Chapter highlights

January 31, 2015
The Council of Canadians Mid Island chapter held a successful public forum in Nanaimo on Wednesday (January 28) in opposition to liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals and pipelines. The meeting featured Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker Damien Gilles and Dr. Eion Finn, a resident of Howe Sound where the Woodfibre LNG terminal is proposed. The promotion for the 'No Fracking with our...
January 30, 2015
Activists deployed a ten-foot tall inflatable elephant outside the premiers meeting in Ottawa at noon hour today. This morning CBC reports, "[Today] Canada's provincial and territorial premiers ... will convene behind closed doors at a downtown Ottawa hotel, where they are expected to discuss a wide range of issues pertinent to their respective and collective interests, including energy,...
January 29, 2015
The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter will be presenting "Stephen Harper: The Musical, How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil" in Yellowknife on February 14. The chapter notes, "The one-man show is the production of James Gordon, a singer-songwriter with 40 albums to his credit over a thirty-year international career. James’ puppeteering and humourous...
January 29, 2015
ConocoPhillips fracking in the Northwest Territories last winter. CBC reports, "An N.W.T. group opposed to hydraulic fracturing is rallying support for a moratorium in the territory until all of the controversial practice's potential impacts are reviewed. Fracking Action North, a coalition of residents affiliated with the N.W.T. Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Ecology North, and...
January 29, 2015
The Council of Canadians Campbell River chapter and Timberline Earth Club will be hosting a public forum on LNG development and fracking on February 11 at the North Island College Theater at 1681 S. Dogwood St. The speakers at the forum will be Vancouver-based Council of Canadians organizer Leila Darwish and Dr. Eoin Finn. The Globe and Mail has reported, "Calgary-based Quicksilver wants to...

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