TransCanada is proposing to build the Energy East pipeline, which would ship 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from the Alberta-based tar sands (or oil sands) to New Brunswick. The Energy East project is the largest tar sands pipeline proposed yet. It would be larger than any existing pipeline in Canada.
This guide provides important information that can help youth decide what riding to vote in, how to register as a voter, what ID they will need, where they can vote, and why they should vote.
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Politics affect all of us. The government you choose will make decisions that will affect your student loans and debt, your job opportunities, your taxes, and more. Have your say. It’s time for change – and it starts with you.
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On October 19 Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government that represents our values. By putting pencil to paper, you’ll join people across Canada to vote for the candidate and the political party you think will best lead our country.
Written by Maude Barlow, Broken Covenant tells the story of “a government bent on forever changing the relationship between our elected officials and the citizens it represents.” Thorough and accessible, this 32-page report is a critical tool for any and all Canadians who insist that this country reflects their needs and interests.
This report examines Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s record on freshwater protection. While the Harper government’s impact on our waterways has been significant and devastating, he is not the first to have neglected Canada’s freshwater heritage.
97 lakes, 62 rivers and 3 oceans – that’s how many waterbodies are protected under the Navigation Protection Act since April 2014 when the act came into force. What’s more, lakes, rivers and other waterways have no protection at all from pipeline or powerline projects under the new act.
Take action! #Pledge2Protect a lake or river near you
On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis in Canada is a report by Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui that provides an overview of the drinking water advisories in effect in each of the provinces, territories and in First Nations.