Chapters This Week

Members of the Victoria Chapter send their support to protesters at the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Nanaimo.

Once again chapters stepped up this week and continued their fight for social justice. Here's a summary of the week's work:
 

Climate & Environment

Chapters across the country, including Comox Valley, Kamloops, Mid Island, Northwest Territories, Quinte, Guelph, Montreal, South Shore, Moncton and Victoria continued to draw attention to the increasingly severe effects of climate change.

Others kept up the pressure on the Trudeau government over Kinder Morgan, including Kamloops, Quinte, Guelph, Windsor-Essex and Montreal.

The Comox Valley Chapter posted a comprehensive update on the fight against corporate fish farms in B.C.

The Moncton Chapter continued to raise awareness about the spraying of glyphosate in New Brunswick.

The Moncton and Quinte chapters shared stories of the ongoing backlash against Monsanto.
 

Water

The Guelph Chapter shared Art, Activism and Water Protection, a discussion of art and culture jamming as activist tools – August 29 at Ten Carden in Guelph.

The North Shore Chapter co-sponsored the launch of There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, a new book by Dr. Ingrid Waldron.

The Northwest Territories Chapter shared ongoing concerns about the structural integrity of the Site C Dam.

The Guelph and Northwest Territories chapters reacted to water campaigner Emma Lui’s blog on water and Bill C69.
 

Democracy

The London Chapter posted details of the local all-candidates meetings for upcoming municipal elections.

The Kamloops and Quinte chapters shared articles on the advantages of proportional representation
 

Solidarity

The Comox Valley Chapter solicited nominations for its 2018 Community Action Award, to be presented at the chapter AGM on November 22.

The Mid Island Chapter joined the protests outside the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, and the Victoria Chapter sent their support.

The Edmonton Chapter shared the events Healing Gathering for the Land and Water near Ft. McMurray this weekend, and the Pachamama Mother Earth Festival in Edmonton on Saturday.

The Quinte Chapter shared a petition against Doug Ford’s new “Teacher Snitch Lines”, and the Canadians Wildlife Federation’s petition to ban neonicotinoids.

The PEI Chapter posted a call for donations in response to the devastating floods in India.
 

Upcoming

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

The Fredericton Chapter is hosting an all-candidates meeting on September 11 for the upcoming provincial election.

The Guelph Chapter is co-hosting the event Aquifers Under Siege - What happens when the wells run dry? featuring Maude Barlow on September 12.

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

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

The London Chapter will be going to the Protect Public Healthcare Rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto on October 23.

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!