The London Chapter held a successful anti-PEGIDA/yellow vests "Refugees Welcome Rally" at London City Hall on January 12.
Council of Canadians chapters activists have been taking part in ongoing solidarity actions with Wet'suwet'en, joining the call “that the provincial and federal government uphold their responsibilities to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en law).” The Council has made a donation to the Unist'ot'en camp legal fund as well as a donation to help cover the travel costs of youth to join the camp. We continue to stand in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Look for the next solidarity action and join a chapter near you!
Below are a few recent highlights – send your actions and events to your regional organizers – we’d love to add your photos to our Flickr photostream too!
Kent County Chapter joined with allies
Montreal Chapter (See more photos)
Hamilton Chapter. Credit The Spec.
The Guelph Chapter participated with dozens of people to breach and shut down the TransCanada compressor station in Hamilton on Monday in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en peoples and Unist'ot'en & Gidimt'en checkpoints.
Solidarity! Paul from @GuelphCoc chapter and staffer @rach_small at the shut down of TransCanada's facility in Hamilton in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en peoples and @UnistotenCamp & @gidimt checkpoint. #councilchapters#wetsuwetenstrong #wedzinkwa #notrespass #ShutDowncanada pic.twitter.com/w4Gd5ZIjer
— Council of Canadians (@CouncilofCDNs) January 14, 2019
Congratulations to David Heap, Co-Chair of the London Chapter, who was presented with an award on January 10 by United Way Elgin Middlesex in recognition of their commitment to social justice.
Thank you to Michael Brothers, from the Toronto Chapter, for speaking at a panel at the University of Toronto on carbon taxing.
Chapters in the news
- Alliance hails suspension of offshore oil and gas exploration plan, The Chronicle Herald, January 13, 2019
- Campbell River city council watching other communities’ single-use bag bans closely, Campbell River Mirror, January 16, 2019
- Duncan: Public anti-pipeline meeting, January 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
- Guelph Chapter attending the Community Rally to Support Divestment at UofG, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
- Fridays for Future Climate Strike: Kitchener-Waterloo, February 1 and March 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
- Prince Albert: Seedy Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
- Send us your World Water Day events! March 22, 2019
Send us your chapter actions and events at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to see your photos too!
- The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en
- Guelph chapter member says grassroots can fight water commodification
- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter joins climate action
Help amplify #CouncilChapters online!
Here are a few recent highlights online – reTweet, share, like & follow!
The Kitchener Waterloo Chapter joined allies in confronting Ford on January 11 and protesting his Spaghetti Fundraiser. They called for an end to Bill 66 and for strong climate action.
The Northumberland Chapter met with MPP David Puccini last week about Bill 66. Here's an action you can take: