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May 3, 2019
Last month, Inverness County Council sent a letter to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil urging his government to accept Northern Pulp's request for a one-year extension to construct a new effluent treatment facility for its mill in order to preserve jobs. Council of Canadians activist and board member (and Inverness County resident) Paul Strome believes the environment and Indigenous rights...
April 26, 2019
Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action die-in to recognize the endangered and dying Canadian species last Thursday on a downtown municipal street. Read more about this creative action and see photos in the Peterborough Examiner! Ontario #CouncilChapters are organizing community buses to Queen’s Park on April 30 to participate in a giant rally to stop Ford from privatizing health care. #...
April 24, 2019
Yesterday in a ballot referendum, PEI residents opted not to change their voting system from first-past-the-post to mixed-member proportional representation (MMP). Still, a record number of Islanders thought the change in electoral system was a good idea. Islanders were asked to vote “yes” or “no” to the following question: Should Prince Edward Island change its voting system to a mixed member...
April 24, 2019
On April 30 at noon, people from across Ontario will converge on Queen’s Park to oppose new legislation that will result in unprecedented changes in the province’s health care system, including the privatization of public services. According to the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ford government has exposed its intent to undertake the “most radical health care restructuring in our history.”...
April 18, 2019
In response to last Thursday's Ontario Budget, Roy Brady, representative of the Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter and chairman of the Peterborough Health Coalition, wrote in an email to The Peterborough Examiner that he has no faith the planned spending increase for hospitals will suffice. "Hospital hallway medicine will supposedly end, but hospital increases remain below the rate of inflation and...

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