Chapter highlights

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...
March 6, 2015
Every year, Council of Canadians chapter activists, Board members and staff gather together for regional meetings to connect, put forward ideas, learn, and discuss plans. These gatherings are vital and enable us to share campaign strategies and strengthen our overall capacity. As always, I look forward to participating in all of the regional meetings. This year they will be taking place on:...
March 4, 2015
Chapter activist Roy Brady wants to make the CBC an issue in the upcoming federal election. The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter is working to defend the CBC. The Peterborough Examiner reports, "About 25 people gathered on Monday night at Artspace to stand up for the CBC. The group is called We Vote CBC - Peterborough, and it is a local offshoot of a national campaign to...
March 4, 2015
The Committee for Future Generations receives our Activist of the Year award in Saskatoon. The Council of Canadians has been opposing a high-level nuclear waste dump in Saskatchewan since 2011. CBC now reports, "The NWMO [Nuclear Waste Management Organization] announced that new geological studies in the vicinity of Creighton, Sask. and Schreiber, Ont. 'revealed that areas assessed near both...

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