Groundswell 2018, taking place June 22-23, will highlight the power of communities in Ottawa, throughout Ontario, and across Canada to challenge the Trudeau government on its growing list of broken promises.
PM meets resistance to pipeline bail out from coast to coast
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – A piercing whistle interrupted Justin Trudeau’s speech at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Halifax on Friday.
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.