Close consideration of the probable costs and benefits of the CETA for Nova Scotia reveals that the agreement’s benefits are being oversold, while its costs and consequences are minimized or even ignored.
A “blue community” is one that adopts a water commons framework by taking the three actions outlined in this guide.
Passed into law in 1984, the Canada Health Act is the overarching legislation covering Canada’s national medicare program. The act sets the criteria and conditions for insured health care services, and the national standards that provinces and territories must meet in order to get federal funding from the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST).
A Legal opinion prepared by Steven Shrybman (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP)
In 2008, Maude Barlow, the Council’s National Chairperson, was appointed Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. This report was initiated following Ms. Barlow’s appointment, from a concern over the degree of fragmentation and corporate influence appearing in the work of the United Nations (UN) to manage the planet’s shared water resources.
For years, we have been told that globalization and free trade are inevitable, and that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would bring jobs and prosperity to Canadians. While NAFTA has been a bonanza for big corporations and private investors, it has been bad news for the rest of us — and for the public good.
The Council of Canadians is calling for a tar sands-free future and stronger policies that prevent corporate for-profit interests from trumping social and environmental priorities.