Leading environmental organizations, Indigenous nations and prominent people in Canada are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government to restore protection for 99% of all lakes and rivers in Canada.
NAFTA renegotiations continue today in Arlington, Virginia. To shed light on the issues, the Council of Canadians today released Getting It Right: A People’s Guide to NAFTA, by Maude Barlow, its honorary chairperson and veteran NAFTA critic. It explains in plain language what’s at stake in the deal for our jobs, our environment, and our democracies.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and long-time water warrior, plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse and opponents of the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project to hear their story and to show solidarity with their struggle. Water protectors have been camped out at the Alton Gas gates to block the company from accessing its work site for almost...
Chatham, ON – The Council of Canadians is condemning Samsung Energy for filing a million dollar plus statement of claim against Chatham area residents who blocked construction at one of 34 wind turbines the company is erecting as part of its North Kent One* wind power project.
Sixteen water protector groups along with local residents, Indigenous representatives and activists attended the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons in Flint this past weekend.
The Council has been organizing to stop Energy East since the first day it was announced. The opposition of communities and organizations has played a decisive role in halting the controversial project.
“Today is a great day for the climate and the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who stood up to Energy East and its risks to our land, water and communities,” said Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, Council of Canadians.
FLINT, MICHIGAN – On September 29 and 30, 2017, residents from across Michigan, Ontario, Canada, and Indigenous communities will gather for a two-day summit to address Nestlé’s bottled water takings and the water crises in Flint, Detroit, and Indigenous communities.
Chatham, ON – Thirteen Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints following the start of construction on a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop on the project immediately.
Leading environmental, climate, health, labour and faith organizations are releasing an open statement today on NAFTA, environment and climate. The open letter is signed by more than 30 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people.