Updates

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:49

The Council of Canadians is calling Progressive Conservative donors across Ontario to ask them to boycott the party over anti-democratic actions.

The Council of Canadians is calling donors to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PCO) and asking them to stop giving the party money until the Ford government stops undermining democracy in the province.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 14:13

OTTAWA, TORONTO, MEXICO CITY, WASHINGTON – The political and economic climate in which Canada, Mexico and the United States began the NAFTA renegotiations in 2017 has deteriorated drastically in 2018, with Canada recently being effectively shut out. In the last week of August a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the acronym NAFTA would be buried forever to be replaced by a new deal, the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:49

While at the beginning of the deal, the Council of Canadians had some hope that NAFTA could be improved, the latest developments point to a deal that would once again entrench corporate power.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 14:22

Ottawa – As NAFTA talks head to the wire and the U.S. has demanded the end of cultural exemption, acclaimed Canadian novelist Susan Swan and Maude Barlow, Honorary Chair of the Council of Canadians, plead that Canada should not give in to last-minute U.S. pressure to ditch the exemption.

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 16:58

Ottawa – ­U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be now called the “U.S.–Mexico Trade Agreement” after shutting Canada out of negotiations for weeks. The Council of Canadians is concerned that this is a sign of an America-first, corporate-friendly deal to come.  Changing the name to the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement will not change that.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:30

MONTREAL – In a letter sent to German Environment and Economy Ministers, a coalition of Canadian and German groups asked Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee process which would provide more than $4 billion US to Pieridae Energy Limited, a Calgary-based company.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 20:16

 

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and democratic legitimacy.

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:04

Days after BP spilled drilling mud offshore of Nova Scotia, more than 25 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Canadians have sent an open letter calling on Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to halt BP’s offshore drilling near Sable Island National Park Reserve. The letter calls on McKenna to revisit the approval of BP’s application in light of new expert evidence that the project’s risks were not fully assessed.