Updates

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 14:00

Ottawa – As the third round of NAFTA negotiations start in Ottawa on Saturday, most Canadians want the government to walk away from the deal if it is not good for people and the environment. 

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 17:17


Jessica Brooks in front of water tank that the construction company says they will remove.

Chatham, ON – Eleven Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints with the Ontario government following the start of construction on a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop on the project following this 11th complaint.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 17:15

Energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue

The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the National Energy Board (NEB) decision to include both upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions in the upcoming review of the 1.1 million barrel per day Energy East project.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:40

Ottawa – As NAFTA talks start today in Washington D.C. and negotiators work out positions on the Chapter 11 Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms, the Council of Canadians reminds the government that 10,630 people have already sent letters asking for the elimination of Chapter 11. Over the summer, they wrote to Global Affairs and Prime Minister Trudeau through the Council’s website.

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 19:59

Ottawa – An ad highlighting the Council of Canadians’ top three priorities for NAFTA’s negotiation will begin a four-day run on CBC’s The National tonight, coinciding with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland promoting Canada’s NAFTA negotiating plans today before the House of Commons Committee on International Trade.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 15:40

(Halifax) – The Council of Canadians, Sierra Club of Canada, Solidarity Halifax, and individual treaty rights holders held a press conference today to condemn the Muskrat Falls hydro dam project, and to call for the release of three Inuit Elders who were arrested last week.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 15:07

Re: Canada, U.S. Eager To Lock Mexico Into NAFTA Energy Plan
(Report on Business, July 19):

It is enormously disappointing to see that the Trudeau government is joining Donald Trump in pushing for Mexico to sign an energy proportionality clause in a renegotiated free-trade deal, similar to the one Canada signed and Mexico resisted in the first round.