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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...
February 24, 2015
Regina chapter activist Jim Elliott (in the back row, second from your left) in this Amnesty International Saskatchewan photo. The Council of Canadians Regina chapter joined with community members, including Amnesty International Saskatchewan activists, at a Regina city council meeting last night. They were there to support a motion regarding a comprehensive and coordinated national action...
February 24, 2015
CBC reports, "TransCanada Corp. has turned down the City of Fredericton's request for a public information meeting on the proposed Energy East pipeline. Council asked for the meeting in January, so residents could ask questions about the [1.1 million barrel per day] project... Environmental activist Mark D'Arcy has been advocating for a public meeting in Fredericton. He made a presentation to...
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...

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