Chapter highlights

September 14, 2018
By Lin Grist Audience members at Aquifers Under Siege - What happens when the wells run dry? The Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians hosted a talk by water warrior Maude Barlow on September 12, with the help of local groups GET (Guelph Eramosa Township) Concerned and Wellington Water Watchers. The event brought together people and organizations working on water issues in our watershed.  We...
September 14, 2018
New Brunswick is in the midst of a provincial election, and chapters have been mobilizing in their communities to get people engaged in the issues and calling on their candidates be clear on their stance regarding fracking, glyphosate spraying, democracy and many other issues. Wednesday night, the Fredericton chapter of the Council of Canadians hosted an all-candidates debate in the riding of...
September 13, 2018
Yesterday evening over 1000 people gathered for a rally at City Hall to push back against Ford's abuse of power and undermining of democracy and to build the collective power we will need to win.  Council organizers unfurled a giant copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms with a letter calling on Attorney General Caroline Mulroney to stand up to Ford's attempts to overrule the courts...
September 13, 2018
Over the summer, the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) – a project of the South Shore chapter of the Council of Canadians – engaged with 18 coastal municipal councils in the southwestern region of Nova Scotia to propose they send letters to the province calling for a public inquiry into offshore drilling. The Town of Shelburne was the first to pick up on this request and call for a...
September 10, 2018
(Photo from 350.org, San Francisco Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice march) On Sept 8th over 250,000 people joined 900 events, in 95 countries, demanding real action on climate, towards a fossil fuel free future. Watch this inspiring video compilation from 350.org. In San Francisco alone over 30,000 people marched for climate, jobs and justice, led by Indigenous Peoples. The Council of...

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