Chapters This Week

An image from the campaign to enact a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act in B.C.

Here are just some of the recent chapter actions from coast-to-coast-to-coast:

Wins!

The Guelph Chapter helped block a proposed glass factory in the Guelph-Eramosa area that would have drawn 1.6 million litres of water a day for its operations. Guelph-Eramosa Township voted to strike down the application because it does not meet an existing bylaw requirement of being a dry use industrial site.

The South Shore Chapter celebrated the Municipality of Shelburne's decision to write letters to the federal Ministers of Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans to express concerns about BP drilling for oil and gas offshore of Nova Scotia.

Climate Justice

Several chapters, including the Northwest Territories, Hamilton, Ottawa and Quinte, hosted or attended town halls and screenings of the anti-KM film Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure.

The Comox Valley Chapter joined 50 environmental, Indigenous, human rights and faith organizations endorsing a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan asking the province to enact a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act.

The Victoria Chapter paddled with over 100 other boats in solidarity with Coast Salish communities to #ProtectTheInlet from Kinder Morgan.

The Regina Chapter issued a press release denouncing Premier Moe's continued support for oil pipelines.

The Thunder Bay Chapter supported a Pop-up Postcard Factory, sending messages opposing the Kinder Morgan buyout to MPs.

The London Chapter shared a new academic paper from local allies on the fight against neonicotinoids.

Water

The Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna and Kamloops chapters hosted stops on the Damning the Peace Tour, featuring author Wendy Holm, who spoke about the many reasons why the multi-billion Site C dam project should be stopped.

The North West Territories Chapter stood in solidarity with Nova Scotians, demanding a full environmental review for the proposed Kraft pulp mill effluent pipe in Abercrombie.

The Inverness, North Shore, South Shore and PEI chapters were at the massive rally in Pictou speaking out about the Kraft pulp mill effluent pipe and the proposal to pipe treated effluent, which still contains many hazardous substances, directly into the Northumberland Strait.

Solidarity

Chapter activists are participating in the Muskrat Falls Solidarity Chain Fast.

The Campbell River, Victoria and Kamloops Chapter members published an editorial in the Times Colomnist calling for a publicly-owned replacement for Grey Hound bus services.

The Red Deer chapter held their annual meeting to talk about the year’s successes and look ahead to how we can work together and strengthen the chapter’s future work for social justice.

The North Shore Chapter spoke out against the Nova Scotia government's close relationship with mining companies.

London Chapter member Margo Does shared her original song, "Border Babies" about the family separations that are happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Moncton Chapter raised concerns about a plan to cut down 16 tress in Aberdeen Park

The PEI Chapter challenged racism in a letter to the editor, speaking out against racist anti-immigration flyers that have appeared in local mailboxes

Chapters across the country shared articles and petitions about:

  • the Site C Dam
  • threats to Wood Buffalo National Park and other wetlands
  • the Kinder Morgan pipeline and Kanahus Manual's arrest
  • the Spirit of the Buffalo Camp opposing Line 3
  • the Freedom Flotilla
  • Ontario's sex-ed curriculum
  • the campaign to ban single-use plastic bags in Guelph
  • CETA

Thank you to all chapter activists for the amazing work you do in communities across Canada!

If your chapter took action this week, but it isn't listed above, send an email to jmuhongayire@canadians.org and tell us about it!