Chapters this Week!

The Council of Canadians Montreal chapter joined a protest on September 8 calling on Desjardins Credit Union to not invest in tar sands pipelines, including the Energy East pipeline. The credit union already has a $145 million investment in the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. The credit union is expected to make its decision by September 29.

Council of Canadians chapters take action for social, economic and environmental justice. Here is a snapshot of some of their recent activities:

Climate
1- Hamilton, South Niagara & Guelph chapters join with allies to protest Line 10 pipeline
2- Chilliwack chapter at massive march in Vancouver vs Kinder Morgan pipeline
3- Montreal chapter calls on Desjardins credit union to divest from tar sands pipelines
4- Victoria chapter endorses letter to Trudeau backing climate-friendly transportation investments
5- Winnipeg chapter activist in Ottawa for Climate Action Network's ClimaCon convergence, Sept. 27

Trade
6- Saint John chapter writes their Liberal MP with NAFTA demands
7- Montreal chapter attends NAFTA consultation held by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
8- Northumberland chapter defends supply management in Northumberland Today op-ed
9- Northumberland chapter to send letter on NAFTA to Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland
10- Northumberland chapter to meet with Liberal MP Kim Rudd on NAFTA, Oct. 10

Health
11- Campbell River chapter celebrates Vancouver Island Health Authority decision against hospital parking lot fees
12- Red Deer chapter to hold forum on medicare and electoral reform, Sept. 16
13- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter disappointed by Health Canada's response to concerns about for-profit plasma clinics

Water
14- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter urges federal action on Navigable Waters Protection Act
15- South Shore chapter at Block (Alton Gas) Party
16- Mid-Island chapter to join 'from pipelines to dams' webinar, Sept. 20
17- Montreal chapter to attend Eau Secours! 20th anniversary celebration, Oct. 27

Democracy
18- Kamloops chapter to hold forum on proportional representation, Sept. 19

More!
19- Chapters celebrate 18 wins so far this year
20- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter hosts public forum on the 'Corporate Capture of Education'
21- Kelowna chapter at protest outside federal Liberal caucus meeting
22- Chilliwack chapter at Vancouver protest against open-pen salmon farms
23- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter launches e-petition in support of postal banking
24- Brandon-Westman chapter sets up social action information table at Brandon University
25- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to call on local grocery stores not to sell genetically modified salmon
26- Pacific region chapters to gather for regional meeting, Sept. 15-17
27- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter fills bus for Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow, Sept. 16
28- Powell River chapter to meet with NDP MLA Nicholas Simons to advance community vision, Sept. 17
29- South Shore chapter to hold public forum on the right to a healthy environment, Sept. 19
30- London chapter to hold 'How Can You Contribute to a Culture of Peace?' public forum, Sept. 20
31- Comox Valley chapter to host Joyce Neslon talk on "the neoliberal economic playbook", Sept. 27
32- Victoria, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Powell River, Delta-Richmond & Chilliwack chapter to host Joyce Nelson book tour events

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