Chapter highlights

January 30, 2019
A round dance in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en blocks an intersection in Edmonton on January 22. Photo by Abdul Malik. On January 7, 2019 militarized RCMP invaded and occupied unceded Wet'suwet'en territories to try to forcibly clear a path for a fracked gas pipeline owned by Coastal Gaslink (TransCanada), arresting 14 Indigenous land defenders. The temporary agreement that was reached has since...
January 25, 2019
The Campbell River chapter of the Council of Canadians is working with local environmental groups to try to convince their city council to ban the use of plastic bags in their community. In October, chapter member Richard Hagensen delivered a letter with the Campbell River Environmental Committee, the Quadra Island chapter of Sierra Club BC and Citizens for Quality Health Care to city council...
January 25, 2019
Manif des Femmes Montreal March On Montreal in honour of #MMIWG. See photos and videos here. In addition to rallying for the climate, pharmacare, democracy and water, Council of Canadians chapters activists continue to stand in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Look for ongoing solidarity actions and join a chapter near you! Below are a few recent highlights – send your actions and events to your...
January 22, 2019
Late last year, the Alberta government made an exciting $40 million proposal to create a series of protected areas and parks in the area next to Jasper and Banff known as Bighorn Country. The plan would protect drinking water, mitigate the impacts of logging, fossil fuel extraction and mining, and ensure co-management with the Indigenous nations whose land it is on. It would also help complete...
January 18, 2019
With the recent news that MKI is holding off on their massive seismic project offshore Nova Scotia, and BP releasing ½ of their lease area, now is the perfect time to initiate a public inquiry into the offshore industry in the province. The beauty of South Shore Nova Scotia as captured by Robert van Waarden CBC reported last week that Multiklient Invest, a Norwegian engineering and...

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