(Washington, D.C.) – The Council of Canadians, the Indigenous Environmental Network and Greenpeace Canada presented a letter addressed to Ambassador Gary Doer
(Ottawa and Toronto) MiningWatch Canada, Common Frontiers, the United Steelworkers (USW), and Council of Canadians welcome news of an RCMP raid on the Calgary office of Blackfire Exploration, the privately-held company whose barite mine in Chiapas, Mexico has been in the news since the November 2009 murder of anti-mining activist Mariano Abarca.
The Council of Canadians is warning the Harper government its short-lived public consultation on the proposed perimeter security and regulatory harmonization pacts with the United States is not a carte blanche to sign a deal that threatens the privacy, civil liberties and health of people living in Canada.
VANCOUVER - As hundreds of people continue to be arrested during protests against the Keystone XL Pipeline in Washington, DC a solidarity action is being planned in Burnaby against the Trans Mountain Pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan. The pipeline is being expanded to deliver larger volumes of tar sands crude oil to the Pacific Coast via oil tankers and was the site of a major spill in a Nort
(Toronto) — Canadian and U.S. environmental and civil society leaders today endorsed a call from the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace Canada for people in Canada to join a mass protest featuring a civil disobedience sit-in against the tar sands in Ottawa on September 26th.
The Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch are sounding the alarm over TransCanada’s speculation that the Keystone Pipeline could potentially be used for bulk water removals from the Ogallala aquifer.
New York – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Bolivian President Evo Morales will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today to commemorate the one year anniversary of the adoption by the UNGA of an historic resolution recognizing the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation.
The UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities, in co-operation with KIMO International (the international marine pollution local authority group), the Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) and the Council of Canadians, has developed a detailed briefing outlining the concerns of a large cross-section of Councils in the UK, Ireland, North America and Scandinavia (and a diverse c
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.