Chapter highlights

February 16, 2015
Council of Canadians and the NWT chapter in Yellowknife. Last month, the Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter wrote to the Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board to ask it not to grant a five-year land use permit to Husky Oil to carry out exploratory drilling for silica in the Chedabucto Lake area on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake. The chapter asked the Board to refer Husky Oil's...
February 16, 2015
Barlow in Guatemala The Council of Canadians North Shore chapter has sent out an appeal to their supporters asking them to take action to back a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. The chapter wrote, "We hope people will call or email their Member of Parliament and ask them to support a national inquiry." The North Shore of Nova Scotia includes Antigonish, Colchester,...
February 14, 2015
 Chapter activists Ken Kavanagh and Erika Steeves. The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter supports the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. In a letter to the editor published in The Telegram today, chapter activists Ken Kavanagh and Erika Steeves write, "Indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet they account for 16 per cent of...
February 14, 2015
Winnipeg chapter activist Mary Robinson speaks outside the Manitoba Legislature, February 2012. The Council of Canadians Winnipeg chapter is asking the three candidates who are seeking to lead the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP) and in turn the Government of Manitoba to oppose the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and its investor-state dispute...
February 13, 2015
The Council of Canadians Delta chapter supports the 0.5 per cent Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax. The tax is intended to support a series of potential regional transit improvements. The Delta Optimist reports, "For South Delta, they include a rapid bus station at highways 99 and 17A, relocating and expanding the South Delta Exchange park and ride, increasing peak bus service on some...

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