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March 4, 2015
Barlow speaks against the Raven coal mine, September 2011. The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter has been opposing the Raven coal mine for almost five years. The Globe and Mail now reports, "A controversial proposal to mine more than 16 million tons of coal in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has been withdrawn in the face of growing criticism about the negative impacts it could...
March 2, 2015
The Council of Canadians Brockville chapter submits a letter to the editor and pays for a 2" x 3" advertisement in their local newspaper every month. The letter to the editor is printed in a newspaper with a circulation of 6,000 readers and the advertisement goes in a newspaper with a circulation of 24,000 readers. Their letter last month focused on the Harper government's neglect of veterans...
March 1, 2015
Yesterday's protest outside MPP Deb Matthews' constituency office. Photo by Robert Cory. The Council of Canadians London chapter joined with allies yesterday to protest in front of Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Deb Matthews' constituency office. They were there to demand that she stop the the proposed closure of birthing and other obstetrical services at the Leamington District...
February 27, 2015
The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter and its allies – the Sacred Water Circle, the Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group, and KTRSG Nibi Emosaawdimojig (Those Who Walk for the Water) – are calling for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. In their letter to the editor published in Peterborough This Week, they write, "When there is a federal...
February 26, 2015
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter supported the campaign for the City of Hamilton to ratify the Blue Dot Declaration. The Hamilton Blue Dot Initiative Newsletter now reports, "Hamilton City Council [has] ratified its version of the Blue Dot Declaration, becoming the twenty-third community in Canada and, very significantly, the first one in Ontario to do so. ...Thanks to all of you who...

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