From Vancouver Island to the Atlantic coast, Council of Canadians chapters took to the streets this past weekend in support of residents of Wellington County and their fight to protect local water sources from bottled water giant Nestlé.
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students are delighted about changes to the Canada Elections Act proposed today by the federal government. If passed, it appears Bill C-33 would repeal the undemocratic elements of the so-called Fair Elections Act, which the organizations have campaigned against and challenged in court.
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on Bill C-33, introduced today. If passed, it appears that the bill would repeal undemocratic elements of the so-called Fair Elections Act, which the Council has campaigned against and challenged in court.
Multiple Cities – From Nanaimo, B.C. to Charlottetown, PEI, in big cities and small towns, thousands of people gathered and lit candles last night in opposition to the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.
Ottawa – C-30, the bill to implement the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), goes to the House of Commons for second reading today. The Council of Canadians accuses the Trudeau government of trying to rush the bill through Parliament before the holidays with input from only a select group of invited witnesses.
Ottawa – President-elect Donald Trump has now indicated that on “day one” of his presidency the United States will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but the Council of Canadians warns other so-called free trade agreements could take its place.
WHAT: Canada’s leading water expert Maude Barlow will be in Chilliwack on Monday, November 21, as part of a 14-city coast-to-coast tour to launch her new book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016).
Ottawa – After years of campaigning against the TPP, the Council of Canadians and its international partners hope they can soon celebrate the end of the corporate rights pact.
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on what the organization describes as the federal government’s attempt to use “hush money” to quiet legitimate concerns about the CETA.
The book launch will feature Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of Canada’s water crisis and book signing.