Updates

Joint Letter | Monday, March 8, 2021 - 17:00

To: Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 
Cc: Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change 
Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry 

Re: No subsidies for enhanced oil production 

Joint Letter | Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 14:00

SENT VIA EMAIL
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada

Re: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO

Dear Prime Minister,

Joint Letter | Monday, March 8, 2021 - 17:00

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Biden,

We write to urge you to take swift action to revoke the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline’s permits and stop its construction. Line 3 is a threat to water, Indigenous rights, and our global climate, and its rushed construction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme danger to Minnesotan communities and energy workers alike.

Media Release | Monday, January 18, 2021 - 17:31

Offshore petroleum board extends BP's exploration license

NS Offshore Alliance says government is letting corporations call the shots on climate action 

Joint Letter | Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:47

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Freeland and Minister Hajdu,

Following the September 23 Throne Speech, we once again commend you for your ongoing commitment to a universal national pharmacare program and your plans to “accelerate steps to achieve this system.”

Media Release | Monday, November 16, 2020 - 17:00

Cuba’s Heroic COVID Response Medical Teams Deserve Nobel Peace Prize

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Cuba responded to emergency requests for trained medical personnel by sending 53 health teams to 39 countries on four continents. The health teams were able to assist countries with fragile health systems that were ill-equipped to deal with COVID-19.

Open Letter | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 20:14

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest health and economic crisis in a generation. Some governments are taking extraordinary measures to fight the pandemic, in order to save lives, protect jobs, and avoid economic disaster. But the little known Investor State Dispute Settlement system, or ISDS, included in many trade deals, could pressure governments to roll back public interest measures, or pay millions in compensation to corporations.

ISDS allows foreign companies to sue governments for measures that might impact their profits.

Council Update | Monday, August 10, 2020 - 16:00

Thank you to all who voted in last week’s elections for regional representatives to the Chapter Task Force. The following chapter members were elected to serve on behalf of their regions:

Council Update | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 20:16

There comes a moment in the life of every not-for-profit organization when it’s time to freshen our look and update our vision to better reflect who we are and the progress we aspire to achieve.

For us at the Council of Canadians, that time is now.

I’m so excited to share our fresh (but familiar) Council of Canadians branding with you: our new logo, colours and fonts, as well as our refreshed mission and vision.

Media Release | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 22:00

Today’s Speech from the Throne comes at a major turning point in this global pandemic. A second wave appears imminent – in some communities across the country, it has already started.

Canadians are ready for change. Seventy-three per cent of Canadians expect a “broad transformation of society,” and the government promised to move forward on many important social programs today, including steps towards national pharmacare, childcare and national standards for long-term care.