Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts
Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia – More than 50 people set out from Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect today to defend their communities, the lobster fishery, and the coastally-dependent tourism industry from the risks of offshore drilling.
Mahone Bay & Lower Prospect: Two non-motorized paddling flotillas raising awareness about BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia, hosted by local outfitters and activists.
Fort McMurray, AB – The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor today in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine. The hearings began last week on what would be the largest ever tar sands mine, if built.
Ahead of a major conference on ‘Canada’s East Coast energy future’, new polling indicates slightly more Nova Scotians are likely to oppose than support BP drilling offshore Nova Scotia.
OTTAWA — In response to the new NAFTA deal revealed last night, now called the USMCA free trade agreement, the Council of Canadians says that while Chapter 11 (the investor state dispute settlement provision) has changed, the agreement is still far away from a deal that protects people and the environment.
The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor next week in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine.
Lunenburg – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is holding another “information session” for western NS municipal councillors in Yarmouth this week. Why? To defend its decision to give BP a green light to continue drilling at unprecedented depths in the stormy waters along the Scotian Shelf.
A series of events is planned from October 2-4 responding to the Maritime Energy Association’s Core conference on Canada’s East Coast energy future.
The Council of Canadians is calling Progressive Conservative donors across Ontario to ask them to boycott the party over anti-democratic actions.
Ottawa – Today, as the House of Commons resumes, the implementation of the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be the second bill on the House of Common’s agenda. With a few changes, this is the same Trans Pacific Partnership agreement which 99 per cent of those writing to Global Affairs opposed, and hundreds of thousands of Canadians...