Chapters This Week


The Peterborough Chapter organized a bus to the Curve Lake First Nations Pow Wow.

Chapter activists across the country were hard at work again this week, with several impressive events and lots of planning for a busy fall!

Water

The Guelph Chapter enjoyed an excellent turnout – more than 400 people – to their event, Aquifers Under Siege - What happens when the wells run dry? with Maude Barlow.

Chapter activists in Nova Scotia have been planning for the Protect Offshore Nova Scotia events, October 2-4 in Halifax and Mahone Bay.

The South Shore Chapter celebrated a win in their Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, as Shelburne Mayor Karen Mattatal called for a provincial inquiry into offshore drilling.

Climate

The London Chapter published politcal candidate Carol Dyck’s statement from the September 8 Rise Up rally about the need for immediate action on climate change, and many other chapters continued to celebrate the success of the Rise Up day of action.

Trade

The Chilliwack Chapter visited a local 6-generation family dairy farm to learn firsthand about the Canadian Dairy Board and threats to the industry from NAFTA negotiations.

Democracy

The Fredericton Chapter held a very successful all candidates meeting on September 11, with over 230 people and all 5 candidates in attendance. The chapter followed up with a series of shareable memes outlining key election issues in New Brunswick.

The Kamloops Chapter continued to share videos of local candidates promoting their September 22 all-candidates meeting.

The Comox Valley Chapter attended an information session on B.C.'s upcoming referendum on electoral reform.

The London Chapter analyzed recent municipal election results in light of the new Ranked Ballot system being used in London.

Many chapters shared stories and actions about the state of our democracy – and Doug Ford's abuse of power in particular – including Comox Valley, Quinte, Guelph, Ottawa and Hamilton.

Solidarity

The Peterborough Chapter organized their second successful trip to the Curve Lake First Nations Pow Wow, with 40 people taking the bus and several cars in addition.

The Northwest Territories Chapter will be handing out UNDRIP booklets from Amnesty International to local politicians.

Upcoming

The Mid-Island Chapter will be meeting on September 18.

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

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

The Kamloops Chapter will be hosting an all candidates meeting on September 22 at the Kamloops Farmers’ Market.

The London Chapter is hosting a talk on this year’s Freedom Flotilla, on September 26.

The Winnipeg Chapter put out the call for billets in anticipation of the regional chapter meetings, September 28-30.

Protect Offshore Nova Scotia events will be taking place in Halifax and Mahone Bay, October 2-4.

The Kamloops Chapter is co-sponsoring a public forum on public health care, October 11.

The London Chapter will be attending at anti-hate rally in response to a planned march by anti-immigrant extremists on October 13.

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

Thanks once again to our hard working Chapter activists across the country for all you do!

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!