Ottawa – Today, after a request from the Belgian government, the European Court of Justice ruled that the investor court system (ICS) in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was compatible with European Union law. In response, the Council of Canadians is reminding the public that the debate is far from over and is urging the Canadian government to pull the...
The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) and the Council of Canadians are pleased with the federal government announcement today that it is banning offshore drilling in marine protected areas (MPAs). However, the groups are raising questions about whether the ban actually applies to current offshore drilling projects.
Our planet is choking on plastic waste! During Earth Week, learn more about the degradation of the planet caused by plastics and what we can all do about it at ‘Getting Beyond Single Use Plastic’ on April 27 in Campbell River.
[Sipekne’katik District] – In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine into the Sipekne’katik/ Shubenacadie River would be out of compliance with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) general prohibition on the release of...
Ottawa – Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) revealed that new intellectual property provisions in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) would cost Canadians as much as $169 million more per year for pharmaceutical drugs in the first year alone after they come into effect.
Last Friday — March 22, World Water Day — the city of Montreal became an official “Blue Community,” committing to protect public water as a human right and public trust. Montreal joins other Quebec Blue Communities Amqui, Danville, Nicolet, Rivière-du-Loup and Trois-Rivières. There are also 17 other towns and cities in Canada that have made this pledge.
“By becoming a Blue Community, Montreal has taken strong steps to address the global plastics crisis and ensure that its water services are, and will remain, a public trust. Montreal is now the largest municipality in Canada to become a Blue Community and is a leader in the fight to protect the human right to water. There are now more than 15 million people who live in Blue Community...
Ottawa, ON — The Council of Canadians was proud to stand with the land defenders leading a counter-rally to the #UnitedWeRoll convoy yesterday.
Edmonton, AB — In a decision released on Tuesday, the National Energy Board (NEB) rejected a motion supported by environmental groups, First Nations, municipal governments, and community groups to include climate impacts in its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX).
Edmonton, AB — The future of the Line 3 pipeline which runs from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin (passing through Saskatchewan and Manitoba) is once again in doubt. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that his administration will renew the state Department of Commerce’s appeal to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion project.