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April 18, 2019

Peterborough - Kawarthas Chapter with the Canadian Health Coalition

In response to last Thursday's Ontario Budget, Roy Brady, representative of the Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter and chairman of the Peterborough Health Coalition, wrote in an email to The Peterborough Examiner that he has no faith the planned spending increase for hospitals will suffice.

"Hospital hallway medicine will supposedly end, but hospital increases remain below the rate of inflation and population growth," he wrote. "Peterborough Regional Health Centre accordingly will have a difficult time providing its core services."

April 18, 2019

Canada should be open to making the new NAFTA deal better for people, not for corporations.

If you’re like me, you’re proud when Canada stands up to big U.S. corporate interests. So it may shock you to learn that right now Canada is standing up for big U.S. corporate interests.

The new NAFTA deal, still not ratified, contains troubling market extensions for a critical life-saving drug class known as biologics. These are used to treat cancer as well as debilitating chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, among others.

The market extensions will allow big U.S. pharmaceutical companies to charge astronomical prices for biologics for 10 additional years before new, cheaper generic forms of the drugs could be introduced.

April 17, 2019

Even though the election result last night was not what we hoped for, you and other Council of Canadians supporters like you came together for a better future for all Albertans.

I’m writing to say even though the election result last night was not what we hoped for, Council of Canadians supporters like you came together for a better future for all Albertans.

When the writ dropped, some thought it would be a coronation for Jason Kenney because of the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and the Wild Rose Party. Instead, it was a fight to the finish line with much care and concern expressed about how we do things here in the province.

April 16, 2019

Folks in PEI may have seen the following email sent by the PEI Chapter this morning:

Prince Edward Island’s provincial election and referendum on proportional representation is happening Tuesday, April 23. Advanced polling started this past  Saturday.

Prince Edward Island’s provincial election and referendum on proportional representation is happening Tuesday, April 23. Advanced polling started this past Saturday.

This doesn’t leave much time to get informed on all of the issues you care about and to learn how mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) might benefit you as an individual and our province as a whole, so our Council of Canadians PEI chapter thought we’d pull together something to help you!

April 12, 2019

The Council of Canadians is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Teghtmeyer, pictured above (left) with Mel Teghtmeyer (far right) accepting the Ken Wardroper's Founders Award from Gordon Laxer (centre) for their committment to social justice and grassroots activism at the Council of Canadians' Annual General Meeting in 2008. Read more.

Chapter activists continue to be busy protecting water and public health care, challenging unfair trade deals, calling for urgent and immediate action on climate change, and to standing up for democracy. Below are just a few examples of their recent actions.

If you are interested in joining a Council of Canadians chapter near you, please check out our Chapter Contacts, call us toll-free at 1-800-387-7177, or email chapters@canadians.org.
We can also help you start a chapter if there isn’t one in your community.

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