Updates

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 15:00

Water is more precious than gold Ottawa/Toronto – Three Canadian organizations, MiningWatch Canada, Council of Canadians, and Common Frontiers have written to Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, calling on the Canadian government to respond to any forthcoming requests from Costa Rica’s new Attorney General, Emilia Navas, in a complete a

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 17:44

WHAT: Elizabeth May plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project on Friday, November 24 to express solidarity and to participate in a water ceremony. May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and a long time environmental advocate. There will be an opportunity for photos and interviews.

WHEN: Friday, November 24 at 2 p.m. AT.

WHERE: Follow google maps for directions.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 18:28

Make Muskrat Right

KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - National groups are reacting to the announcement made by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball releasing the terms of reference for the inquiry into the “boondoggle” that is the Muskrat Falls project.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 20:20
FOE USA
Keystone XL Rally, 2012. FOE U.S.

The Council of Canadians responds to the recent decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to reject TransCanada’s preferred route for the Keystone XL pipeline, granting instead a conditional approval along a different route:

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 14:46

Withdraw from TPP-11

Ottawa – News reports are suggesting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not turn up for a crucial leaders meeting, on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the talks in limbo.

The Council of Canadians encourages the Trudeau government to now formally withdraw from the TPP-11 talks.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 17:24

TPP Secret Negotiations

Ottawa — As the remaining 11 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reportedly reached an agreement in principle, the Council of Canadians says that there are many important questions unanswered.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 14:52

Fish Farm

The Council of Canadians is calling on the federal and B.C. provincial governments to intervene and prevent Marine Harvest from removing First Nation observers from their Atlantic salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago.  

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.