Updates

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 15:18

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – News of BP Canada’s dry well offshore Nova Scotia is an opportunity for change, according to the Offshore Alliance, a coalition representing fishermen, environmental groups, and coastal communities. But that’s not the end of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia – BP has permission to drill six more wells, and Equinor (formerly StatOil) is planning seismic blasting in waters adjacent to George’s Bank.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:07

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Kingston launch of two new books on the remaking of public services in Canada and the United States:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 16:59

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Picton book launch for Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service will include a discussion on how corporatization of water has transformed water management in Canada.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 14:47

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Montreal book launch for Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service will include a discussion on how corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 17:42

Ottawa  – The controversial Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been rushed through three Parliamentary readings in just two days, leaving Canada’s Senate as the only possible hope for a full and proper review of the deal and its impacts on Canadians.  The Council of Canadians is now urging the Senate to require this independent review.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 15:58

Council of Canadians says Senate must assume role of chamber of sober second thought

Ottawa — Yesterday afternoon, the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or the slightly reformed Trans-Pacific Partnership – passed third reading after very limited debate in the House of Commons. It passed by 236 to 44 votes with the Conservatives and Liberals

The Council of Canadians says that this is a dangerous move.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 17:40

Press release

Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts

Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia – More than 50 people set out from Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect today to defend their communities, the lobster fishery, and the coastally-dependent tourism industry from the risks of offshore drilling.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:32

Coastal touring companies stage ‘peaceful paddling’ flotilla against offshore drilling

Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts

What: Two non-motorized paddling flotillas raising awareness about BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia, hosted by local outfitters and activists.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:11

Fort McMurray, AB – The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor today in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine. The hearings began last week on what would be the largest ever tar sands mine, if built.

The Council will be presenting evidence that the proposed tar sands project is not in the public interest, is economically, socially, and environmentally unacceptable, and will be calling on the Panel to reject Teck’s proposal.