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January 18, 2019

With the recent news that MKI is holding off on their massive seismic project offshore Nova Scotia, and BP releasing ½ of their lease area, now is the perfect time to initiate a public inquiry into the offshore industry in the province.

 

The beauty of South Shore Nova Scotia as captured by Robert van Waarden

 

January 18, 2019

Lifegate, an online and radio-based news source in Italy that focuses on sustainable development, interviewed Maude Barlow, Honorary Chair of the Council of Canadians, when she is was in Rome, Italy late last year meeting with groups about the growing movement in that country to stop the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). She spoke with Lifegate about the global water crisis and its clear links to trade deals.

“The World Trade Organisation reminds us that every day two billion people can only drink contaminated water and don’t have access to basic sanitation,” she said. “The ecological and human right crises must be tackled with good public policies. We must take care of water, we must stop exploitation and uncontrolled withdrawal, stop polluting it and guarantee the right to access clean water for everyone. This won’t happen if large corporations continue to control water.”

January 18, 2019

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Doug Ford's proposed sweeping legislative changes in Bill 66 stands to reward big business at the expense of people and the environment.

The Council of Canadians is calling on people across Ontario to speak out and say no to this dangerous Bill before January 20 when the public comment period concludes.

After repealing legislation aimed at improving working conditions for everyone across the province, on the very last day that the Ontario legislature sat before the holidays, the Ford government introduced Bill 66, the “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.”

This sweeping omnibus bill weakens – and even cuts – dozens of regulations that have been protecting our environment, drinking water, workers’ rights and more for decades.

January 18, 2019

The London Chapter held a successful anti-PEGIDA/yellow vests "Refugees Welcome Rally" at London City Hall on January 12.
January 18, 2019

Photo by Jason Woodhead

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples.

Canada has until early April to report back to the committee outlining the steps it has taken to halt construction of the massive hydro-electrical dam project.

BC Hydro’s Site C is a proposed 60-metre high, 1,050- metre-long earth-filled dam and hydroelectric generation station on the Peace River in Treaty 8 territory. It would create an 83- kilometre-long reservoir that will flood 15,985 acres of agricultural land, destroy traditional hunting and fishing areas, and submerge 78 Indigenous heritage sites, including burial grounds and places of cultural and spiritual significance.

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