Support for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) drops when people find out what’s in the deal
Protecting the future of the Great Lakes is in all of our hands. When communities come together with passion and purpose, they can change political priorities and shape a better future for our shared water. Together, we can build a new Great Lakes commons vision that centres on people and the environment over industry and commodification.
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TransCanada Corp. wants to convert its natural gas pipeline, currently operating at half capacity, into an oil pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels per day. The pipeline, which has been dubbed “Energy East,” presently ends in Quebec. But the company, with the support of some politicians, wants to extend it all the way to the Irving refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The Council of Canadians has worked with three experts to produce evidence before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on fracking. The reports, which expose why Marcellus shale fracked gas won’t be abundant and cheap, are full of useful information and facts and information for anti-fracking activists.
The Federal Court has found in no uncertain terms that widespread election fraud took place during the 2011 federal election. The ruling clearly states that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.”
Key excerpts from the Federal Court decision:
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