Council of Canadians respond to 2019 election outcome

October 22, 2019
Media Availability

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.

During the election, over 100,000 Council of Canadians supporters pushed for action in their communities to support a Green New Deal and to protect Canada’s water from export and privatization. In the coming term, we are positioned to tackle Canada’s response to the climate crisis, to protect our public services from privatization, and to push for the creation of a national pharmacare program.

What: Media availability, by request, to provide comment on the outcome of the election.
When: October 22, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

Who:

Molly Kane, Executive Director, Council of Canadians
Molly Kane has over 35 years of experience in social, economic and environmental justice. Molly Kane is fluent in French and English and is located in Ottawa.

John Cartwright, Chairperson, Council of Canadians
John Cartwright was elected Chairperson of the Council of Canadians in 2019. He is the President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, and is a carpenter by trade. John Cartwright is located in Toronto.

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To arrange interviews

Ravi Joshi, Director of Communications
Council of Canadians
rjoshi@canadians.org
647-833-5836

Victoria Marshall, Communications Officer
Council of Canadians
vmarshall@canadians.org
647-242-3392

About the Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians is an independent, non-partisan social action organization with a network of 60 chapters and over 100,000 active supporters across the country. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. We educate and empower people to hold our governments and corporations accountable.

We believe a better Canada and a fairer world are possible. Together, we turn that belief into action.

The Council of Canadians is a registered non-profit organization and does not accept money from corporations or governments.

We are the balance of power