Updates

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 15:31

Danger Fracking Ahead

VANCOUVER – A promised “review” of natural gas industry fracking operations should be broadened to a full Public Inquiry that examines all aspects of the dangerous gas extraction technique, says a coalition of community, First Nation and environmental organizations.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 14:28

Blockade of the Alton Gas Storage project construction site, September 26, 2017

The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the new Nova Scotia Auditor General report, which found the provincial government is “failing” to properly monitor the environmental impacts of large projects it approves.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 15:38

The Council of Canadians sent a letter to Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne today to question why the Ontario government is allowing bottled water giant Nestlé to pump millions of litres of water every day on two expired permits.

The letter notes that 4,382 people across Ontario have sent letters to their Members of Provincial Parliament to express shock that the Wynne government is allowing multinational corporation Nestlé to continue to bottle and sell groundwater on expired permits.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 13:28

The Council of Canadians is challenging bottled water giant Nestlé for its plans to certify sites as sustainable in Canada and around the world.

Yesterday, Nestlé announced it was planning to certify 20 factories with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 16:20

Fourteenth complaint filed against Samsung wind turbine project for polluting water wells in Chatham-Kent

Chatham, ON – Fourteen Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints against the developers of a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop immediately on the North Kent One Wind project (owned by Samsung Energy and Pattern Energy) before more families lose their well water.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 16:40

Ottawa - Leading environmental organizations, Indigenous nations and prominent people in Canada are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government to restore protection for 99% of all lakes and rivers in Canada. Five years ago today, the former government removed protections from all but 97 lakes, 62 rivers and three oceans under the Navigable Waters Protection Act, now named the Navigation Protection Act (NPA).

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:16

OTTAWA — NAFTA renegotiations continue today in Arlington, Virginia.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 18:17

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and long-time water warrior, plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse and opponents of the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project to hear their story and to show solidarity with their struggle. Water protectors have been camped out at the Alton Gas gates to block the company from accessing its work site for almost five months, and are making preparations to stay throughout the fall and winter if necessary.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 15:05

Chatham, ON – The Council of Canadians is condemning Samsung Energy for filing a million dollar plus statement of claim against Chatham area residents who blocked construction at one of 34 wind turbines the company is erecting as part of its North Kent One* wind power project.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:52

Water is LifeSixteen water protector groups along with local residents, Indigenous representatives and activists attended the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons in Flint this past weekend. Attendees pledged to challenge Nestlé’s water takings and end the water crises in Flint, Detroit and Indigenous nations.