This morning, the European Parliament passed CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, one of many steps required to implement the controversial deal. The Council of Canadians, which spent years working against the deal both in the Europe and in Canada, is available for comment on this development.
FREDERICTON, NB – Last night Sackville town councillors passed a resolution brought forward by Mount Allison University students to oppose TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline proposal, making it the first municipality in New Brunswick to officially take a stand against the pipeline.
Today, the House of Commons voted to adopt C-30, the bill to implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in third reading. It did so without any public consultations or substantive economic analysis.
As Prime Minister Trudeau heads to Washington for closed-door meetings with U.S. President Trump, the Council of Canadians and thousands of its supporters are urging the Prime Minister not to pursue a backroom deal on NAFTA.
The National Energy Board (NEB) “Modernization” process should be suspended immediately in light of new conflicts of interest, says the Council of Canadians in a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr this morning.
The federal government will not meet its commitment to end all drinking water advisories affecting First Nations communities by 2020 without significant changes to current processes, according to a new report, Glass half empty? Year 1 progress toward resolving drinking water advisories in nine First Nations in Ontario.
The Trudeau government’s broken electoral reform promise raises concerns about whether the government will undo the worst elements of the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, says the Council of Canadians.
“We are delivering a Star Wars themed letter to tell the Prime Minister that he can be a force for good by protecting lakes and rivers and investing in renewable energy,” said prairies regional organizer Brigette DePape.
Today, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that gave Keystone XL a presidential approval.
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today to launch the renegotiation of NAFTA, having already signed one to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As an organization formed in response to the first free trade agreement with the U.S., the Council of Canadians is available for comment.