This afternoon in advance of the start of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities fall conference in Halifax, several south shore and west nova municipalities gathered to call on the Federal and Provincial governments to initiate a public inquiry into offshore drilling.
On November 6, Los Angeles will become the first major city in the United States to earn the designation of “Blue Community” – a bold move that will keep water protected from privatization. The Council of Canadians has been working with communities across Canada and internationally to pressure municipalities to commit to the Blue Communities principles.
Following the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Fall Conference, the Council of Canadians, the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, the Clean Ocean Action Committee and the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, are holding a public event about the fight against offshore drilling in Canada and in the coastal United States.
November 1st 2019
Twelve NS municipal governments call for offshore drilling inquiry
Yesterday, millions of voters went to the polls and elected a Liberal minority government, shifting the balance of power across the country. This represents a major change in Ottawa not seen since the 2011 election, and puts the future of the country in the hands of the Canadian public, who now have the power to impact the agenda in Ottawa like never before.
Resolution targets commercial bottling following more than 1400% increase in water bottle exports from B.C. to the U.S. in last decade.
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