The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter joined with allies to protest against Bill 160, provincial legislation that would have lifted a 44-year-old ban on private hospitals in Ontario. It now appears that Premier Kathleen Wynne won't end the ban, but Bill 160 still allows for the expansion of private clinics in the province.
Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.
1- Montreal chapter attends 'Le Gala Ambassadeurs de rivières 2017'
2- Victoria & Cowichan Valley chapters celebrate Steelhead withdrawing proposal for Saanich Inlet LNG plant
3- North Shore chapter tweets 'Pull the Plug on Alton Gas' action alert
4- Chilliwack chapter writes Premier Horgan in opposition to Site C dam
5- Nelson chapter posts 2-minute video to their MLA (the provincial energy minister) in opposition to the Site C dam
6- Northumberland County chapter calls for Site C dam to be terminated
7- NWT chapter tweets its opposition to the Site C dam
8- Prince Albert chapter to participate in Amnesty International's 'Write for Rights' campaign vs Site C dam, Dec. 12
9- North Shore chapter hosts 'The Mill' book launch in Tatamagouche, Dec. 12
10- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to attend webinar on Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Dec. 13
11- Montreal chapter to screen 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University, Dec. 14
12- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary, early-2018
13- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018
14- Chapters participate in regular campaign discussion conference call with trade campaigner Sujata Dey
15- Montreal chapter to take part in NAFTA rally during 6th round of talks, Jan. 27
16- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton & Guelph chapters consider holding fair trade conference, April 2018
17- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter rallies vs Bill 160 & private hospitals in Ontario
18- Halton chapter plans public forum on health care, early-2018
19- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum, early-2018
20- Regina chapter criticizes Wall government signing memorandum of understanding with 3 US states on carbon capture technology
21- Ottawa chapter tweets climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden's blog 'Don't fall for the pipelines vs. coal shell game'
22- Victoria chapter tweets its opposition to National Energy Board ruling that allows Kinder Morgan to disregard City of Burnaby bylaws
23- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter holds its annual general meeting and screens the film 'Hoodwinked'
24- Edmonton chapter holds its annual general meeting
25- Saskatoon chapter holds its annual general meeting
26- Hamilton chapter joins ACORN's national day of action for fair banking
27- Campbell River & Comox Valley chapters at protest vs fish farm plant 'blood water' effluent discharged into ocean
28- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter opposes Cameco tax avoidance, nuclear reactors in Wadena News letter to the editor
29- Nine chapters provide feedback on 2018 political team operational plan
30- Chapters say a heartfelt goodbye to political team assistant Philippe Charbonneau as moves on to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada
31- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
32- Chilliwack chapter to attend Wild Salmon Defenders court hearing in Vancouver, Dec. 14
33- Montreal chapter to be at BAPE session on proposed airport fuel supply terminal, Dec. 19
34- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports, Feb. 8, 2018
35- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation', early-2018
For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.