On Wednesday, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will go before the French National Assembly for ratification. We,over 40 civil society groups and well-known individuals, submit this joint letter asking French politicians to oppose the ratification of CETA.
Ottawa – At its Annual Members Meeting this past weekend, the membership of the Council of Canadians elected John Cartwright, longtime Labour Leader and current President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, as its new Chairperson.
Ontario – The Council of Canadians, Food & Water Watch, FLOW and Oil and Water Don’t Mix welcome the lawsuits filed today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to block plans by Enbridge Inc to build a new tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac and shut down the existing 66-year-old pipelines. The Line 5 pipeline poses immediate and immense risk of catastrophic harm to the Great Lakes waters,...
Council of Canadians votes unanimously to call for RCMP Civilian Complaint Report to be released immediately
The Council of Canadians is launching a campaign to win local Green New Deals in municipalities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Less than 24 hours after declaring a climate emergency the government has approved the climate-killing Trans Mountain pipeline. Today’s decision is proof the government is just pretending to care about climate change, according to the Council of Canadians.
Ottawa — The new NAFTA, officially known as CUSMA just cleared a major step on the path to ratification as it started second reading in the House of Commons. But Canadians and Americans alike will already start to see the impacts where it counts— the dinner table, according to trade watchdogs and farmers on both sides of the Canada-US border.
Canada continues to engage in negotiations with the right-wing extremist Bolsonaro government of Brazil, as part of the Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement talks. We have outlined these concerns in the following letter submitted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and International Trade Minister Jim Carr:
As the Canadian United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is slated to be debated in second reading this morning on the floor of the House of Commons, the Council of Canadians reiterates that the government is approving an incomplete agreement which has yet to be improved by U.S. Democrats.
Ottawa – On the eve of Canada potentially ratifying the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Liberal cabinet deciding the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline, a new report reveals that not only is this pipeline a dubious economic investment with disastrous environmental consequences, but it will be specially protected by the new NAFTA.