VANCOUVER – A scientific panel appointed by the provincial government to review natural gas industry fracking operations conspicuously avoids tackling human health concerns, which can only be properly addressed by a full public inquiry, say public health groups, other non-governmental organizations and First Nations.
Not only has Prime Minister Trudeau broken his promise that 2015 would be the last First-Past-The-Post election, now the government is breaking its promise to undo former Prime Minister Harper’s so-called Fair Elections Act.
Despite a clear election promise to repeal undemocratic provisions in the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, the Trudeau government has failed to follow through. As a result, the Charter Challenge by the Canadian Federation of Students and the Council of Canadians, which seeks to remove those provisions will be heard this October, so it can be acted on before the October 2019 federal election.
WHAT: Press conference on the constitutional challenge and what happens next.
What: The Council of Canadians is hosting a boat tour of the Lunenburg Harbour to highlight the potential impacts offshore drilling may have on fisheries, local economies, and communities. BP was recently granted approval to conduct exploratory offshore drilling in Nova Scotia as early as this spring. The Council is also organizing a series of public town halls taking place in Halifax and on the south shore from March 20-22.
When: 11 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018.
The Council of Canadians London chapter marched last weekend to celebrate International Women's Day.
Ottawa — Today, as the CPTPP (the so-called Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) is signed in Chile, many people around the world are protesting and calling out the irony that a socially destructive deal be signed on International Women’s Day.
Lunenburg, N.S. – The Offshore Alliance says a so-called 'public engagement exercise' by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) was totally inadequate and is happy to see it scrapped.
The Alliance, a growing association of over twenty Nova Scotia environmental, fisheries and citizens’ organizations, was formed to press the Trudeau government to make good on its promise “to make environmental assessment credible again.”
The Liberal government is expected to spend more on water protection in its budget on February 27. However, any increased spending is likely to be entirely cancelled out by the Trudeau government’s failure to commit to water protection, while championing water and climate endangering projects like the 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline.
With oil and gas exploration approved off the coast of Nova Scotia for this spring, the Council of Canadians is organizing a hard-hitting coastal speaking tour providing evidence of the serious risks offshore drilling presents to sustainable fisheries, tourism, clean water and our climate.
Ottawa – Last night, the New Zealand government released part of the text of the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) compelling the Canadian government to follow suit.