Chapters This Week

CPONS is co-sponsoring the Creating Offshore Resistance Everywhere events in Halifax and Mahone Bay, October 2-4.

Chapters have been working hard for social justice: hosting events, protesting against government abuse and corporate power, and crafting questions for candidates in elections across the country!
 

Energy and Climate

Marilyn Keddy of the South Shore Chapter spoke at the SWNS Lobster Forum in Yarmouth on Sept. 19 about threats from offshore drilling Nova Scotia.

The South Shore Chapter celebrated the District of Shelburne and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg voting for a "full and independent public inquiry into the pros and cons of oil industry exploration" offshore Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia chapter activists and regional staff protested outside and inside the G7 Oceans Summit in Halifax.

The Comox Valley chapter co-hosted the 2nd Sustainability Forum on September 19. The chapter also posted the presentations given during the forum.

Numerous chapters posted articles about Kinder Morgan pipeline and the renewed NEB environmental review of the pipeline project, including the Northwest Territories, Kamloops, Mid-island and Hamilton.

 

Democracy

Ontario-based Council of Canadians chapter activists made phone calls to Ontario Progressive Conservative Party supporters, asking them to stop giving money to Doug Ford and his party in light of their harmful agenda.

The Guelph Chapter has begun its "GET OUT AND VOTE" campaign for the upcoming municipal election on October 22.

The Kamloops Chapter hosted an all-candidates forum at the Kamloops Farmers' Market on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Comox Valley Chapter published a list of questions about the environment and sustainability for candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. The chapter also wrote about the advantages of proportional representation, in anticipation of the B.C. referendum on electoral reform.

The Quinte Chapter protested against Doug Ford’s agenda and abuse of power outside Conservative MPP Todd Smith’s office in Belleville.

The Fredericton Chapter shared information and questions about important local issues for candidates in the September 24 provincial election.

The Mid Island Chapter attended the VIU Student Union’s political engagement forum featuring Seth Klein, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on September 25.

The London Chapter posted a series of questions on water for local municipal candidates.
 

Water

The Toronto Chapter attended the Water Docs Outdoor Film Screening: Beyond Crisis, on September 22.

 

Solidarity

Several chapters also posted about the rushed debate and vote on Bill C-79 and the CPTPP, including Comox Valley, Northwest Territories, Guelph and Hamilton.

The Comox Valley Chapter shared the City of Courtenay’s Urban Forest Strategy on-line consultation.

The Ottawa Chapter attended the Rally for Kashechewan on Parliament Hill, September 17.

The Ottawa Chapter attended the launch of Corporatizing Canada, on September 19.

The London Chapter supported this year’s Take Back the Night rally on September 20 – co-chair David Heap organized an allies’ solidarity event.

The London Chapter hosted a talk on this year’s Freedom Flotilla, on September 26. The talk featured three local activist who were involved in the effort, including London Chapter co-chair David Heap.

The Edmonton Chapter participated in the Friends of Medicare fundraiser Time to Care About Health Care! on September 27.

Jim Elliott, the chairperson for the Regina Chapter, wrote about Justice For Our Stolen Children camp and the need to provide real support for Indigenous children, families and communities in Saskatchewan.
 

Upcoming

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

Creating Offshore Resistance Everywhere events will be taking place in Halifax and Mahone Bay, October 2-4.

The Montreal Chapter is hosting Who Says Nafta is Boring? featuring Council of Canadians Trade Campaigner Sujata Dey, October 3.

The Comox Valley Chapter is co-sponsoring a community water forum on October 10, featuring Rosie Simms, a Water Law and Policy Research Coordinator with the Polis Project, Bruce Gibbons, founder of the Merville Water Guardians, and a member of the Cowichan Water Board.

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 hosting the London stop of the Corporatizing Canada book launch on October 17.

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

The London and Kitchener-Waterloo chapters have helped to organize buses to the Protect Public Healthcare Rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto on October 23, and will joined by the Guelph Chapter.

The Comox Valley Chapter will be hosting an interactive evening on understanding electoral reform, featuring Barb Berger from Fair Vote Comox Valley on October 27.

 

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!