More than 200 people risked arrest on Parliament Hill today in the largest climate-related civil disobedience action in Canadian history. Over 100 participants were released with a trespassing ticket.
Ottawa – Canada and the United States are close to agreeing on a joint policing program that could give US security agencies substantial control of their northern border while deputizing US police agents in Canada.
(Ottawa) – Nine Canadian celebrities have added their support for a mass act of civil disobedience in Ottawa on September 26 protesting the tar sands industry and pushing for a clean, green energy future that honours Indigenous rights and prioritizes the health of the environment and communities.
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians is urging the federal government to let the Canada-US government procurement agreement expire as planned later this month. The Council is calling on the government to follow US President Obama's lead by increasing funding to municipal infrastructure while attaching 'Buy Canadian' conditions to it.
The Council of Canadians is congratulating Tiny Township for becoming Ontario’s first Blue Community.
Inverness County in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia plans to sell municipally treated drinking water to oil and gas company Petroworth Resources for exploratory drilling near Lake Ainslie, according to information obtained by the Inverness chapter of the Council of Canadians through an access to information request.
The Council of Canadians joins Rights Action and the community of San Miguel Ixtahuacan in calling for the immediate closure of Goldcorp’s controversial Marlin Mine in Guatemala.
Tomorrow, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be visiting the controversial Canadian-owned Marlin mine in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán, which is located about 300 kilometres north of Guatemala City.
“Community activists have risked their lives to protect their water from depletion and the discharge of toxic tailings,” says Maude Barlow.
Barlow calls MOE announcement on proposed mega-quarry a good start
The Council of Canadians welcomes the announcement by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment John Wilkinson that a proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon Township will be subject to an Environmental Assessment.
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians hopes the appointment of Angelo Persichilli to lead Prime Minister Harper's communications staff is a sign the government will take a strong stand against unreasonable patent extension demands by the EU in ongoing free trade negotiations with Canada.