This report cautions provincial and territorial governments about the effect of proposed services, investment and procurement commitments in CETA on public water systems and water management in Canada. It explains the benefits of public ownership and management of water utilities and the importance of public finance for urgently needed municipal and First Nations water system upgrades.
Download, print, and mail this postcard to Prime Minister Harper to let him know that you demand a national water policy for Canada!
The Harper and Alberta governments, along with Big Oil and gas companies, have made it abundantly clear they view the tar sands (also known as oil sands or natural bitumen) as a key economic driver in Canada. The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and the Pacific Trails Pipeline are critical components to this vision.
Former Sentate page, Brigette DePape, examines the the potential of, and the need for People Power to achieve real change in Canada.
Trade with Europe would be a good idea if it meant more good jobs and better social services. But like all “free trade” agreements, the CETA is not about that. It’s about boosting corporate rights, lowering environmental standards, and weakening public services.
A compilation of blog posts written by Maude Barlow, detailing her experiences while in Mexico as a panelist for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal - an independent international panel that examines and provides judgments on human rights violations. Maude and the Blue Planet Project team also participated in a public forum on the right to water in Mexico City, and traveled to Cerro de San Pedro a
Few European citizens are aware that their governments are in the midst of negotiating an ambitious trade deal that could boost Europe’s involvement in the world’s most destructive project – the Canadian tar sands.
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.
Northern Alberta’s tar sands are home to 175 billion barrels of recoverable bitumen, a tar-like substance that requires intensive processing to become liquid fuel. Approximately 1.4 million barrels of bitumen are produced daily with plans to increase to 2.2 million barrels by 2015. But The impacts of this massive project stretch much further than just Alberta.
The Canadian and BC governments are currently exploring the development of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) around the province with a specific proposal for a zone at Deltaport, which is located south of Delta near the community of Ladner, BC. There has been very little public information provided about this proposed zone, or debate about its potential social, environmental and economic impacts.