The Council of Canadians is calling on the Wynne government to ban bottled water takings in Ontario, rather than simply increase water taking fees for the bottled water industry.
Participants will march to highlight the importance of protecting water from tar sands pipelines, train cars, and export supertankers, in solidarity with the Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet People) and Mi’kmaq people, whose ancestral territories are threatened by the Energy East pipeline. All events are family friendly.
This week, two yoga teachers, Chicago-based Amber Cook and San Francisco-based Diana Oppenheim, have embarked on a 900 mile month-long Bike for Clean Water trip from Seattle to San Francisco, raising funds and awareness for the global water justice project, the Blue Planet Project.
Toronto – The Kinder Morgan initial public offering (IPO) to fund the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is set to close tomorrow, but the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) remains silent despite receiving over 8000 letters from people across Canada saying it would be too risky and irresponsible to invest in the controversial project.
In the past six months there have been three huge fish mortality crises on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy. One is happening right now.
Council of Canadians chapters across the country are taking part in a day of action on May 27 to lobby Liberal MPs on pharmacare. A recent poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians poll shows 91% of Canadians want the Liberal government to a implement a pharmacare plan.
A coalition of civil society groups will hold their own talks in Mexico City from May 26-28 to challenge the private NAFTA renegotiation meetings that Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is taking part in there.
Ottawa — As the trade ministers of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries meet in Hanoi, Vietnam May 20th and 21st, outside of the APEC meeting, the Council of Canadians will be available for comment throughout the weekend on this deal.
Prominent public health, advocacy and professional organisations have called on trade ministers from eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries not to attempt to resurrect the deal at their meeting in Hanoi tomorrow.
U.S. President Donald Trump formally gave notice to U.S. Congress to renegotiate NAFTA today setting up a 90-day period before negotiations start. The Council of Canadians, the organization that first campaigned against NAFTA, says that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must hold the line on NAFTA negotiations, ensuring that renegotiations benefit people and the planet.