On October 24th constituents in over two-thirds of Canada’s 338 federal ridings delivered copies of the IPCC report to their MPs with letters calling for follow-through on their promises to take the action needed to stay under 1.5ºC.
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The NWT Chapter of the Council of Canadians stands with our neighbours and allies throughout Treaty 8 Territory in opposition to the Site C dam on the Peace River. We oppose this unnecessary, destructive and costly project for its negative downstream impacts, its trampling of Indigenous rights and title, and threats to food sources and water.
Here are six of the most important things to keep in mind as we navigate the next 12 years.
Canada's regulatory process isn't designed to reject tar sands projects, but Teck's Frontier Mine is so appalling the government might actually say no to it.
It's the largest single tar sands project that's ever been proposed all in one go, and so it comes with supersized impacts on climate, water, Indigenous rights, and ecosystems.
After bringing coffee to the Justice for our Stolen Children Camp almost every morning from July 5th to September 12th and being there off and on since March 4th, my birthday, I have come to more fully understand the continuing systemic injustice that is in our province that our provincial government won’t act to end.
The Council of Canadian's Edmonton Chapter and the Prairies-NWT Regional office have been excited to help with Climate Justice Edmonton's “People on the Path” this summer, a series of giant portraits that will be installed in the path of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project route.
The Teck Frontier mine is the largest tar sands mine ever proposed. It would cost $20 billion and operate for 41 years. The Council of Canadians will be acting as an intervenor in the Joint Review Panel hearings for the project in Fort McMurray in September because it's unacceptable across every metric we can think of.
The gathering was held on the beautiful Cold Lake First Nations' treaty grounds and had 45 participants from Treaty 6, 7, and 8 territories, plus facilitators and guests from the Standing Rock/Oceti Sakowin Camp, the Trans Mountain fight on unceded Coast Salish territories, and other interconnected keep it in the ground struggles across the continent.
On June 28th, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, which would carry tar sands crude from Hardisty, Alberta to a terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.
Here’s some background on the camp and five ways to act in solidarity.