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January 4, 2019
Climate Justice Saskatoon and the Council of Canadians Saskatoon Chapter at a vigil for Indigenous rights and climate justice in 2016.

Council of Canadians chapters have been busy organizing for water and climate justice to kick off 2019! Follow #CouncilChapters for all the highlights.

Chapters in the news

Congratulations to David Heap, Co-Chair of the London Chapter, who will be presented with an award on January 10 by United Way Elgin Middlesex in recognition of their social justice work.

January 3, 2019

Stop sign in Fort Smith showcasing indigenous languages alongside French and English. Fort Smith, NWT. Louis Bockner/Sierra Club BC.
Stop sign in Fort Smith, NWT in Cree, Dene Suline, English, and French. Louis Bockner/Sierra Club BC
 
Making the case for a new 260,000 barrel per day, $20 billion, 41-year-lifespan tar sands mine in an era of climate crisis requires some impressive creativity.
 
December 21, 2018
Climate Justice Saskatoon and the Council of Canadians Saskatoon Chapter at a vigil for Indigenous rights and climate justice in 2016.

As part of a collective of seven other social and environmental justice organizations and two of our SK chapters, we are set to intervene in Saskatchewan’s case against the federal carbon pricing plan, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), arguing that it must be upheld as constitutional. We filed our final affidavits to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals earlier this week.

We’re excited to be working on this effort alongside:

December 21, 2018

2018 was a huge year for the growing resistance to offshore drilling! As this year draws to a close we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come, where we need to go next, and what we’ve learned in our struggle to protect offshore Nova Scotia from the threats of offshore drilling!

Below is a quick and non-exhaustive chronology of the banner moments for 2018, followed by some key lessons learned.

January: The Offshore Alliance (which includes the Council of Canadians and Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia) kicked off the year with a huge press conference and rally calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling given the innumerable risks to marine life, coastal communities, and existing economies in Nova Scotia.  

December 21, 2018

London Chapter
The London Chapter joined with Extinction Rebellion to visit with MP Peter Fragiskatos. Fragiskatos was presented with a Corporatizing Canada book and a demand for action on climate and stopping the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Montreal Chapter

Montreal Chapter
Urgence climatique quel est votre plan? Canada needs a green new deal! Montreal Chapter, December 2018

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