December 1, 2017

The Council of Canadians Inverness County chapter joined a blockade this past weekend to oppose a proposed quarry in the Kluscap Wilderness Area on Cape Breton Island.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Site C dam
1- Ottawa, Comox Valley, South Niagara, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, NWT, Kent County, Kelowna chapters express opposition to Site C dam
2- Chilliwack chapter writes BC government in opposition to Site C as decision looms
3- Prince Albert chapter to #WriteforRights vs Site C dam
4- NWT chapter tweets @jjhorgan & @BCNDPCaucus in opposition to Site C dam
5- Kent County chapter calls on family & friends in BC to oppose Site C dam
6- NWT chapter says no to proposed Amisk dam on Peace River

November 30, 2017
The Council of Canadians protesting the Kinder Morgan project at the Burnaby export terminal, May 2016.
Premier Notley is joining Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr and Ian Anderson, CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada, in Vancouver today to promote the Kinder Morgan pipeline. 
The talk aimed at Vancouver's business community is being rightfully targeted by a local rally. 

The Facebook event states, "Kinder Morgan does not have consent from the majority of the nations whose territories the pipeline aims to cross. KM has already violated its environmental conditions by polluting rivers with plastic and interfering with salmon."
The Albertan and federal commitment to phase out coal-fired power (not coal mining) will undoubtedly again be a key talking point in justifying support for the highly contentious pipeline project aiming to ship 890,000 barrels of tar sands crude from Alberta to BC, and export markets through the Salish Sea.  
Here’s the thing.

The climate pollution stopped from phasing out coal-fired power in Ontario and Alberta is exceeded by the climate pollution that could be generated by the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 tar sands pipelines if they are built.

November 29, 2017

Council of Canadians supporter Marilyn Belak (right) and Ken and Arlene Boon of the Peace Valley Landowner Association at a camp at Rocky Mountain Fort on the Peace River opposing the Site C dam, January 25, 2016.

The British Columbia government is expected to make its decision on the Site C dam sometime next week (December 4-8). Premier Horgan is meeting with experts on Thursday (November 30) and that a decision on Site C could come any day after that.

The Council of Canadians joins with the West Moberly First Nation, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Peace Valley Landowner Association, the Sierra Club of BC, the Wilderness Committee, BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, and numerous others in calling on Premier John Horgan's cabinet to cancel the Site C dam.

Here are five things you can do:
1- Retweet this tweet to Premier John Horgan and Energy Minister Michelle Mungall that calls on them to #StopSiteC & #KeepThePeace!

November 27, 2017

The Wolastoq grandmothers holding down the camp at the Sisson Brook Mine are calling the place ‘Macehcwik sipohsisol’ (ma-jedge-eh-wig zeeboo-zeezil), meaning ‘where the brooks begin’. Ramona Nicholas of Tobique First Nation explained that there are at least three brooks starting in the area, and along with the land and ecosystem, all would be threatened by the project.

November 24, 2017

The Council of Canadians North Shore chapter recently donated signed copies of Maude Barlow's book 'Boiling Point: Government neglect, corporate abuse and Canada's water crisis' to the Tatamagouche, River John and Pugwash public libraries.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

1- Chapters join cross-country NAFTA webinar with Maude Barlow, Fiona McMurran, Harjap Grewal & Sujata Dey
2- South Niagara chapter activist Fiona McMurran speaks on webinar about lobbying on NAFTA
3- Windsor-Essex chapter attends NAFTA town hall with Liberal & NDP MPs
4- Peel Region chapter promotes 'Don’t let Bell Censor Our Internet through NAFTA' petition
5- Peel Region chapter hosts Barlow & Unifor regional director Naureen Rizvi for NAFTA public forum, Nov. 27