Updates

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:46

PM meets resistance to pipeline bail out from coast to coast

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – A piercing whistle interrupted Justin Trudeau’s speech at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Halifax on Friday.

“Justin Trudeau has made me an unwilling shareholder in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, currently owned by Kinder Morgan,” says whistleblower and Council of Canadians organizer Robin Tress. “So I am blowing the whistle on this terrible investment and on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for brokering this bad deal.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 20:34

Alberta Pipeline Purchase Protest

Calgary AB (Treaty 7 Territory) – Members of Climate Justice Edmonton and the Council of Canadians disrupted a $200-a-plate luncheon between Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Calgary business leaders on Tuesday to call out the government's decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline System and Expansion Project (TMEP).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:54

Separate Oil and State

The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the Trudeau government’s announcement that it will buy the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 billion.

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 20:20

Report Card

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.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 14:00

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.

RALLY SPEAKERS:

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 15:43

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.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 17:34

InfographicSurvey 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.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 16:00

NAFTA Ad Censored

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.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 16:00

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 20:21

Unfair Elections Act

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.