Chapter highlights

October 25, 2018
I saw “Save Our Water” signs and blue ribbons tied on trees and porches throughout the community of Elora when I visited last week. The Blue Ribbon campaign was launched by local groups Save Our Water and Wellington Water Watchers as a way for residents to show their opposition to Nestlé’s bottled water takings and their collective goal to protect water for current and future generations. Two...
October 16, 2018
Tomorrow (October 17), is the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day has been observed annually every year since 1993 to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide. To mark the day, the Council of Canadians Hamilton Chapter, along with a number of partnering organizations, is hosting a Forum on Poverty and Inequality in Hamilton. Participants...
October 14, 2018
Members of the Fredericton Chapter at the proposed Sisson Mine site in New Brunswick. Once again this week, Council of Canadians Chapters were active in communities across the country, hosting events and coordinating actions in the name of democracy, social and environmental justice, and Indigenous solidarity. Here are some highlights:   Democracy The Ottawa Chapter co-hosted an All Candidates...
October 5, 2018
Paddlers in Lower Prospect, NS, protest against offshore drilling. Photo by Chelsea Fougere. It was another great week for chapter activists, who kept up the fight for social justice across the country.   Democracy The Guelph Chapter continued their "GET OUT AND VOTE" campaign for the upcoming municipal elections. The London Chapter published a series of three questions for candidates on...
October 1, 2018
Public forum on the TransCanada's Energy East project at Dalhousie University, Sunday October 26, 2014. - Tim Krochak Op-ed published in The Chronicle Herald, October 1, 2018 This week, the Maritimes Energy Association will host its Core energy conference on Canada’s East Coast energy future. Unfortunately, far too much of the conference will focus on the energy of the past. This summer’s...

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