While the Mueller report was making its rounds, just before Easter break, another critical report was released: the U.S. International Trade Commission report on the new NAFTA—otherwise known as the Canada United States Mexico Agreement. Showing minimal economic gains, the report did not impress U.S. progressives concerned that the agreement not only didn't help the economy, but didn't improve people's lives.
Chapter activists have been calling for urgent and immediate action on climate change and to standing up for democracy. Here are just a few examples of their recent actions and upcoming events.
In the new NAFTA, Democrats are asking for progressive changes to make health care affordable. With pharmacare on the line, why is Canada standing in the way?
I’m writing to say even though the election result last night was not what we hoped for, Council of Canadians supporters like you came together for a better future for all Albertans.
Prince Edward Island’s provincial election and referendum on proportional representation is happening Tuesday, April 23. Advanced polling started this past Saturday.
Chapter activists continue to be busy protecting water and public health care, challenging unfair trade deals, calling for urgent and immediate action on climate change, and to standing up for democracy. Here are just a few examples of their recent actions.
While the United We Roll convoy was much smaller in number than initially reported (about 50 rather than 2000 trucks showed up) I know their concerns about Alberta’s flagging oil industry are not in the minority in this province. Left unaddressed by our governments, I really worry for the potential for the hateful elements of groups like Canada’s Yellow Vests to grow stronger.
Last night, the City of Charlottetown unanimously passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency. In doing so, they join hundreds of municipalities taking local leadership, something we would argue is required given a general lack of real Federal and provincial leadership that pervades our current context.
The Council of Canadians is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Teghtmeyer.
Joan, along with her husband, Mel, was deeply committed improving her community and the world around her.
Maude Barlow, Honorary Chair of the Council of Canadians, said together, the Teghtmeyers made a formidable team. “It is with great sadness that we learned of the March 14 passing of Joan Teghtmeyer. Joan and her husband Mel ran the Calgary Council chapter for many years and were devoted and beloved Council activists,” she said. “They were also deeply involved in the fights for public health care and public education and passionate about the plight of Alberta's water. Both loved the outdoors and fought for strong environmental safeguards.”
Last week, I gave $125 to the Liberal Party of Canada. That was the price of joining their exclusive “Laurier Club,” which gave me access to a swanky high-end donor event featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a luxurious Toronto hotel.