About 20 people came together at the Sudbury South library branch last night to launch a local chapter of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest social activist group.
Topics of concern included housing issues, local tax revenues from mining companies, the privatization of seniors’ residences, daycare facilities and the potential impacts from the Ring of Fire development.
“I am thrilled to see a vibrant new chapter starting up in Sudbury,” says Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “We have over 60 volunteer chapters nationwide and they play a key role in both connecting us to local communities and directing our collective work.”
“Sudbury is full of people that want to contribute to their community and having a Council of Canadians chapter gives us a way to connect to each other and to work together on some of the larger issues we are all concerned about,” says Sudbury chapter activist André Clement. “There was a lot of energy in the room and we are really looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting started.”
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization advocating for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy.
The Council of Canadians is a registered non-profit organization and does not accept money from corporations or governments.
For more information:
André Clément, Sudbury chapter contact: 705-507-9326