Ten Council of Canadians chapters gathered in Hamilton on April 20-21 for an evening public forum with Unifor featuring Maude Barlow followed by a full-day of information sharing and strategy discussions. Photo by Rolly Kiehne.
Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:
The Council of Canadians has long opposed the so-called Safe Third Country agreement with the United States.
In 2005, Maude Barlow wrote, "The agreement is ostensibly based on the principle that refugees must claim refuge in the first country they reach as long as that country is 'safe' for them. But it is really based on strong pressure from the Bush White House, which views refugees as a security problem, to create a seamless North American refugee system, with the terms and conditions set in Washington."