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January 30, 2020
In early December, local activists in Nelson, B.C. tackled the question of “what is the Green New Deal?” in a voting action evening held in the Nelson United Church Hall. The one-page statement included seven parts agreed to after a ranked vote process. While the Nelson Statement cannot define the Green New Deal since it is a national initiative, it does represent the priorities of the Nelson...
December 5, 2019
Members of the Counci of Canadians Vancouver/Burnaby Chapter were on courthouse steps with signs of support on the first day of final arguments in the Charter of Rights challenge launched by Dr. Brian Day against public medicare. Final arguments got underway in mid-November and conclude this week in a decade-old Charter challenge against public health care. Launched by private clinic owner Dr...
October 17, 2019
Photo by Wilson Hui, CC BY 2.0 Many Canadians like to start the day off with a milky brew at one of nearly 4,000 Tim Hortons coffee shops across Canada. Some of us have felt good about the fact that our beverage contained an emblem certifying “100% Canadian milk.” After all, the Brazilian-owned “Timmy’s” has long hoisted the Canadian flag as part of its brand-building efforts.  However, unknown...
September 27, 2019
  As reported by the Guardian, long-time Council of Canadians activist and former Board member Leo Broderick “often gets up on a soap box, but never tries to put himself on a pedestal.” Broderick was one of three inductees into the Order of Prince Edward Island. He accepted his award at a ceremony earlier this week. He was described as “a man outspoken and well-informed on social justice and...
September 5, 2019
Sister Angie Martz accepting her Founder’s Award from Maude Barlow at the Council of Canadians’ 2009 annual general meeting The Council of Canadians community mourns the passing of our dear friend Sister Angie Martz. A lifelong activist, teacher and spiritual leader for many across generations in her community of Saint John, NB, Sister Angie remained active and engaged in advancing social justice...

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