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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...
February 12, 2015
TransAqua, the new name for the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, is considering a public-private partnership (P3) for its sewage treatment system in the communities of Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe. The Times & Transcript reports, "The federal government has mandated that the waste waters that it, and facilities like it, discharge must meet new standards by 2020. TransAqua has conducted...
February 12, 2015
The Council of Canadians Campbell River chapter held a public forum last night on the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) agenda and fracking in British Columbia.  About 80 people attended the forum that was co-sponsored with the Timberline Earth Club. The gathering featured ‎Council of Canadians organizer Leila Darwish and Dr. Eoin Finn as keynote speakers.  In addition, Darwish spoke to 290 students...
February 10, 2015
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow with the NWT chapter in Yellowknife. The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter continues to press for a moratorium on fracking with a second petition. My Yellowknife Now reports, "A group named Fracking Action North wants hydraulic fracturing in the NWT to be postponed until an environmental review is completed." "This isn’t the first...
February 9, 2015
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter supports the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. In a letter to the editor published in the Hamilton Spectator, chapter activist Kathie Clark writes, "The Council of Canadians (canadians.org) is adding its voice to the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada. ...The families of...

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