Chapters This Week

Here are just some of the ways our amazing network of chapters activists across the country campaigned for social justice this week. Thanks to all for your inspiring activism!
 

Water

The London Chapter highlighted the London Blue Communities facebook group established by the chapter’s new co-chair, Julie Picken-Cooper (Roberta Cory has retired as the London Chapter co-chair after 4 years of dedicated service!)

The Ottawa Chapter shared Water Campaigner Emma Lui’s article about Nestlé's continued permitless pumping.

Northwest Territories Chapter shared CPAW's petition to protect the Peel Watershed and the House of Commons petition against a planned effluent pipeline at the Kraft pulp mill in Abercrombie, Nova Scotia.

The Comox Valley Chapter shared news of the fight against fish farm operations in B.C.

The Northwest Territories and Kamloops chapters continued to draw attention to the fight against the Site C dam.
 

Health Care

The Red Deer chapter promoted the Council’s call to participate in Health Canada’s pharmacare consultations.

Several Chapters joined the Canadian Labour Congress’ webinar How to campaign on pharmacare in your community.

Solidarity

The London chapter continued its coverage of the Freedom Flotilla activists, all of whom have now returned home safely. Co-chair David Heap and Indigenous activist Larry Commodore shared their experiences.

The NWT Chapter shared the House of Commons petition calling for an inquiry into Dr. Hassan Diab’s extradition case

Several chapters supported the fight against Doug Ford’s agenda, and the cancellation of the basic income pilot project, including Ottawa, Kamloops, London, Mid Island, Hamilton.

The London Chapter attended the Fighting Ford's Austerity: Building a Powerful Movement rally in London on August 11.

Chapter activists and Council staff shut down the fascists at rally in Toronto on Saturday.

The Hamilton Chapter joined ACORN Hamilton and the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network for a rally supporting rent strikers.

The Victoria and Vancouver chapters shared articles on the need for better public transportation in B.C.

The Victoria Chapter celebrated the removal of Sir John A. Macdonald’s statue from the B.C. legislature.

The Guelph Chapter shared Ontario Nature’s declaration on protected places.

The South Shore Chapter helped promote Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SUNNS), an organization that works to ensure environmentally sustainable, locally-driven economic and community development in northern Nova Scotia.

The Fredericton Chapter celebrated the full protection of the Grand Manan bird sanctuary.

The PEI Chapter shared Amnesty International’s petition calling for the release of women human rights defenders.
 

Climate Justice

The Victoria and NWT chapters highlighted BC’s export of natural gas to the Alberta Tar Sands.

Chapters continued to share stories and actions opposing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Trudeau’s buyout, including Kamloops, Victoria, Northwest Territories, Guelph, Comox Valley, Quinte, Hamilton, Montreal, and PEI.

The Edmonton Chapter put out a call for steering committee members for their work with Pesticide Free Edmonton and Pesticide Free Alberta, and promoted Wellspring, a 2018 Edmonton Fringe Festival play about fracking.

Many chapter activists participated in the Stop KM Buyout webinar on August 8.
 

Upcoming

The Ottawa Chapter shared the upcoming book launch of Corporatizing Canada, on Sept. 19.

The North Shore Chapter is co-sponsoring the launch of a new book entitled There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities by Dr. Ingrid Waldron, on August 21 in Tatamagouche.

The Comox Valley Chapter is co-sponsoring the Comox Valley Sustainability Forum on Sept. 19.

The Guelph, Montreal and Nanaimo chapters will be participating in the Sept. 8 Rise for the Climate actions.
 

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!