November 25, 2018
“I don’t want my friends’ babies or their babies to ever worry about not having water,” Makasa Looking Horse (photo above) said to the audience who gathered at JC Hill Elementary School on a rainy morning. 
Makasa Looking Horse is a youth from Six Nations and a student at McMaster University. She lead the organizing for the Putting a Stop to Nestlé events yesterday.
November 23, 2018
(Photo: Quinte Chapter member Lynn Braun, Water Campaigner Emma Lui and Chapter members Lynne Rochon and Brenda Picard)
On November 14, I spoke to a residents of Prince Edward County (PEC) about current water issues as part of the Corporatizing Canada book tour.  
In Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service, activists and scholars offer cutting-edge analysis about the commercialization of public services, including water, education, health care and more.
November 23, 2018
Last week I travelled to Kingston to talk about my chapter on water in the new book Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Services
The event in Kingston,The Future is Public!, was a double book launch featuring Corporatizing Canada and Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States by Thomas Hanna.
The event summary notes, “Privatization is deeply unpopular in North America and has been fought successfully. But if the anti-privatization movement only thinks defensively the best we can do is protect the status quo. Reclaiming public ownership, and rethinking the ways in which public services are delivered, is a crucial part of building a more equitable and sustainable public services future.”
November 23, 2018

Stick it to Ford Rally
Council of Canadians Hamilton Chapter at Saturday’s Stick It To Ford! Demonstration organized by OCAP outside of Doug Ford's DECO label factory and printing firm. Joined by several supporters of the Hamilton Chapter, fellow activists in Burlingon, allies from the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits, and $15 and Fairness Hamilton. Photos courtesy of Karl Wlasenko from the Hamilton Chapter.

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November 23, 2018

Hello, I just got back from the Canada Post picket lines. I want to ask you to stand in solidarity with us and help end the strike:

Can you take 2 minutes to email your Member of Parliament? Take action here »

Right now postal workers like myself are on rotating strikes.

My union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), started job actions in October in an effort to get Canada Post to negotiate a fair collective agreement.

We are standing up for:

  • Good jobs and services in our communities.
  • Improved health and safety.
  • Equal rights for women.
  • We’re also pushing for expanded services, like postal banking.

Here’s how you can help: