Analysis

UBCIC Endorses Blue Communities Project

Vi Bui | 3 weeks ago
On February 26, 2020, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) passed a resolution supporting the Council of Canadians’ Blue Communities Project.   UBCIC is a unifying voice, recognizing and upholding Indigenous rights and titles. Their leadership has been critical…

You can help make Vancouver a Blue Community

Vi Bui | 4 weeks ago
Next week, Vancouver City Council has the opportunity to protect our water as a human right and public trust. I need your help to make it happen. On March 11, your city councillors will debate whether to make Vancouver a Blue Community. This project, started by the Council of…

Alberta proposes new anti-protest bill

The Council of Canadians | 1 month ago
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tabled a bill this week that if passed, would levy fines as high as $10,000 a day and up to six months jail time against protestors. Known as Bill 1, the “Critical Infrastructure Defence Act,” Kenney’s government launched the new law after Teck…

Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Mark Calzavara | 1 month ago
Yesterday morning, police in Ontario began arresting land defenders on Tyendinaga territory near Belleville who were protesting next to the CN Rail line that cuts through Mohawk territory. The Tyendinaga Mohawk are acting in support of the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en…

CETA: "Fake news" and "Canada bashing"?

Sujata Dey | 1 month ago
On February 18, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) passed in the lower house of the Netherlands Parliament by just three votes, 71 to 68. After a raucous debate, several days in the making, it is looking like CETA may have survived for…

Teck Resources' withdraws Frontier mine application citing climate change concerns

The Council of Canadians | 1 month ago
In a shocking turn of events, Vancouver-based mining corporation Teck Resources announced yesterday that it is withdrawing its application for the controversial Frontier mine project. Indigenous, environmental and social justice groups such as the Council of Canadians, along…

Five things you should know about the Wet’suwet’en’s fight for their rights

The Council of Canadians | 1 month ago
Blockades of rail lines, roads, ports and more have been happening across the country in support of the Wet'suwet'en. Public pressure is building through mass protests, road, rail and ferry blockades as people across the country are showing their support for the Wet’suwet’en’s…

Profit over people: What the Wet’suwet’en struggle reveals about corporate capture

Chris Kruszewski | 1 month ago
As the International Days of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en build in momentum across Turtle Island, the responses of the Canadian and British Columbian governments have been abysmal. The Delgamuukw Supreme Court decision in 1997 affirmed that Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have…

Alton Gas would violate Fisheries Act, feds custom-tailoring regulations to benefit corporate interests

Robin Tress | 1 month ago
The Alton Gas project is a proposal to store extremely high pressure natural gas in underground salt caverns. To create these caverns the company would drill wells into the salt deposit and dissolve the salt with water from the Shubenacadie River. The resulting brine would be…

Lessons from NAFTA 2.1. Future trade deals must be open to the public!

Sujata Dey | 1 month ago
From the beginning, it was clear CUSMA was going to be a corporate-friendly trade agreement. With President Trump in the White House, the old NAFTA as a template, media hysteria around the possible loss of NAFTA, and corporations being granted preferential access to the…

Show Your Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Chris Kruszewski | 1 month ago
Early in the morning on February 6, the RCMP raided the supporter camp down the road from Gidimt'en and Unist'ot'en, in Wet'suwet'en territory. At the time of writing this, up to six people have been arrested. The Unist’ot’en camp lost radio contact with Gidimt’en after…

The fight against corporate greed in Regina

The Council of Canadians | 1 month ago
The standoff between the Co-op Refinery and its workers shows a skewed balance of power – and one that is becoming all too common. On one side is the Co-op Refinery Complex. Owned by the Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the refinery generates $3 million in profits every…