Toronto – The Council of Canadians released an Ontario Election report card today, rating the four main party platforms according to a “Key Election Issues” survey of Council supporters in Ontario.
WHAT: The Council of Canadians is hosting an emergency rally in response to Finance Minister Morneau’s announcement that the federal government is ready to use public money to indemnify the Kinder Morgan pipeline project.
In addition to speakers, there will be a visual of a large blank cheque to the Texas-based oil company.
Ottawa – With NAFTA negotiators missing the key deadline to come up with a deal, the Council of Canadians expressed relief that NAFTA renegotiation was not completed. The Council reiterates that now is the time for a major overhaul of the flawed deal.
Survey of almost 4000 Ontario supporters of the Council of Canadians reveals key issues for Ontario Election
A Council of Canadians online survey conducted between April 21 and May 9 received 3,892 responses from Ontario supporters of the social justice organization.
The Council of Canadians attempted to purchase ads critical of NAFTA in Reagan National Airport on the eve of talks on the deal in Washington on May 7. However the ad was refused by the airport’s ad managing firm Clear Channel after the airport “checked out” the Council’s website, according to an email from the agency. The ads can be viewed here.
Voices of Labrador’s land and water protectors to get a boost
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The people of Labrador opposing Muskrat Falls, tired of having their voices ignored, are happy with the response for a day of action at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday May 7. Solidarity actions are happening in Halifax, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Goose Bay.
While the Liberal party prepares for the next federal election, government lawyers are working hard to defend the voter suppression measures enacted by the Harper Government in the so-called Fair Elections Act.
As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists has found that NAFTA’s existing regulations prevent Canada from reducing almost 1,500 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. This would nix any chance Canada has of meeting its Paris Agreement commitments on climate change.
Leading economists say deal is adding 1,488 megatonnes of emissions in Canada
As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists will be launched at a tele-press conference on Tuesday morning.
What: With news that the BP-commissioned West Aquarius rig is in en route to Nova Scotian waters in preparation for offshore drilling, Nova Scotians are headed to BP’s office to let them know they are not welcome. The ‘unwelcoming’ party will feature some short statements and compelling visuals.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. AT
Where: Gathering outside Founder’s Square, BP’s Halifax office (1701 Hollis Street)