The Council of Canadians shares its support and solidarity with students today as tens of thousands ready to walk out of classrooms in Ontario in protest of Premier Doug Ford’s relentless and devastating education cuts.
Rayne Fisher-Quann, a 17 year-old student and activist, writes about the walkout today in the Toronto Star. We are sharing her inspiring words describing the intentions behind...
The Canadian Labour Congress’ Young Workers Department has just published a major new report on young Canadians and the reality of the precarious work they face with low wages, no security and few benefits. Titled Diving Without a Parachute, the report says Canada’s youth are diverse, adaptable and underemployed.
Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, says the report...
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students are delighted about changes to the Canada Elections Act proposed today by the federal government. If passed, it appears Bill C-33 would repeal the undemocratic elements of the so-called Fair Elections Act, which the organizations have campaigned against and challenged in court.
The Council of Canadians is thrilled to see the report today from Elections Canada showing a dramatic increase in youth voter turnout.
Five months ago, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow stated, "If we can get the issues out and get more people voting, we can get rid of Harper." Today, the Harper government has been soundly defeated having lost 67 seats last night.