Chapters this Week!

Four members of The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter celebrate at Hamilton City Hall after City Council voted to accept the Healthy Food and Beverage Action Plan that will see sales of sugary drinks and bottled water drastically reduced in city recreation facilities.

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

Win!
1- Hamilton chapter celebrates city council vote to drastically reduce bottled water in city recreation facilities

Ontario provincial election
2- London chapter tweets questions that candidates should be asked about protecting water
3- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter at Leap-Peterborough & For Our Grandchildren-Peterborough-organized all-candidates meeting on climate change and sustainability
4- London chapter posts list of Ontario provincial election issues including employment, health care, proportional representation, climate change, water and trade, and systemic discrimination
5- Windsor-Essex chapter and allies hold all-candidates debate on health care for three provincial ridings
6- South Niagara chapter and allies hold all candidates debate in Niagara Centre
7- South Niagara chapter to hold all candidates debate in Niagara West
8- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter attends Kitchener-Centre 'meet the candidates' forum
9- London chapter participates in all-candidates meeting in London North Centre
10- Guelph chapter encourages people to ensure they are registered to vote on June 7
11- Hamilton chapter activist featured in CBC news report in support of provincial basic income pilot project
12- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Conestoga 'meet the candidates' forum, May 28
13- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Waterloo 'meet the candidates' forum, May 29

Climate
14- South Shore chapter leaflets against offshore drilling outside Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board meeting with municipal representatives
15- Ottawa chapter at Stop Kinder Morgan rally on Parliament Hill
16- Montreal chapter at 'Montreal Elders Against Kinder Morgan at Jarry Metro' action
17- NWT chapter submits comments on the Government of the Northwest Territories’ proposals for legislation governing petroleum development and industry operations
18- Guelph chapter meets with Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield to encourage him to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline
19- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
20- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
21- Comox Valley chapter co-sponsors Sustainability Forum in Courtenay
22- Montreal chapter to take part in #EnsembleContreKinderMorgan protest, May 27
23- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29
24- Hamilton chapter co-sponsors screening of Directly Affected, May 30
25- Kamloops chapter to screen 'Directly Affected' vs Kinder Morgan, May 30
26- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9

Water
27- Moncton chapter helps to organize to bring municipal drinking water treatment plant back under public control
28- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
29- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
30- Guelph, Windsor-Essex chapters to attend public forum in Detroit, June 8-10
31- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
32- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Trade
33- Chapter Trade Group to meet for regular conference call, May 28
34- Halton chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and climate change, June 19

Health
35- Inverness County chapter to hold public forum on pharmacare, June 2
36- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings

Democracy
37- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
38- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity
40- Guelph chapter attends Muslim Society Iftar 'break fast' at sunset
41- Pacific region chapters calling on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
42- Red Deer chapter to host public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power, today!
43- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors talk by Algonquin Anishinaabe advocate Lynn Gehl, May 29
44- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
45- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
46- Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Delta-Richmond and NWT chapters planning Site C tour featuring Wendy Holm, starting July 10
47- Regina chapter screens 'Our Nationhood'
48- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
49- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
50- Pacific chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 13
51- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
52- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
53- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
54- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
55- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
56- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
57- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
58- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
59- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
60- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
61- 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.