Chapter highlights

March 12, 2015
At least nineteen Council of Canadians chapters will be joining a national day of action against C-51 this weekend. C-51 is the Harper government's so-called 'anti-terrorism' legislation (it can be read in full here). If passed, it would: 1) allow the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service to disrupt suspected terror activity, moving well beyond its current role of collecting intelligence...
March 11, 2015
Jump Lake reservoir in the Nanaimo Community Drinking Watershed. The Council of Canadians Mid-Island chapter has asked Nanaimo city council to work with the Nanaimo Regional District, First Nations, senior levels of government and landowners to begin a process to make the Nanaimo community drinking watershed a publicly owned and controlled asset. Chapter activist Paul Manly writes, "There are...
March 8, 2015
The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter has asked their city council to oppose the Energy East pipeline. In the chapter's January newsletter they noted, "The next step we are taking in our battle against Energy East is taking a deputation to City Council, as part of a coalition of local not-for-profit groups. We have over 1000 signatures on a petition asking Council to take a stand against...
March 7, 2015
The Council of Canadians participated in a "Prentice look in the mirror" rally at the Alberta legislature today. Edmonton-based Prairies-Northwest Territories organizer Aleah Loney and United Nurses of Alberta president (and Council of Canadians Board member) Heather Smith joined more than a hundred people to draw attention to Alberta premier Jim Prentice's recent comment and to warn against...
March 5, 2015
Chapter activists Mary Robinson and Elaine Hughes. The Council of Canadians has requested a two week extension from the National Energy Board to their March 3rd deadline for submitting applications for the review process on the Energy East pipeline. We've requested this extension because, as Council of Canadians energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue explains, "A number...

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