(Halifax) – The Council of Canadians, Sierra Club of Canada, Solidarity Halifax, and individual treaty rights holders held a press conference today to condemn the Muskrat Falls hydro dam project, and to call for the release of three Inuit Elders who were arrested last week.
It is enormously disappointing to see that the Trudeau government is joining Donald Trump in pushing for Mexico to sign an energy proportionality clause in a renegotiated free-trade deal, similar to the one Canada signed and Mexico resisted in the first round.
President Donald Trump recently released U.S. goals for the renegotiation of NAFTA, saying the U.S. would target rules protecting Canadian culture from foreign investment. The Council of Canadians is calling on the Canadian government to stop this from happening.
Pablo Solón and Rafael Archondo, both vocal opponents of two hydroelectric projects in Bolivia, are facing four years imprisonment.
The Council of Canadians is condemning the Trudeau government’s response to the review on the Navigation Protection Act and its announcement that it will leave 99% of waterways unprotected in Canada. This move breaks the Liberal promise to restore protections lost when the Navigable Waters Protection Act was eliminated by the Harper government.
Well-known water justice activist Maude Barlow will be in Paris, Ontario tomorrow to draw attention to Ontario’s water crisis. This event is presented by the Concerned Citizens of Brant and the Council of Canadians.
Well-known water justice activist Maude Barlow will be in Hamilton on Thursday to draw attention to Ontario’s water crisis. The event is hosted by the Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, partnering with the Bay Area Restoration Council, Blue Dot, Democracy Probe International, Eco-Locke, Environment Hamilton, Hamilton 350, and the National Farmers Union (Local 351) for this event
Participants will march and picnic to highlight the importance of protecting water from tar sands pipelines, train cars, and export supertankers, in solidarity with the Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet People) and Mi’kmaq people, whose ancestral territories are threatened by the Energy East pipeline. All events are family friendly.
The Ontario government recently made regulatory changes to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act that open the door to fracking in Ontario.
Two stunning new reports have revealed that a significant number of doctors in Ontario have been engaged in an “illegal double-dipping practice” and regulators aren’t addressing the problem.