Today, the Council of Canadians’ Water Campaigner Emma Lui called on the federal government to restore and enhance protections for every lake and every river at the last day of the Standing Committee meetings on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
The proposal from a Senate committee to extend the controversial Energy East pipeline through Nova Scotia is a shell game to save the Energy East pipeline, but makes no sense from an environmental and climate change perspective, says the Council of Canadians.
The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Nova Scotia teachers and their constitutional right to a fair collective bargaining process.
Ottawa, ON – Council of Canadians Energy and Climate Campaigner Daniel Cayley-Daoust had this to say about today’s pipeline announcement:
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 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.
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.
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.