Chapters This Week


Activists from six different chapters rallied in support of public health care at Queen's Park in Toronto.

Thanks to all our chapters for their hard work and determination, mobilizing across the country for social and environmental justice.

Climate and Energy:

Chapters across the country delivered copies of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to their local MPs on October 24, including Northwest Territories, London, Thunder Bay, Guelph, Ottawa, Montreal, Campbell River and South Shore.

The Northwest Territories Chapter published a debrief of the recent visit by anti-Site C activist Wendy Holmes. The chapter also sent a letter to NWT leaders and activists calling for abandonment of the dangerous Site C dam.

The Hamilton Chapter was out with Hamilton350.org at a climate action rally on October 20.

The South Shore Chapter brought their Offshore Drilling – Not Worth the Risk campaign to a funding announcement in Lunenburg by the federal fisheries minister and local MP Bernadette Jordon on October 22.

The Saint John’s Chapter published the results of its plastic bag survey from local grocery stores, finding that almost 90% of shoppers still use single-use plastic bags.
 

Water:

The London Chapter hosted a successful stop of the Corporatizing Canada book launch, featuring Emma Lui and Edward George on October 17. The chapter also shared the song “Hands Off Our Water” by Margo Does, which she sang at the event.

The Guelph Chapter joined the Concerned Residents Coalition meeting about James Dick Construction Ltd's application for a license for the Hidden Quarry.

The Toronto Chapter co-presented the film Guardian at the 19th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival on October 27.

Several chapters shared articles and petitions calling for boycotts of Nestlé’s water and Halloween candy, including Red Deer, Quinte, Guelph, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Mid island, and PEI.
 

Democracy:

The Delta-Richmond Chapter hosted an information event on Proportional Representation with guest speakers from Fair Vote Canada and Dogwood Initiative on October 16.

The Kamloops Chapter went to a discussion of proportional representation by Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth on October 19.

The Guelph Chapter pushed their "GET OUT AND VOTE" campaign for the final week before municipal elections.

The Comox Valley Chapter had a full hosue at their interactive evening on understanding electoral reform, featuring Barb Berger from Fair Vote Comox Valley on October 27. The chapter joined Fair Vote Comox Valley at their Rally at the Bridge, the day before.
 

Solidarity

The Hamilton Chapter co-hosted a sold out "Poverty and Inequality in Hamilton" forum October 17.

The PEI Chapter hosted a conflict resolution workshop, Paul Hutchinson: Living Well With Difference, on October 19.

The Edmonton Chapter went to Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada on October 22.

The Peterborough, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph and London chapters went to the Protect Public Healthcare Rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto on October 23.

The Quinte Chapter hosted Joyce Nelson, author of Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism in Picton on October 24.

The Edmonton Chapter attended the University of Alberta’s Sustainability Awareness Week, October 22-27.
 

Upcoming

The Ottawa Chapter shared the upcoming Muskrat Falls Parliament Hill Direct Action: See Their Faces on October 29.

The Montreal Chapter is co-hosting the Montreal Corporatizing Canada Book Launch on October 29.

The Hamilton Chapter is hosting Send in the Marines! An evening with Gordon Laxer on October 30.

The PEI Chapter will be attending the People's Forum on Just Trade and Development, hosted by Trade Justice PEI on November 3.

The South Shore Chapter is co-hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary film Burned – Are Trees the New Coal, about the recent rise of the global biomass industry and its impacts on forests and the atmosphere, on November 9.

The Quinte Chapter is hosting Emma Lui at the Picton Town Hall as part of the Corporatizing Canada Book Launch on November 14.

The London Chapter’s AGM will be held on November 21, followed by at talk by Brent Patterson, What Is to Be Done? Navigating the Political Moment.

The Guelph, Hamilton and Brant chapters are looking forward to the event “Putting a Stop to Nestle” on November 24.

 

Thank you to all our chapter activists!

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