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).
In a letter dated June 13, 2011, Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians urges Swedish Minster of the Environment Andreas Carlgren to intervene and revoke Studsvik’s permit to transport the radioactive shipment.
The Council of Canadians rejects the revised Prosperity Mine plan submitted by Taseko Mines Ltd to both the British Columbia and federal government on Tuesday. Although the B.C.-based mining company claims that the revised plan preserves Fish Lake, the plan still threatens Little Fish Lake and Fish Creek which are connected to Fish Lake.
Ottawa – This morning, the European Parliament raised serious concerns about the Canada-EU free trade negotiations, including its effect on tar sands development, GMOs, the Green Energy Act and public services.
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.