Earlier this week, an investigative report by several media outlets revealed dangerously high levels of lead in tap water across Canada. What does this mean for the health of Canadians and the way we manage our water infrastructure?
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow was in Los Angeles yesterday to help celebrate the city’s designation as a Blue Community.
Los Angeles is now the first major city in the U.S. to turn “blue,” joining cities around the world including Paris, France, Bern, Switzerland and Montreal in Canada to take clear steps to protect public water services.
Squeezed between nativists who seek to obliterate the world trading system for their own purposes and neo-liberals who want to use trade regimes to erode public power, the ongoing debate is missing a vision of a progressive system of trade rules. Too often, progressives end up rejecting trade agreements instead of proposing avenues for transforming world trade.
To address some of these questions, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Trade Justice Network held a day-long symposium in Ottawa on October 30 titled “Beyond Neo-Liberalism: Toward an Agenda for People and the Planet.”
With a minority government, we have a new opportunity to work for the sustainable and just future we need and want. In Nova Scotia, that means a new opportunity to fight offshore drilling and perhaps, bigger picture, the corporate capture that put us in this situation to begin with.
The problems with Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system came into sharper focus following the federal election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can’t ignore the issue any longer.
Fair Vote Canada, our electoral reform partner, says the October 21 election results make the country look much more divided than it really is.
The dust has settled after the federal election and Canada has a new minority government. It won’t be easy to create a “balance of power” movement to pressure Parliament to carry out a progressive agenda in the coming months. Fortunately, three writers have just published excellent books to help us navigate this tricky terrain.
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow was in Vancouver on October 18 to meet with a group of city councillors. The purpose of the meeting was to encourage Vancouver to become a Blue Community.
Barlow was accompanied by leaders from several organizations who expressed support for the proposal. This is the first step towards seeing Vancouver join a growing list of municipalities across the globe in this important movement for human rights and to eliminate the use and sales of bottled water in city-run premises and events.