Updates

Open Letter | Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 17:00

Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6
Email: mary.ng@parl.gc.ca

Dear Minister Ng:

Joint Letter | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 15:34

Joint letter from 105 groups

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Health and
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Dear Ministers,

We demand government oversight of all genetically engineered foods and seeds including those produced through gene editing. All genetically engineered foods and seeds should be subject to government safety assessments and mandatory reporting to government.

Joint Media Release | Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:00

For immediate release

Organizers deliver ticking “climate clock” to the Prime Minister's Office 

350.ORG, COUNCIL OF CANADIANS, GREEN ECONOMY NETWORK, CLIMATE STRIKE CANADA, MIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK - ONTARIO, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, STAND.EARTH, CLIMATE JUSTICE OTTAWA

Media Advisory | Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 13:00

For Immediate Release

Joint Media Release | Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 07:00

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, COUNCIL OF CANADIANS, ECOJUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, KEEPERS OF THE WATER, LEADNOW, STAND.EARTH

Joint Statement | Friday, October 29, 2021 - 16:00

Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) – On Wednesday, October 27, Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Tim Halman, tabled Bill No. 57: Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act. This much-anticipated bill (EGCCRA) is intended to guide Nova Scotia in its response to the climate emergency. The bill uses “emergency” language, but unfortunately, it doesn’t reflect the necessary urgency in its substance or timeline.

Joint Letter | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 09:00

To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Re: Commitment to Ban Thermal Coal Exports

We, the undersigned organizations, wish to congratulate you on your recent election victory and to urge you to take swift action in implementing your commitment to ban thermal coal exports from and through Canada.

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.