Chapter highlights

January 22, 2019
Late last year, the Alberta government made an exciting $40 million proposal to create a series of protected areas and parks in the area next to Jasper and Banff known as Bighorn Country. The plan would protect drinking water, mitigate the impacts of logging, fossil fuel extraction and mining, and ensure co-management with the Indigenous nations whose land it is on. It would also help complete...
January 18, 2019
With the recent news that MKI is holding off on their massive seismic project offshore Nova Scotia, and BP releasing ½ of their lease area, now is the perfect time to initiate a public inquiry into the offshore industry in the province. The beauty of South Shore Nova Scotia as captured by Robert van Waarden CBC reported last week that Multiklient Invest, a Norwegian engineering and...
January 18, 2019
The London Chapter held a successful anti-PEGIDA/yellow vests "Refugees Welcome Rally" at London City Hall on January 12. Council of Canadians chapters activists have been taking part in ongoing solidarity actions with Wet'suwet'en, joining the call “that the provincial and federal government uphold their responsibilities to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...
January 15, 2019
Protestors rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (Algonquin territory) against RCMP actions on January 7 on Wet'suwet'en territories. On January 7, 2019 militarized RCMP invaded and occupied unceded Wet'suwet'en territories and faced children and elders with heavy assault rifles following a court injunction granted to Coastal Gaslink (TransCanada). They were trying to forcibly clear a path for a...
January 15, 2019
Cameron Fioret, a PhD student at the University of Guelph and member of the Guelph chapter of the Council of Canadians, writes in a thought-provoking op-ed that “the advent of the commodification and privatization of water has resulted in strife and inequality amongst the most marginalized people in society.” Fioret goes on to say that “it is a widespread, pressing issue that will be exacerbated...

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