Brussels – Members of the Trade Justice Network and Réseau québécois sur l’intégration continentale (RQIC), in Europe this week to monitor the 8th round of Canada-EU free trade negotiations, remain highly concerned the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will hurt Canadian jobs and public services.
Moncton, NB – Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, addressed the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly this morning, pledging her and her organization's full support for First Nations struggles for access to clean water and sanitation, which Canada and the provinces are now required by international law to provide as a human right for all peoples.
Campaigners will gather in Brussels Monday, July 11 at the start of the latest round of Canada-EU free trade negotiations, to call for the talks to be put on hold due to concerns that they will boost Europe’s involvement in Canada’s destructive tar sands industry.
The Council of Canadians is calling on government and industry to recognize the historic Watershed Declaration (link below) announced yesterday by the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI) saying that the declaration shows the wisdom and courage needed to preserve our planet for future generations.
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).