Analysis

Syncrude charged in duck deaths

Brent Patterson | February 9, 2009
The Globe and Mail is reporting this afternoon that, "Syncrude Canada Ltd. is facing federal and provincial environmental charges and could be liable for up to $800,000 in fines and executives could be sent to jail in connection with the deaths of 500 ducks in one of the…

Oppose the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Brent Patterson | February 9, 2009
Dawn Paley writes in Edmonton's Vue Weekly that, "When Minister of International Trade Stockwell Day signed the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement in Peru on November 21, it was a happy day for Canada’s oil and gas sector..." MASSIVE MOBILIZATIONS AGAINST THE FTA "The Canada-…

Council poll shows support for renegotiating Chapter 11 of NAFTA

Brent Patterson | February 9, 2009
The Globe and Mail reports today that, "A new poll of Americans and Canadians by Environics has found that more than 70 per cent of respondents in both countries want restrictions on the ability of energy companies to use the North American free-trade agreement to sue…

Statement on nuclear power and uranium mining

Pam Woolridge | October 31, 2008
The Council of Canadians rejects nuclear power because it poses an unacceptable risk to people and the environment. It is neither clean, safe, peaceful, nor economic. We are opposed to the further expansion of nuclear power in our country. Faced with climate change and…

Groups make public an unreleased government report on water crisis in Canada

Anonymous | October 6, 2008
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians and MiningWatch Canada have made public a report drafted by Environment Canada in December 2007 revealing that the agency had documented crucial information regarding the looming freshwater crisis in Canada. The report, titled “A Federal…

Stop putting relations with the U.S. ahead of human rights

Anonymous | June 5, 2007
By Maude Barlow, Alex Neve and Roch Tasse. Published in The Ottawa Citizen, June 5, 2007. While charges against Omar Khadr were dropped yesterday on a technicality, he continues to face indefinite imprisonment as an "enemy combatant" under the U.S. Military Commissions Act…

Policy on Non-Partisanship

Pam Woolridge | February 1, 2004
We do not endorse candidates, parties or holders of public office but we may support positions taken which are consistent with our own. However, we always retain our independence and freedom of action.   In keeping with this policy of non-partisanship the Council of Canadians…

Formation of the Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians | March 11, 1985
We thought members – both new and long-standing – would enjoy seeing this news release issued Monday, March 11, 1985, 10:30 a.m., announcing the formation of The Council of Canadians. See a timeline of our history here. The formation of a new national organization was announced…