The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) and the Council of Canadians are pleased with the federal government announcement today that it is banning offshore drilling in marine protected areas (MPAs). However, the groups are raising questions about whether the ban actually applies to current offshore drilling projects.
Newly released information further calls Industrial Approval into question
[Sipekne’katik District] – In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine into the Sipekne’katik/ Shubenacadie River would be out of compliance with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) general prohibition on the release of deleterious substances into waterways where fish frequent.
Our planet is choking on plastic waste! During Earth Week, learn more about the degradation of the planet caused by plastics and what we can all do about it at ‘Getting Beyond Single Use Plastic’ on April 27th from 1 to 4pm at the Campbell River Regional Library, 1240 Shoppers Row.
There will be interesting and informative displays, films, prizes and more at this event.
Charlottetown - The Council of Canadians is expressing deep concern that the PEI government has approved Aquabounty’s application to expand its PEI operations in to Rollo Bay.
Ottawa – Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) revealed that new intellectual property provisions in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) would cost Canadians as much as $169 million more per year for pharmaceutical drugs in the first year alone after they come into effect.
In officially becoming a Blue Community last week, the city has made important commitments.
Written by Maude Barlow and Alice-Anne Simard, Special to the Montreal Gazette, March 27, 2019
Montreal, March 22, 2019 – The City of Montreal and McGill University received today the Blue Community certification as part of World Water Day.
Edmonton, AB — In a decision released on Tuesday, the National Energy Board (NEB) rejected a motion supported by environmental groups, First Nations, municipal governments, and community groups to include climate impacts in its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX).
Ottawa, ON — The Council of Canadians was proud to stand with the land defenders leading a counter-rally to the #UnitedWeRoll convoy yesterday.