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Canadian Perspectives, Winter 2020

Canadian Perspectives is our in-house magazine, reporting on the work of the Council and exploring the important political developments affecting Canadians and the world around us. In this issue you will find articles that show the positive change you are supporting across our country and beyond. You can read more about:

Getting Canada to a post-carbon future
Gordon Laxer, a former Council of Canadians Board member and Director of the Parkland Institute in Alberta, explains how Jason Kenney’s Alberta government is keeping the province on the wrong track by staying loyal to the interests of Big Oil corporations.

New report reveals dangerously high levels of lead in water
Water Campaigner Vi Bui provides information about an alarming Canada-wide investigation that revealed dangerously high levels of lead in tap water in communities across the country. She argues why public funding is urgently needed to address this health crisis.

Moving toward climate justice and a Green New Deal
Climate and Social Justice Campaigners Robin Tress and Dylan Penner share the fast-paced changes that are happening as the world responds more forcefully to the climate crisis. From student-led strikes to building a Green New Deal for communities, the Council of Canadians is front and centre in the fight for climate justice.