This is a shocking new report that the Ontario government is dragging its feet on commitments to search for mercury at the infamous Dryden mill site. Please take a moment to send an email to the federal and provincial governments in support of the people of #GrassyNarrows.
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This morning, our worst fears were confirmed. The Ontario NDP released yet more leaked documents that further reveal Doug Ford’s scheme to privatize health care services across Ontario.
A leaked document from the Ford government shows that the Progressive Conservatives are preparing to privatize health care in Ontario. Click to call Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and tell her you oppose Ford's secret plan to privatize health care!
The Ontario government just announced it will drop the worst part of Bill 66 – and it’s thanks to people power! This is a huge win for people and the environment.
Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario have been in power for almost six months now.
We knew that Ford’s agenda for Ontario would be a dangerous step backwards, that he would undo many of the progressive policies we’ve fought hard for over many years, but even we are stunned by how aggressive and undemocratic the Progressive Conservatives have been so far- and it looks like they are just getting started.
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter is deeply concerned about a proposal from the Chinese corporation Xinyi to build a glass factory in Guelph/Eramosa Township.
The world’s purest groundwater is under threat again- this time from a gravel pit expansion in the Waverley Uplands- the recharge area for this pristine aquifer in Simcoe County, Ontario.
PHOTO: A pile-driver used to set the foundations of wind turbines into the bedrock
“A Chatham couple whose family has been without clean well water since wind turbine construction began more than six months ago is coming forward with test results that show just how contaminated their well is.
RTI Lab testing reveals a 14,000-times increase in Kettle Point Black Shale particles, with the majority of the micro particles under one micron in size. The baseline sample from RTI shows particles of the shale go from 47 particles per millilitre of water to 681,939 counts/mL.”
Rosemary Keenan of our Peel chapter reports:
“Council of Canadians - Peel Chapter rallied with the Unifor Local in Brampton today, calling for a trade agreement that focuses on people and communities. Rallies took place across Canada, calling for #ABetterNAFTA.
We referenced Maude Barlow's current publication, Getting it Right: A People's Guide to Renegotiating NAFTA, calling for removal of the Investor State Dispute Settlement clause.
We called for putting people at the centre of trade agreements, promoting regulations that protect the health and safety of workers and communities, protecting public services, and removing water as a tradable good.
In Chatham-Kent, the Ontario government is allowing Samsung (and their partner-Pattern Energy) to run roughshod over the community during the construction of 34 foundations for the North Kent 1 wind turbine project.