November 22, 2019


Stop sign in Fort Smith, NWT in Cree, Dene Suline, English, and French. Louis Bockner/Sierra Club BC.

Today, Indigenous, environmental, and public interest organizations called on the Canadian government and the new Environment and Climate Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to immediately reject the proposal for the Teck Frontier Mine at a press conference in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton).

As noted in a previous blog post, the Frontier mine would produce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as roughly 10 million new cars on the road.

November 22, 2019

Jane Fonda has been asking us to flex our muscles for decades, and now she’s asking us to use our brains. 


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.