Updates

Council Update | Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 21:15

As we announced recently, Molly Kane has left her Executive Director role at the Council of Canadians. We cannot overstate Molly’s contributions to the organization, during a particularly important and difficult transition. We are grateful to her for her work and look forward to seeing her ongoing contributions to struggles for justice.  

Joint Media Release | Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New poll reveals Canadians are frustrated with delays in climate action and want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to quickly deliver on climate promises in his first 100 days in office: Majority want concrete actions towards capping oil and gas emissions, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, and delivering a Just Transition plan; 

Council Update | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 16:13

With profound gratitude, we announce that our Executive Director Molly Kane has stepped down from her role with the Council of Canadians. On leave since March of 2020, she has been diagnosed with a health disability that prevents her from being able to carry out this role. She has made this difficult decision at the direction of her medical support professionals.

Media Release | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 07:00

For Immediate Release

The country-wide week of action calls for just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament


Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] – The “Climate Code Red” week of action for community-led just transition legislation begins today, calling on the federal government to implement just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament. 

Media Advisory | Friday, October 8, 2021 - 07:00

For Immediate Release

There will be more than 20 local actions to demand just transition legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament


Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA]  As part of a national “Climate Code Red” week of action, local communities from coast to coast are calling on the federal government to implement just transition legislation within the first 100 days of Parliament.

Joint Media Release | Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 18:56

K’jpuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia The Offshore Alliance, a consortium of 18 fisheries and environmental groups concerned about the wellbeing of our fishery and tourism industries in the face of offshore oil and gas development off Nova Scotia, asked leading political parties contending for the eleven Nova Scotia seats in the federal election campaign three questions about their commitment to protect the offshore.

Joint Media Release | Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 09:00

Citing problems in long-term care exacerbated by COVID-19, a broad coalition of unions and other community stakeholders is urging party leaders to put an urgently-needed overhaul of long-term care at the top of their priorities. 

Joint Media Release | Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 09:00

Coalition calls for emergency funding to save essential services from interruption

OTTAWA – Without ongoing federal funding for transit operations, deep service cuts are on the horizon that would also impede Canada’s climate goals, warns the Keep Transit Moving Coalition – a Canada-wide coalition of transit rider advocacy groups, community organizations, and labour unions.

Joint Media Release | Friday, August 13, 2021 - 09:00


K’jpuktuk / Halifax  This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report calling for immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In May of this year the International Energy Agency said no new oil and gas fields should be developed in order to reach net zero by 2050.

Joint Media Release | Friday, August 6, 2021 - 09:00

Coalition finds Noront has not disclosed business risk from Indigenous opposition, calls for OSC to investigate Ring of Fire proponent