I've just finished a 1-hour conference call with about a dozen Council of Canadians chapters in British Columbia-Yukon to present, take questions and discuss the operational plan for our political work this coming year. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate! It's very inspiring to know how great chapter activists are and what they contribute in their communities every day and to our collective work across the country! It was a 10 pm start for me (7 pm PT), but I feel completely energized!! Similar discussions - all very informative and helpful to our shared work - took place with Ontario-Quebec chapters (on September 10), Atlantic chapters (on September 19), and Prairies chapters (on September 20).
On the phone with Ontario-Quebec chapters on Sept. 10.
This evening I will be on a conference call with Council of Canadians chapters in the Atlantic region; and tomorrow night with chapters in the Prairie provinces. On September 10, I was able to meet with our Ontario-Quebec chapters by telephone; and sometime over the next two weeks I'll meet with our chapters in British Columbia-Yukon. The purpose of the call is to explain, discuss, and take questions on the Council's political work-plan for the next 12 months.
The Peterborough Examiner reported earlier this week, "MP Dean Del Mastro is drawing some heat after shutting his constituency office doors to a group of protesters Saturday afternoon. Council of Canadians member Roy Brady said members of the Council of Canadians, Labour Council and 50 supporters arrived at Del Mastro’s Lansdowne St. office at about noon, intent on handing the MP a signed petition expressing concern about the Omnibus bill. ...Del Mastro’s office was supposed to be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 'But it was suddenly closed,' Brady said."