Chapter highlights

January 26, 2015
Stop Energy East HFX protest this afternoon. Council of Canadians organizer Tori Ball holds banner (second from the right). The Council of Canadians Halifax chapter and Stop the Energy East Pipeline - Halifax held a public forum outside the Halifax Central Library this afternoon to draw attention to the National Energy Board’s exclusionary and flawed review process. The Canadian Press reports...
January 26, 2015
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter, Fair Vote Guelph, Guelph Solar and the St. James Anglican Church social justice committee hosted a public forum yesterday. More than 100 people were there to hear the speakers and engage in a question-and-answer session. The Guelph Mercury reports, "The keynote speaker was social activist and English literature professor emeritus Michael Keefer, who's...
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...

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