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
Halifax, NS – Municipal councillors from across the country arrived in Halifax today for the annual general meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and the Council of Canadians was there to greet them.
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians is disturbed by preliminary accounts of a settlement between the Government of Canada and Dow Agrosciences in the firm’s NAFTA challenge to Quebec’s cosmetic pesticide ban.
Ottawa - The Council of Canadians is releasing a new report today called Leaky Exports: A portrait of the virtual water trade in Canada.
Ottawa - An 18,549 kilometre walk to protect the water of the great lakes is passing through Ottawa this weekend. Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui, who read a statement of solidarity from Council chair Maude Barlow today, will be joining the walk through Ottawa tomorrow.
Wikileaks gives a taste of what perimeter security will mean for Canada
Toronto – Canada must stop indiscriminately sharing information on people within its borders with United States security agencies and immediately adopt strict accountability measures for information-sharing recommended by the Arar Commission, says the Council of Canadians.
Ottawa - 139 civil society organizations from 52 countries have sent a joint letter to UN missions opposing the increasingly widespread lobbying of the United Nations by transnational water corporations.
The Council of Canadians is warning of the risks from a proposed nuclear waste repository on Lake Huron. The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted a proposal for a deep geologic disposal facility on the Bruce Nuclear site in Kincardine, Ontario. The facility will be 680 metres underground and only one mile away from Lake Huron.
(Ottawa) Protests and violent police reaction erupted across Chile on Monday following the approval of two unpopular and potentially devastating dams by a presidentially appointed commission. Police fired water cannons and tear gas at the largely peaceful protests and arrested as many as 100 protesters, including Sara Larraín, the internationally renowned director of environmental group Chile