Council chapters are made up of volunteers who work with local community groups, organized labour and others to promote the Council’s campaigns to protect water and public health care, work for fair trade, climate justice and democracy as well as other issues of social and economic concern. Check out some of our chapters’ recent actions...
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently told us we need to do more – quickly – on climate change, but our provincial government is trying to get away with doing even less.
Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline just became a lot less buildable. On February 12, recently elected Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that his administration will renew his predecessor's appeal to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion project.
More than a year ago, the Saskatoon chapter of the Council of Canadians asked its city council to consider becoming a Blue Community, including banning the sale of bottled water in city facilities. The request prompted a review of the city’s ability to provide public tap water in municipal facilities – and the results were not positive.
Saskatoon municipal staff recently delivered a report rejecting the proposal to ban bottled water, revealing that municipal facilities such as arenas and recreation centres do not have adequate water fountains and refilling stations to meet users’ needs. The Saskatoon chapter’s request put a clear spotlight on the question of access to public water.
The Council of Canadians is proud to help sponsor PowerShift Young and Rising, a climate justice convergence organized by youth, for youth in Ottawa February 14 to 18.
The first PowerShift in Canada happened in 2009, and since then the annual or semi-annual gatherings have mobilized passionate young people from many walks of life to explore ways of taking action to confront the climate crisis.
An open letter from over one hundred artists, activists, scholars, and writers. We — activists, scholars, writers and artists — strongly condemn President Trump’s efforts to vilify, intimidate, and use force against refugees and asylum seekers at and approaching the U.S. border.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh recently called for the implementation of universal pharmacare, raising speculation that a plan for publicly funded medications will be an election issue in the upcoming federal race this fall.
In the lead-up to a federal by-election in the riding of Burnaby-South in B.C., Singh told reporters that the only way for Canada to provide for its citizens’ pharmacare needs is through publicly funded, comprehensive, universal drug coverage.
The Council of Canadians is deeply saddened by the passing of former MP Paul Dewar.
Dewar, a former teacher, won his MP seat in the riding of Ottawa Centre in the January 2006 federal election, taking over from former NDP leader Ed Broadbent.
Council chapters are made up of volunteers who work with local community groups, organized labour and others to promote the Council’s campaigns to protect water and public health care, work for fair trade, climate justice and democracy as well as other issues of social and economic concern. Check out some of our chapters’ recent actions below and be in touch if you are interested in getting involved in a chapter near you.
This morning, our worst fears were confirmed. The Ontario NDP released yet more leaked documents that further reveal Doug Ford’s scheme to privatize health care services across Ontario.