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November 21, 2019

Jeff Bezos is the billionaire CEO of Amazon and currently the second richest man in the world. He recently went to war with a socialist City Councillor and a municipal Green New Deal won.

 

 

November 21, 2019

The world’s water crisis will be front and centre on Capitol Hill in Washington tonight and tomorrow.

Maude Barlow will be part of a teach-in and rally happening as part of “Fire Drill Fridays.” The events, hosted by activist and actress Jane Fonda, are “inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays and Randall Robinson’s often daily anti-apartheid protests.”

The teach-ins are being held to bring concerned citizens “closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate” as people demand immediate and urgent action from their political representatives. Tonight's teach-in will be live-streamed on Facebook at 7:00 p.m. EST. Tomorrow's rally takes place on the Southeast Lawn starting at 11 a.m. EST.

Other speakers taking part include actresses Diane Lane and Piper Perabo, Garett Reppenhagen with Veterans for Peace, Mary Grant from the Public Water for All campaign, youth activist Alice Brown Otter, and more.

November 20, 2019

On election day, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast overwhelmingly voted for parties that promised action on pharmacare, the climate crisis, electoral reform, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Today, Prime Minister Trudeau has officially sworn in his new cabinet in Canada’s 43rd government. Each cabinet minister has been tasked with tremendous responsibility to act on these urgent issues.

The Council of Canadians has put together four mandate letters of our own on water, trade, the climate crisis, and health with a list of shared progressive priorities.

I want Council of Canadians supporters like you to set the tone for the new ministers. You can be the first person in their inbox on this important day.

Sign on to one or all of the Council of Canadians’ alternative mandate letters linked below.

We’ve collected your feedback from surveys and regional meetings, and we’ve worked with allies to set progressive priorities for the next government.

November 20, 2019

Written by Robin Tress and Dylan Penner, Climate and Social Justice Campaigners, Council of Canadians

Last month, Canada had its first climate election. As a result of tireless climate justice organizing from coast to coast to coast, action on the climate emergency was a top vote-determining issue. With a new minority Parliament set to convene in the near future, we can learn from and build on the impact of this organizing to win the just transition we need.

17.9 million people took to the polls and 63% of Canadians voted for parties with significant climate planks in their platform. Though, it’s worth noting one of those parties bought more pipelines than others.

November 18, 2019

Today, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) released the results of their investigation into BP Canada’s unauthorized spill of 136,000 litres of synthetic drilling mud in June of 2018. 

When BP's drilling rig entered Nova Scotia's waters we threw the company an 'unwelcoming party' at their offices in Halifax. Photo: Mo Phung.

 

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