Chapters this Week!

The Vancouver-Burnaby chapter was outside the Law Courts on April 8 to rally for public health care as Dr. Brian Day's Charter challenge against a provincial ban on the purchase of private insurance for medically necessary services covered by our public system continues.

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Climate
1- Victoria chapter at Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Indigenous allies' blockade of Kinder Morgan terminal on Burnaby Mountain
2- South Shore chapter activist Marion Moore speaks at 'unwelcoming party' outside BP office in Halifax
3- Victoria chapter tweets our online petition calling on BC Premier and environment minister to stay strong on opposition to Kinder Morgan
4- Comox Valley chapter tweets our online petition calling on Trudeau to back off on Kinder Morgan and respect Indigenous rights
5- Montreal chapter one of 40+ groups in Quebec to call on Trudeau to oppose Kinder Morgan
6- Montreal chapter tells Marc Garneau town hall that 40+ Quebec groups oppose the Kinder Morgan pipeline
7- Kamloops chapter tweets constitutional argument that Canada, Alberta can't steamroller BC on Kinder Morgan
8- Victoria chapter tweets Grand Chiefs' op-ed against Kinder Morgan pipeline
9- North Shore chapter tweets Kinder Morgan and subsidiaries responsible for 180 spills, evacuations, explosions and fire from 2003-2014
10- Hamilton chapter writes Hamilton Spectator letter to the editor asking why no media coverage of their 'stop Kinder Morgan' protest
11- Montreal chapter attends MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach's media conference and rally on pipeline safety in Ste-Justine-de-Newton
12- NWT chapter tweets C-69 must not pass
13- North Shore chapter tweets House of Commons e-petition for a legislated ban on tankers in coastal waters
14- Victoria chapter tweets International Trade Union Confederation call for clear transition plan as economies go green
15- Winnipeg, Victoria chapters submit information requests on Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
16- Regina chapter criticizes Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe for inaction on addressing climate change
17- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter holds renewable energy event
18- Kamloops chapter partners with local groups on poetry contest on nature, April 14
19- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to sponsor public forum vs Kinder Morgan, April 23
20- Regina chapter to screen 'Disruption' and 'Our Nationhood', April 25 and May 23
21- Nelson, Kelowna chapters to organize non-violent direct action training workshop vs Kinder Morgan, April 28
22- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1

Trade
23- Chapters trade working group to meet for regular discussion, April 16
24- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Guelph, Peterborough-Kawarthas, Windsor chapters organize to hold fair trade conference, April 21
25- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event, April 21

Water
26- Toronto chapter activist Tara Seucharan opens Water Docs Film Festival
27- Comox Valley chapter opposes proposed water bottling facility in town of Merville
28- NWT chapter tweets question about possible methylmercury contamination from Site C dam given Muskrat Falls concerns
29- Montreal chapter meets with Montreal city councillor about city becoming a blue community
30- Kent County chapter holds annual information table and yard sale at Bonar Law Memorial High School in Rexton
31- Quinte chapter awaits decision by Prince Edward County council on declaring March 22 each year as World Water Day, purchasing a mobile water buggy
32- PEI chapter holds public forum vs Northern Pulp Mill's plan to discharge effluent into the Northumberland Strait
33- Campbell River chapter awaits city council decision on blue community resolution
34- North Shore chapter will be at 'No Pipe in the Northumberland Strait' open house, April 14
35- North Shore chapter promotes Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia public forum on 'the basics of gold mining' in Tatamagouche, April 18
36- Mid Island chapter to hold Earth Day public forum on plastic pollution in landfills and oceans, April 21
37- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits decision on blue communities request to city council, June 30
38- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health
39- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter mobilizes around Dr. Day legal challenge
40- Ottawa chapter tweets its support for public health care, opposition to private clinics and extra-billing
41- Ottawa chapter may table at Canadian Labour Congress pharmacare forum, April 17
42- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates forum, May-June
43- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election in Ontario, May-June
44- Kelowna, Comox Valley, Victoria chapters organizing pharmacare tour, September

Democracy
45- Pacific region chapters may participate in Fair Vote BC provincial day of action on proportional representation, April 21
46- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
47- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity
48- London chapter speaks at rally in support of PSAC Local 610 graduate teaching assistants and post-doctoral researchers at Western University
49- Kent County chapter at Rally for Justice for Brady Francis
50- Mid Island chapter makes quilt squares for The Reconciliation Project that reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 calls to action
51- Victoria chapter supports petition calling for affordable long-distance transportation on the Highway of Tears
52- Guelph chapter co-sponsors public forum on 'What happened in Syria? Pathways to Peace’, April 14
53- Comox Valley chapter to hold open house in support of Kus-kus-sum restoration project, April 19
54- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day, April 22
55- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
56- Kamloops chapter annual Peace Walk, June 23
57- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
58- Chapters to submit annual conference resolutions, April 16
59- Winnipeg chapter holds its regular planning meeting, April 17
60- Pacific region chapters to hold monthly information sharing call, April 18
61- Kent County chapter to hold art show, April 21
62- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly information sharing call, April 24
63- Chapter delegates to book their flights to annual conference by this date, May 1
64- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
65- Chapters to confirm the name of their elected member, May 11
66- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
67- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
68- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
69- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
70- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
71- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
72- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
73- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
74- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.