July 13, 2018

From Feta to Parmesan, cheese has been a central issue in CETA, the trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, and now it is possible that it might kill the deal.

Today, Reuters reports that the 5-Star, Liga Nord Italian coalition government reiterated that not only would it not ratify CETA, but that it would remove any official who promotes the agreement.

July 10, 2018

The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter is deeply concerned about a proposal from the Chinese corporation Xinyi to build a glass factory in Guelph/Eramosa Township.

Are you aware that the factory would draw 1.6 million litres of water a day from wells drilled deep into a sensitive aquifer that supplies drinking water to the City of Guelph? Or that the factory would be located just 14 kilometres west of where Nestlé currently extracts millions of litres of water per day for its bottled water business?

July 9, 2018

Meera Karunananthan of the Blue Planet Project took part in this March 2014 rally in San Salvador in support of the General Water Law now being undermined by ARENA.

Popular mobilizations are taking place in El Salvador as ARENA creates the conditions for the corporate control of water through legislation introduced in the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly following the March 2018 election.

July 9, 2018

A scenic view from Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) congratulates everyone involved in encouraging the Municipality of Shelburne to write a letter to the federal Ministers of Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans to express concern about BP drilling for oil and gas offshore of Nova Scotia.

The letter from the Municipality of Shelburne highlights, "It is impossible to ignore the fact that BP was solely responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest marine oil spill in history, which saw 11 lives lost as well as its devastating impact on numerous communities. A similar disaster in our waters would have the same, if not worse, disastrous consequences to our $3+ billion fishing industry and thousands of associated jobs, marine species and ecosystems, as well as other industries such as tourism. Our entire wellbeing and way of life is at stake."

July 9, 2018

The Council of Canadians 'Damming the Peace' tour featuring Wendy Holm starts tomorrow! The six-community tour will be hosted by our chapters in:

Tuesday, July 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Legacy Art Gallery & Café, 630 Yates St., Victoria

Comox Valley
Wednesday, July 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay
* Chapter activist Alice de Wolff tells us, "Eve Goldberg, singer-songwriter, social activist, performer at Vancouver Island Music Fest this year, has agreed to open the evening for Wendy in Courtenay!"

Powell River
Thursday, July 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Vancouver Island University, Room 148/149, 100-7085 Nootka St., Powell River

Tuesday, July 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senior Citizens Association of BC, 717 Vernon St., Nelson