In what can only be described as an epic failure, the European Union has failed to reach consensus on signing Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and there will be no signing ceremony on Thursday, October 27. Once promoted as “inevitable,” CETA has become “impossible” in its current form.
Major negotiations on CETA to break a deadlock with the Belgian region of Wallonia have failed, and an upcoming summit on the deal is now unlikely to take place. The Council of Canadians is available for comment on these significant developments, which are a virtual death blow to the agreement.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to use its powers under the Expropriations Act to return the Middlebrook well to the local community by buying it from Nestlé.
Universal pharmacare should be a core part of the next Health Accord, according to a new report from the Council of Canadians. The report comes as the federal, provincial and territorial health ministers are meeting today to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to implement a full moratorium on bottled water takings in order to have an effective plan to protect the right to water in the province. The Ontario government posted proposed changes to the water-taking process for a 45-day comment period on the Environmental Registry website yesterday.
The Council of Canadians says a NAFTA tribunal decision to penalize Canada over a green energy policies in Ontario underscores why there is growing opposition to the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on both sides of the Atlantic.
Civil society groups worldwide that support Salvadoran communities and organizations working on mining and environmental issues reacted to today’s decision by the ICSID.
José Bové – farmer, anti-globalization activist, and Member of European Parliament – has been denied entry to Canada. Bové was scheduled to speak in St. John's at Groundswell 2016 on Friday, following a public forum against CETA (the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) in Montreal last night. The Council of Canadians is asking whether there was political interference with his...
Following intense public pressure, the decision to expel José Bové from Canada has been reversed. Many questions remain about why Bové was to be expelled in the first place and how that decision was reached.
In the wake of the provincial government’s announcement on its “Way Forward” plan, Groundswell 2016 will take place in St. John’s this weekend. The conference will challenge the NL government’s plans for more public spending cuts and expansion of fossil fuel extraction, as outlined in Premier Ball’s recent announcement.