A large part of the Council of Canadians’ strength comes from our chapters working to build the kind of Canada we want.
The Advisory Council on Implementation of National Pharmacare held their final consultation last night in Halifax, wrapping up several months of cross-country meetings to gather feedback on how Pharmacare should be implemented.
Over 100 people attended the event, which consisted mostly of an open-mic style participation by the audience with intermittent comments from Council members Diana Whalen (former MLA in Nova Scotia) and Camille Orridge.
On October 24th constituents in over two-thirds of Canada’s 338 federal ridings delivered copies of the IPCC report to their MPs with letters calling for follow-through on their promises to take the action needed to stay under 1.5ºC.
If I learned one thing from my trip to southern Ontario it is that communities are are fired up and determined to protect water for communities and for ecosystems. Nestlé and other bottled water protects that commodify water are incompatible to protecting water for life and for future generations. It is frontline communities fighting water privatization and promoting the right to water that are our greatest hope for water justice.
Mahone Bay & Lower Prospect: Two non-motorized paddling flotillas raising awareness about BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia, hosted by local outfitters and activists.
This week, the Maritimes Energy Association will host its Core energy conference on Canada’s East Coast energy future. Unfortunately, far too much of the conference will focus on the energy of the past.
There is no place on earth quite like Nova Scotia. I lived here as a young child and spent many summers exploring its natural wonders, so you can say I’m a bit biased.
Both the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg voted in support of a moratorium on offshore drilling until the completion of a "full and independent public inquiry into the pros and cons of oil industry exploration" offshore Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick is in the midst of a provincial election, and chapters have been mobilizing in their communities to get people engaged in the issues and calling on their candidates be clear on their stance regarding fracking, glyphosate spraying, democracy and many other issues.