Updates

Open Letter | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 15:30

To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Cc: Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister
Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Re: No federal funding for exploration drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

Media Release | Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 14:38

The Council of Canadians has learned Alton Gas appears to be working on site this week, despite a Supreme Court ruling in Nova Scotia overturning their industrial permit while they consult with Sipekne’katik First Nation.   

A large hole in the ground has appeared at the Alton Gas site and workers have been seen on site this week, raising questions about whether the company is doing work during the court-ordered consultation period with Sipekne’katik First Nation.   

Council Update | Monday, June 1, 2020 - 20:00

It is with deep gratitude and respect that the Council of Canadians’ Board of Directors announces that Maude Barlow is stepping down from her position of Honorary Chairperson.
 
The Board is immensely thankful for all that Maude has contributed to the organization, right from the Council’s formation in 1985 to the present day. She has provided unparalleled leadership, commitment and dedication to the Council of Canadians, its values, and efforts to bring people together to drive progressive change.
 

Joint Media Release | Monday, May 25, 2020 - 13:00

As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, an informal alliance of over 150 civil society groups, representing collective memberships of millions in Canada, are demanding these plans move us toward a more equitable and sustainable future, with the release, today, of six Principles for a Just Recovery.

Joint Media Release | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 20:30

OTTAWA – A total of 301 organizations, academics and former politicians from across the country are calling on all levels of government in Canada to take urgent steps to strengthen human rights oversight amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Release | Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 13:55

Earlier in April, the federal government announced several changes to the leadership of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). Michael Sabia, the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and former CEO of Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (CDPQ), is now Chair of the Board. 

Media Release | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 20:07

Ottawa—A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, representing one million three hundred thousand Canadians, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet asking that in the federal bailout to the oil and gas industry, expected later this week, no more money be given to companies, only to workers.

Open Letter | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 19:54

A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, representing one million three hundred thousand Canadians, have sent the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet asking that in the federal bailout to the oil and gas industry, expected later this week, no more money be given to companies, only to workers.

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, 

Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers 

Media Advisory | Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 17:15

On March 11, 2020, Vancouver earned the designation of “Blue Community” – a bold move which will keep water protected from privatization and ban the sale of bottled water in municipal buildings.

Join Councillors Christine Boyle (Vancouver) and Joe Keithley (Burnaby), Chief Kukpi7 Judy Wilson (Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs) and Joey Hartman (board member, the Council of Canadians) on March 23, 2020 to celebrate World Water Day as the Council of Canadians presents Blue Communities certificates to the City of Vancouver and the City of Burnaby.

Media Release | Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 17:00

Ottawa – Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland committed to changing the way Canada negotiates and adopts trade agreements in a letter released as Parliament discussed the ratification of NAFTA 2.1.