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...
The political and economic climate in which Canada, Mexico and the United States began the NAFTA renegotiations in 2017 has deteriorated drastically in 2018, with Canada recently being effectively shut out.
“In spite of Canada saying this will be the most worker and environmentally friendly deal ever, the same corporate interests that triggered NAFTA 1.0 are the real power behind NAFTA 2.0,” says Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
Ottawa – As NAFTA talks head to the wire and the U.S. has demanded the end of cultural exemption, acclaimed Canadian novelist Susan Swan and Maude Barlow, Honorary Chair of the Council of Canadians, plead that Canada should not give in to last-minute U.S.
Ottawa – U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be now called the “U.S.–Mexico Trade Agreement” after shutting Canada out of negotiations for weeks. The Council of Canadians is concerned that this is a sign of an America-first, corporate-friendly deal to come. Changing the name to the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement will not...
In a letter sent to German Environment and Economy Ministers, a coalition of Canadian and German groups asked Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee process which would provide more than $4 billion US to Pieridae Energy Limited, a Calgary-based company.
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and...