The Council of Canadians is demanding that local governments stop their attacks on the Occupy movement. In Toronto, the organization is encouraging its members to join Occupy Toronto’s "Evict Rob Ford" rally and march this Saturday at 2 pm.
A ‘NO’ vote in Abbotsford referendum to set precedent for protecting public water services across Canada
The Council of Canadians is expressing its firm opposition to the federal government’s reopening of a rejected proposal for the Prosperity Mine in British Columbia, arguing the move violates the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN-recognized right to water.
Ottawa - The Council of Canadians and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are seeking intervener status in the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board’s legal challenge in defence of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) from a Canadian government bid to end the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk authority by August 1, 2012.
Last night, the Niagara-on-the-Lake town council unanimously passed a resolution calling for a province and nation-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and on the treatment of the wastewater by-products of hydraulic fracturing within the Great Lakes Basin.
New York City - The Council of Canadians and Food and Water Watch commend the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for stressing the urgent need for States to increase funding for the fulfilment of the human right to water and sanitation with a particular emphasis on meeting obligations towards the most marginalized and unserved segments of societ in her r
The Council of Canadians today sent a letter to all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urging them to ignore Canadian pressure when they are asked to vote, as early as December 2, on an important fuel quality policy that rightly lists all tar sands crude as more polluting than conventional oil.
As the marine shipping industry releases their report The Economic Impacts of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System 2010 today, the Council of Canadians is reaffirming their support for stringent regulations on ballast waters to prevent further spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes Basin.
Detroit, MI – Flow for Water, a coalition of several national and state organizations, Council of Canadians, and On the Commons are excited to announce participation in Great Lakes Week in Detroit from October 12 – 14.
The world-wide occupations seek to draw attention to the corporate control of our economy, and the resulting wealth inequalities, austerity measures, environmental harms, loss of democratic rights, and exclusion of popular voices.