December 13, 2018
As the 193 countries currently participating in the UN climate change conference in Poland struggle to draft a survival plan for life on Earth, the Offshore Alliance is calling for the newly advertized offshore oil and gas leases surrounding Sable Island National Park Reserve to be cancelled.
The Council of Canadians released polling results today indicating that 82% of Ontario residents want the provincial government to permanently stop issuing permits for extracting groundwater to sell as bottled water.
The Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students are celebrating Bill C-76 passing in the Senate as a win for Democracy.
Yesterday, the Council of Canadians’ Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow presented at the official Nobel Week Dialogue events in Stockholm on the theme of Water Matters. Barlow was a keynote speaker and moderated a panel on taking action to protect water. Video is available here.
The Council of Canadians’ Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow will be in Stockholm this Sunday for Water Matters, as part of the official Nobel Week programme.
OTTAWA – The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (UMSCA) is an incomplete agreement with glaring points of contention and should not be signed in its current form by the Trudeau government, the Council of Canadians says.
OTTAWA - The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (UMSCA) is an incomplete agreement with glaring points of contention and should not be signed in its current form by the Trudeau government, the Council of Canadians says.
“This is an agreement with major implications, not a grocery list written on a napkin, “ said Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “With lawyers...
Ottawa – Following GM’s announcement that it plans to close its Oshawa plant, The Council of Canadians expressed solidarity with Unifor’s fight to reverse the decision. It is successive free trade agreements, such as NAFTA, which have contributed to the decline of autoworker jobs in Canada, says the Council.
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – News of BP Canada’s dry well offshore Nova Scotia is an opportunity for change, according to the Offshore Alliance, a coalition representing fishermen, environmental groups, and coastal communities. But that’s not the end of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia – BP has permission to drill six more wells, and Equinor (formerly StatOil) is planning seismic blasting in waters...
Taking place on November 22 in Wakefield, the upcoming launch of Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service, will feature a discussion on how corporatization has transformed water management, the National Energy Board and pipeline regulation in Canada.