomes for residents and workers in the homes. Below are questions on long…