OTTAWA – Prominent scientists, environmentalists and groups issued a statement addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper today decrying cuts to Environment Canada and the impact they will have on Canada’s freshwater sources.
In an historic vote last night by Victoria City Council, the capital of British Columbia became Canada’s second Blue Community.
Ottawa – Eleven veteran environmentalists on both sides of the border – including Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow – have called for demonstrations outside the White House later this summer to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta.
Ottawa – As the first anniversary of the UN General Assembly's historic recognition of the human right to water and sanitation draws near, the Council of Canadians is releasing a new report today by chairperson Maude Barlow, titled Our Right to Water: A People’s Guide to Implementing the United Nations’ Recognition of the Right to Water and Sanitation.
Yet another anti-mining activist has been murdered in El Salvador. Canadian civil society organizations are calling for a full investigation into the murder of Juan Francisco Durán Ayala, the fourth such death in two years that local organizations believe are linked to the presence of Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining in the department of Cabañas.
Ottawa - Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow met with the European Union ambassador to Canada, Matthias Brinkmann, and 25 European member country ambassadors today at the EU delegation office in Ottawa. Barlow raised concerns – shared by numerous groups in Canada and Europe – about the proposed Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
In a letter dated June 13, 2011, Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians urges Swedish Minster of the Environment Andreas Carlgren to intervene and revoke Studsvik’s permit to transport the radioactive shipment.
The Council of Canadians rejects the revised Prosperity Mine plan submitted by Taseko Mines Ltd to both the British Columbia and federal government on Tuesday. Although the B.C.-based mining company claims that the revised plan preserves Fish Lake, the plan still threatens Little Fish Lake and Fish Creek which are connected to Fish Lake.
Ottawa – This morning, the European Parliament raised serious concerns about the Canada-EU free trade negotiations, including its effect on tar sands development, GMOs, the Green Energy Act and public services.
Montreal – The Council of Canadians joined a rally this morning outside the annual Conference of Montreal to protest the elite gathering, the Charest government’s economic policies, and the province’s leadership role in pushing a sweeping free trade agreement with the European Union which could radically transform the Canadian economy in ways that harm social services, the environment and the p