Chapter highlights

January 25, 2015
The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter has issued a critical analysis of 'advocacy in the time of Harper'. Chapter member Alice de Wolff highlights numerous instances of federal and provincial legislation, as well as corporate actions, that are intended to stop or distract community opposition and local mobilization. She writes, "Several of these measures are explicitly intended to disrupt...
January 25, 2015
Fredericton chapter activist Mark D'Arcy writes, "There was a small victory [on Monday January 19] at Fredericton's Council-in-Committee meeting. ...The City of Fredericton has agreed to send a letter to TransCanada Pipelines Corp. asking for a public meeting for the residents of Fredericton." This is significant given TransCanada - the company behind the proposed 1.1 million barrels per day...
January 23, 2015
The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter has written a letter 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 silica would be mined about 50 kilometres west of Yellowknife for the purpose of fracking in the NWT and...
January 23, 2015
Participants at Monday's meeting. Photo by Leo Broderick. The Guardian reports, "A new citizens group [Don't Frack P.E.I] wants the provincial government to establish a permanent ban on fracking anywhere on the million-acre sandbar. ...There have been no fracking permits approved for P.E.I., but organizers say that could easily change with a knock on government’s door. ...It’s estimated up to...
January 21, 2015
The Chronicle-Herald now reports, "The county approved in principle last week a policy change that would prevent the future disposal of fracking waste water into the municipal sewer system. That policy will go to council for a vote by the end of this month. [Ramesh Ummat, the county’s chief administrative officer] said it’s a major reversal. ...The in-principle change to the policy is to be...

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