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January 11, 2015
The Council of Canadians Windsor-Essex chapter is opposing the plan to close the obstetrics unit - that delivers 300 babies a year - at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. They are encouraging people to attend a public meeting on Tuesday January 20 at 7 pm on the issue. The Windsor Star has reported, "That plan, the opponents asserted, would endanger women forced to make the [50 kilometre...
January 9, 2015
The Kamloops chapter. Congratulations to Barbara Nederpel who became the new president of the Kamloops and District Labour Council this past Tuesday. InfoTel News reports, "Nederpel says she plans to continue [past president Peter] Kerek's work, building closer relationships with the community. She believes labour groups in and around Kamloops have strong working relationships with groups...
January 5, 2015
The Guelph Mercury reports, "Norah Chaloner, chair of the Guelph branch of the Council of Canadians, would like to see the investigation [into robocalls] reopened. 'We know with 99 per cent surety that there are other people out there who helped facilitate this theft from the public, and not just a theft but an actual diversion of our democratic rights', she said. 'It's almost traitorous for the...
January 1, 2015
The Council of Canadians is pleased to be working with the IMW Peace and Friendship Legal Fund. IMW is the short form of Iapjiw Maliaptasiktitiew Wskwitqamu, translated in English as 'Protecting the Earth For Future Generations'. This fund is supporting a court challenge to protect Mi'kmaq territory in New Brunswick from further environmental destruction. The IMW court challenge is being...

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