More than 500 people gathered in Pictou Landing First Nation’s gym to kick-off the one year countdown to the closure of Northern Pulp’s treatment facility in Boat Harbour, where an estimated trillion litres of effluent from the mill has flowed into since 1966. Carol from the North Shore Nova Scotia chapter was there and called it a “moving celebration”.
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a ruling on the Redwater case, overturning earlier decisions that said the Alberta Environmental Regulator (AER) couldn't seize assets of bankrupt companies to pay for environmental clean-up.
Council of Canadians supporters and chapter activists have been taking part in solidarity actions from coast to coast to coast, and there are many more planned.Find an upcoming event near you here, and find more ways to stand in solidarity via the Wet'suwet'en Strong Supporter Toolkit that has been released.
On January 29, 2017, at 7:52pm, a young white man entered a mosque in Quebec City in Canada and over the course of a few minutes murdered six people.
See their faces. Say their names.
Mamadou Tanou Barry
Nineteen people were injured, including five who suffered serious injuries: Aymen Derbali, Said El-Amari, Mohamed Khabar, Nizar Ghlai and Said Akjour.
This was the largest political mass shooting in Canada in 25 years, and the first time Muslims had been killed inside a mosque in North America. Today, on the two year anniversary of this attack, of this terrible act of Islamophobic violence, it is vital that we not only commemorate these lives lost but also reflect on how we are all responsible for resisting Islamophobia in Canada, in all of its forms.
Today, there was a major decision which impacts whether the Canada-European trade agreement, the Canadian European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is adopted in Europe. But the verdict from European civil society groups is clear: Investor-state dispute settlement provisions which allow corporations to sue states goes against democracy
The Campbell River chapter of the Council of Canadians is working with local environmental groups to try to convince their city council to ban the use of plastic bags in their community.
In October, chapter member Richard Hagensen delivered a letter with the Campbell River Environmental Committee, the Quadra Island chapter of Sierra Club BC and Citizens for Quality Health Care to city council seeking the ban. When months went by and no response was received, Hagensen contacted councillors again asking about the delay.
Council of Canadians Chairperson Leo Broderick will be one of 125 public health care advocates meeting with MPs next week on Parliament Hill to lobby for the creation of a national pharmacare plan.
The Council of Canadians works alongside the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), unions and other groups to promote improvements to public health care. Together, we are calling for a national pharmacare program that will ensure everyone has access to the prescription medications they need without the barrier of cost.
The Ontario government just announced it will drop the worst part of Bill 66 – and it’s thanks to people power! This is a huge win for people and the environment.
Late last year, the Alberta government made an exciting $40 million proposal to create a series of protected areas and parks in the area next to Jasper and Banff known as Bighorn Country. The plan would protect drinking water, mitigate the impacts of logging, fossil fuel extraction and mining, and ensure co-management with the Indigenous nations whose land it is on. It would also help complete the Yellowstone-to-Yukon initiative, which aims to create protected travel corridors for wildlife.