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February 24, 2015
British Columbia's minister of the environment Mary Polak has responded to Council of Canadians' criticisms of Bill 18, her government's new Water Sustainability Act (WSA). She wrote a letter to the editor in The Daily Courier in response to a critique of her legislation by the Council of Canadians Kelowna chapter. Ms. Polak writes, "Contrary to C of C assertions, the WSA will regulate all...
February 23, 2015
Red Head, New Brunswick is ground zero for the proposed Energy East pipeline. This community lies just east of Saint John and boasts a series of beautiful, scallop-shaped coves along the Bay of Fundy. This pristine backdrop is the final destination for the 4400-km export pipeline from Alberta tar sands, where it will be delivered to a proposed 18-tank storage facility ("tank farm"), and a marine...
February 23, 2015
The Council of Canadians Kelowna chapter opposes Bill 18, the British Columbia government's so-called Water Sustainability Act. In her letter to the editor published in The Daily Courier, chapter activist Karen Abramsen writes, "The Kelowna Chapter of the Council of Canadians is thanking their chairperson Maude Barlow for asking B.C. premier Christy Clark [in this letter] to rethink Bill 18, her...
February 18, 2015
Council of Canadians chapter activists and staff join drumming circle in Hamilton in support of a MMIW inquiry. Council of Canadians chapters are taking action to support the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. This past weekend, marches were held across the country to demand that the Harper government move forward with this inquiry. Members from the Mid...
February 17, 2015
The Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter was also at this December 2013 protest on this issue outside the prison in Lindsay. The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter joined with Youth 4 Global Change and the End Immigration Detention Network Youth Committee yesterday to rally against the indefinite detention of migrants at a maximum security prison in Lindsay. Chapter members Carol...

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