WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 125 organizations representing 120-plus countries sent a letter to G-20 finance ministers today calling on them to take immediate action to remedy existing World Trade Organization (WTO) financial services rules and those being proposed in the WTO Doha Round that could undermine financial reregulation efforts worldwide.
Ottawa -- In a further contempt of Parliament, the Harper government is continuing free trade negotiations with the European Union this week despite a federal election being fought, partly, on economic policy.
Ottawa – The Canadian government should stop lobbying the European Parliament and European Commission to weaken a popular EU climate measure aimed at reducing the carbon content of transportation fuels, say Canadian civil society groups in a letter sent to Harper government officials today.
Halifax, NS - Atlantic Council of Canadians chapter delegates, at a meeting this past weekend in Tatamagouche, united in concern with the proposed drilling in the “Old Harry” area of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians is encouraged the federal and provincial governments have postponed an exchange of offers with the European Union before a seventh round of Canada-EU free trade negotiations next week.
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians deplores the continued lobbying of the Harper government against popular and effective European Union climate policy.
Canadian taxpayer dollars slated for fighter jets demonstrates Harper is “not” here for Canadian interests or the environment, says the Council of Canadians.
“For the cost of 10 fighter jets, the Canadian government could power a million homes on green electricity,” says Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner with the Council of Canadians.
Halifax – The people of Nova Scotia should reject Stephen Harper's false promises on free trade with the European Union in light of a new report showing the agreement would add only $6 billion to Canada's GDP
Ottawa – A seventh round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations, set for April 11-15 in Ottawa, should be put on hold until a new federal government has been elected, says the Council of Canadians. The organization is also calling on provincial and territorial governments to use this pause in the negotiations to consult publicly on what, if anything, should be put on the table.