The time has come for Canada to recognize and act for indigenous women. There must be a thorough and wide-ranging examination of how – and why – indigenous girls and women face a violent crime rate higher than all others in Canada.
The Council of Canadians supports and stands with indigenous women in their call for a national inquiry.
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Potential pipeline and tanker spills could be devastating to residents’ health, to local ecosystems, and to businesses and jobs dependent on clean land and water.
There are a number of precedents of communities concerned about oil pipelines passing through their borders taking action.
TransCanada Corp. is actively promoting plans for the “Energy East” pipeline that would carry up to 1.1 million barrels of oil per day, including tar sands crude, from Alberta to eastern markets.
Extreme weather causing more hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, ocean acidification and melting sheets of Arctic ice are all indicators that we are on the wrong track. The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink are negatively affected by pollution. Our personal lives and our communities will increasingly suffer the consequences.
The B.C. government is touting liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports as an economic panacea. Read about how B.C.’s fracking plans are a tremendous risk for little reward along with actions you can take in your community.
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Drinking water, beluga habitat, and fishing and swimming holes are all at risk if TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is approved.
If approved, TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline from Hardisty Alberta to export ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick, would be the largest oil pipeline in North America.
Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project and Chair of Food & Water Watch, recently visited Detroit, Michigan in the United States and heard firsthand accounts from residents who were having their water services cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD).
TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project would convert an up to 40-year-old natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil from Saskatchewan to Ontario, connecting it with new pipeline through Quebec and on to Saint John, New Brunswick. It would be the largest oil pipeline