The Council of Canadians Kamloops chapter is planning a 40th annual walk for peace in their city.
"We're fighting for our life, for our way of life." That's how Jerry Natanine, the mayor of the 900-person hamlet of Clyde River, describes his community's fight to stop seismic testing in Baffin Bay and the Davis Strait. Last night, supporters gathered at a public information session in Toronto to hear from Natanine along with constitutional lawyer Nader Hasan and doctoral candidate Warren Bernauer. On Monday, Hasan and Natanine will head to the Federal Court of Appeal to ask for a judicial review and overturn of the National Energy Board's decision to approve seismic testing off the coast of Baffin Island.
The Council of Canadians London chapter chapter supports a higher minimum wage for working people. Yesterday, they joined with the London Common Front and other local activists for a Raise The Minimum Wage To $15/Hour & Fairness Rally near the intersection of Dundas and Richmond in that city.
The Council of Canadians Brant chapter joined an event yesterday aimed at stopping a large gravel pit operation north of the community of Paris, Ontario.
The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter has joined a collective to stop illegal garbage dumping in and around their community.
The Council of Canadians Brockville chapter attended a rally today against cutbacks at the Brockville General Hospital. Earlier this month, The Brockville Recorder and Times reported that the protest march would make its way from the Garden Street site to the main Charles Street site of the hospital.
The Council of Canadians South Shore chapter took part in an Act on Climate rally in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia yesterday.
The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter joined a protest of 100+ people yesterday for a local Act Now on Climate Change rally.
The Council of Canadians Surrey-Langley-White Rock and Chilliwack chapters marched against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday.
Today the Harper government will begin implementing its new "four and four" rule for temporary foreign workers (in so-called low-skilled industries such as retail, food and manufacturing) and live-In caregivers. This rule says that migrant workers who have been employed in Canada for more than four years must leave the country and that they cannot return for another four years. It has been estimated that this rule could apply to as many as 70,000 people across the country.