Calgary AB (Treaty 7 Territory) – Members of Climate Justice Edmonton and the Council of Canadians disrupted a $200-a-plate luncheon between Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Calgary business leaders on Tuesday to call out the government's decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline System and Expansion Project (TMEP).
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the Trudeau government’s announcement that it will buy the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 billion.
Toronto – The Council of Canadians released an Ontario Election report card today, rating the four main party platforms according to a “Key Election Issues” survey of Council supporters in Ontario.
WHAT: The Council of Canadians is hosting an emergency rally in response to Finance Minister Morneau’s announcement that the federal government is ready to use public money to indemnify the Kinder Morgan pipeline project.
In addition to speakers, there will be a visual of a large blank cheque to the Texas-based oil company.
Ottawa – With NAFTA negotiators missing the key deadline to come up with a deal, the Council of Canadians expressed relief that NAFTA renegotiation was not completed. The Council reiterates that now is the time for a major overhaul of the flawed deal.
A Council of Canadians online survey conducted between April 21 and May 9 received 3,892 responses from Ontario supporters of the social justice organization. The survey asked “Which issues are important to you and will inform how you will vote in the upcoming election?”
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The people of Labrador opposing Muskrat Falls, tired of having their voices ignored, are happy with the response for a day of action at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday May 7. Solidarity actions are happening in Halifax, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Goose Bay.
The Council of Canadians attempted to purchase ads critical of NAFTA in Reagan National Airport on the eve of talks on the deal in Washington on May 7. However the ad was refused by the airport’s ad managing firm Clear Channel after the airport “checked out” the Council’s website, according to an email from the agency. The ads can be viewed here.
While the Liberal party prepares for the next federal election, government lawyers are working hard to defend the voter suppression measures enacted by the Harper Government in the so-called Fair Elections Act.
As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists will be launched at a tele-press conference on Tuesday morning. The report has found that NAFTA’s existing regulations prevent Canada from reducing almost 1,500 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which would nix any chance Canada has of meeting its Paris...