Updates

Media Release | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 13:24

The Keep Transit Moving coalition (KTM) today released its platform for the Ontario election, offering a bold, positive vision for the future of public transit in the province. 

The coalition is urging all parties to go beyond promises of lower fares and instead adopt a robust platform of universally affordable, accessible, and expanded transit service for all, when the legislature resumes after the election. 

Joint Letter | Monday, May 2, 2022 - 16:00

To: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
C.c. Federal Cabinet

Re: Ending fossil fuel subsidies and public finance

Media Release | Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 17:00

Instead of rolling out the red carpet for private vaccine producers, we should reduce our reliance on corporations that put profits ahead of global public health
Joint Media Release | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00

OTTAWA/TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE – A coalition of environmental, health, and social justice groups are calling on Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault to ban the export of thermal coal from Canadian ports by 2023 and to release a roadmap of this ban on Earth Day.

Thermal coal is the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel and increases global carbon pollution putting all countries at risk from the disastrous impacts of climate change.

Media Release | Friday, April 8, 2022 - 12:00

Following months of campaigning, the Keep Transit Moving coalition recently won a $750 million commitment from the federal government for transit operating funding, which was reiterated in yesterday’s federal budget. But it is far from clear whether this funding will be enough to meet the needs of local transit agencies for the duration of 2022, and transit agencies have identified that they will continue to face budget shortfalls over the next several years.

Joint Letter | Friday, April 8, 2022 - 16:00

In this letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Northumberland and Peterborough chapters of the Council of Canadians and allied organizations in the region call on the federal government to be "on the right side of history" and urgently support a comprehensive intellectual property waiver at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial meeting in June.

Media Release | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 09:00

For immediate release

LONDON, ON – On World Water Day, March 22, 2022, Huron University College achieved the designation of “Blue Community,” committing to protect water as a human right and public good. Huron joins 85 other Blue Communities worldwide – including the city of London, Ontario, and Brescia College, both of which became Blue Communities in March 2021.

Joint Letter | Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade  
The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Parliament Hill, Wellington St  
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9 
 

Re: Compromise proposal on TRIPS waiver 

Dear Ministers Ng and Champagne, 

Statement | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 18:48

We are now in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact is hitting post-secondary students hard. Some have never stepped foot on a college or university campus. Across the country, students have lost jobs or future opportunities and are experiencing financial uncertainty. The majority are feeling isolated and anxious about their future and their health.

Rising tuition costs, debt, food insecurity, houselessness, and increasing mental health needs have created the current post-secondary landscape. There is a clear need for more government support—now more than ever.