With the next round of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations set for Montréal from January 23rd to 27th 2018, it is important for organized labor, environmentalists, family farmer groups, and other civil society organizations to show their united opposition to corporate trade deals as we did in our efforts to defeat the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas in the 1990s.
Aberfoyle, Ontario – Today at approximately 12:15 p.m. ET, international bottled water giant Nestlé is expected to extract the one billionth litre of water from their Aberfoyle well since the Permit to Take Water from that location expired on July 31, 2016.
Ottawa/Toronto – Three Canadian organizations, MiningWatch Canada, Council of Canadians, and Common Frontiers have written to Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, calling on the Canadian government to respond to any forthcoming requests from Costa Rica’s new Attorney General, Emilia Navas, in a complete and timely manner.
WHAT: Elizabeth May plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project on Friday, November 24 to express solidarity and to participate in a water ceremony. May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and a long time environmental advocate. There will be an opportunity for photos and interviews.
KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - National groups are reacting to the announcement made by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball releasing the terms of reference for the inquiry into the “boondoggle” that is the Muskrat Falls project.
The Council of Canadians responds to the recent decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to reject TransCanada’s preferred route for the Keystone XL pipeline, granting instead a conditional approval along a different route:
News reports are suggesting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not turn up for a crucial leaders meeting, on the margins of the APEC summit in Vietnam, to discuss the TPP, leaving the talks in limbo.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the federal and B.C. provincial governments to intervene and prevent Marine Harvest from removing First Nation observers from their Atlantic salmon farms In the Broughton Archipelago.
Ottawa — As the remaining 11 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reportedly reached a deal, the Council of Canadians says that there are many important questions unanswered.
VANCOUVER – A promised “review” of natural gas industry fracking operations should be broadened to a full Public Inquiry that examines all aspects of the dangerous gas extraction technique, says a coalition of community, First Nation and environmental organizations.