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.
The Council of Canadians is calling on all donors to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to boycott the party and refuse to give it any more money.
The Kingston launch of two new books on November 13 will include a discussion on how corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada and the US.
The Picton book launch for Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service on November 14 will include a discussion on how corporatization of water has transformed water management in Canada.
The Montreal book launch for Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service on October 29 will include a discussion on how corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada.
Ottawa – The controversial CPTPP has been rushed through three Parliamentary readings in just two days, leaving Canada’s Senate as the only possible hope for a full and proper review of the deal and its impacts on Canadians. The Council of Canadians is now urging the Senate to require this independent review.
Ottawa — Yesterday afternoon, the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or the slightly reformed Trans-Pacific Partnership – passed third reading after very limited debate in the House of Commons. It passed by 236 to 44 votes with the Conservatives and Liberals voting for and the NDP, Greens, and Bloc Québécois voting against.
Water advocates Emma Lui and Waasekom (Edward George) will be in London, Ontario on Wednesday to discuss water crises in the Great Lakes Basin and beyond at the event, What do water, the Great Lakes and the election have in common?