The Council of Canadians' submission to Global Affairs Canada's consultations on the Canada-China free trade agreement. Submitted by Sujata Dey, Council of Canadians Trade Campaigner.
In Water for Sale Maude Barlow explores how modern free trade and investment agreements impede the ability of people and their governments to maintain environmental laws and regulations to protect their water. She also shows how trade agreements advance the privatization and commodification of water.
This report will show how universal pharmacare would save businesses money, improve the competitiveness of Canada’s labour market, and bring down labour costs in Canada as drug benefits would no longer be a part of labour negotiations.
Let us work together to pressure Liberal MPs to make a national pharmacare program part of the legislative agenda.
More and more Canadians are feeling the impact of inequality in their daily lives. That's why we're urging the federal government to table a budget that makes good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth.
70% of Canadians support a moratorium on fracking
The Great Lakes of North America are in serious trouble. Industrial pollution, climate change, over-extraction, invasive species, and wetland loss are all taking their toll on the watershed that provides life and livelihood to more than 40 million people that live around it.
Water is vital to people’s health and livelihoods. In Canada, there is no national strategy to address urgent water issues and no federal leadership to conserve and protect our water. The Federal Water Policy is more than 30-years-old and badly outdated.
Fracking is not a clean or green form of energy. Fracking and the rest of the fossil fuel industry is preventing Canada from reducing its GHG emissions and doing its fair share to mitigate the global climate crisis.
In August 2016, Nestlé purchased the Middlebrook well in Elora, Ontario despite the municipality’s attempt to buy it to safeguard their water supply. This sparked a national outcry.
A myth of abundance, lack of monitoring, and a profit-driven market allow our communities’ water sources to be exported out of local watersheds, never to return again.