Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 18:22

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K’JIPUKTUK/HALIFAX – Nova Scotians are expressing alarm at news that BP commissioned rig West Aquarius is now en route to drill offshore, despite not having final approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 16:11

Hope BC

Hope, B.C./Stó:lō Territory – The Council of Canadians gathered at Nestlé’s bottling plant in Hope, B.C. yesterday to challenge its sustainability certification and to call on Premier John Horgan to phase out bottled water takings across the province.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 20:00

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.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 15:07


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.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 15:22

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.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:22

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:05

The Council of Canadians is organizing a hard-hitting coastal speaking tour providing evidence of the serious risks of offshore drilling in the wake of the recent federal approval of up to seven BP exploratory wells off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 19:27

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.

Media Release | Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 15:14

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.”