Former Sentate page, Brigette DePape, examines the the potential of, and the need for People Power to achieve real change in Canada.
A moratorium on all new exploration for fossil fuel resources in the Arctic is a logical first step in the transition off of fossil fuel reliance. In particular, we need to stop offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea before it starts.
A speech by Maude Barlow on importance of understanding the agravating effect of water abuse on climate change.
A growing number of communities in Canada and abroad are fighting the environmental and human rights abuses of bad Canadian mining. Shout Out Against Mining Injustice will shine a spotlight on the key struggles listed below. These are only a small sample of the devastating battles being fought around the world against transnational mining companies.
By Andrea Harden-Donahue and Andrea Peart.
When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was implemented in 1994, it introduced new corporate investment rights and protections unprecedented in scope and power.
This report highlights a little understood practice in Canada: the daily loss of massive amounts of the country’s fresh water used to produce commodities, minerals and energy for export. Virtual, or embedded, water is the sum of water used in the production of a good or service.
Canada’s health care system is under threat. Private investors, many based in the United States, are clamouring to cash in on Canadian health care in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that opens the door in Quebec to the purchase of private health insurance for publicly insured services when
waits prove unacceptable.
The Council of Canadians has launched a campaign calling on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) to support public water services in Chile over the current privatized system. Teachers have a long history and commitment to supporting public services. To maintain this commitment, teachers should be asking tough questions about where their pension plan money is being invested.
The Albertan and Canadian governments have been engaged in a sustained lobbying effort to challenge the inclusion of a specific value for bitumen (also referred to as tar sands and oil sands) in the European Commission’s proposal for the European Union Fuel Quality Directive (FQD).