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.
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.
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.
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.
Coalition finds Noront has not disclosed business risk from Indigenous opposition, calls for OSC to investigate Ring of Fire proponent
To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
cc: Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance
Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Re: Carbon capture is not a climate solution
Dear Prime Minister and Members of Cabinet,
The Council of Canadians
Like you, we have been waking up to more news confirming the horrors of the Indian Residential School system.
We at the Council have been asked by our allies and supporters to consider how we approach July 1st, a day set aside to celebrate our country and its accomplishments.
Over the past month, the remains of more than 1,300 Indigenous children have been found in unmarked graves surrounding institutions they were forced into by churches and governments.
HALIFAX / K’JIPUKTUK — More than 4 out of 5 people in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador want to see a transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency, which would include training and income support for affected workers, according to regional polling conducted in spring 2021 by The Atlantic Quarterly and commissioned by the Council of Canadians, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, and the Ecology Action Centre.
The Council of Canadians is mourning with the London community and Muslims from across the country and around the world after the targeted murder of four family members out for a walk this past Sunday. We also want to recognize our London Chapter who are closely affected by this act of hate and violence. They are reaching out to neighbours with opportunities to show solidarity with the local Muslim community, and continue to work to end racism and hate where they see it.
As governments gather for the G7 Summit to discuss how to build a "strong, sustainable,
balanced and inclusive recovery," it is critical that G7 governments put “global ambitions on
climate change and the reversal of biodiversity loss at the centre” of their plans1 and stop
financing fossil fuels.