Despite a clear election promise to repeal undemocratic provisions in the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, the Trudeau government has failed to follow through. As a result, the Charter Challenge by the Canadian Federation of Students and the Council of Canadians, which seeks to remove those provisions will be heard this October, so it can be acted on before the October 2019 federal election.
The Council of Canadians is hosting a boat tour of the Lunenburg Harbour to highlight the potential impacts offshore drilling may have on fisheries, local economies, and communities.
The Council of Canadians is organizing a hard-hitting coastal speaking tour providing evidence of the serious risks of offshore drilling in the wake of the recent federal approval of up to seven BP exploratory wells off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.
Ottawa — Today, as the CPTPP (the so-called Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) is signed in Chile, many people around the world are protesting and calling out the irony that a socially destructive deal be signed on International Women’s Day.
Lunenburg, N.S. – The Offshore Alliance says a so-called 'public engagement exercise' by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) was totally inadequate and is happy to see it scrapped.
The Liberal government is expected to spend more on water protection in its budget on February 27. However, any increased spending is likely to be entirely cancelled out by the Trudeau government’s failure to commit to water protection...
With oil and gas exploration approved off the coast of Nova Scotia for this spring, the Council of Canadians is organizing a hard-hitting coastal speaking tour providing evidence of the serious risks offshore drilling presents to sustainable fisheries, tourism, clean water and our climate.
Ottawa – Last night, the New Zealand government released part of the text of the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) compelling the Canadian government to follow suit. But side letters containing key parts of the agreement remain secret. The Council of Canadians is available for comment on this development.
Vancouver, February 13: A public forum on NAFTA and Climate Change with Gordon Laxer, author of After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians and finalist for the 2016 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize.
Today, the Trudeau government tabled the long-awaited draft legislation for the Navigation Protection Act. Despite the government’s claim that all navigable waters are protected, the amendments leave the controversial schedule of lakes and rivers in place and do not include current projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline.