Updates

Media Release | Monday, November 4, 2019 - 16:58

Following the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Fall Conference, the Council of Canadians, the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, the Clean Ocean Action Committee and the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, are holding a public event about the fight against offshore drilling in Canada and in the coastal United States. 

Participants will hear from Mayor Sheila Davies (Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina), Councilor John Weber (Bradley Beach, New Jersey), and the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia about the international effort to stop offshore drilling. 

Media Release | Friday, November 29, 2019 - 21:40

On November 6, Los Angeles will become the first major city in the United States to earn the designation of “Blue Community” – a bold move that will keep water protected from privatization. The Council of Canadians has been working with communities across Canada and internationally to pressure municipalities to commit to the Blue Communities principles.

Media Advisory | Friday, November 1, 2019 - 17:22

What:     A press conference announcing that 12 municipal governments from Chester to Digby have called on the provincial and federal governments to launch a public inquiry into the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of offshore drilling and exploration in Nova Scotia’s waters.

Media Release | Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 15:19

Yesterday, millions of voters went to the polls and elected a Liberal minority government, shifting the balance of power across the country. This represents a major change in Ottawa not seen since the 2011 election, and puts the future of the country in the hands of the Canadian public, who now have the power to impact the agenda in Ottawa like never before.

Media Release | Friday, September 27, 2019 - 20:47

Resolution targets commercial bottling following more than 1400% increase in water bottle exports from B.C. to the U.S. in last decade.

Vancouver — In an unprecedented move, local governments and First Nations throughout B.C. have just passed a resolution calling on the B.C. government to stop issuing water licences to commercial water bottling operations in the province. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) passed the resolution today at their annual convention in Vancouver.

Media Release | Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 13:35

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Media Release | Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 19:36

Ontario – The Council of Canadians, Food & Water Watch, FLOW and Oil and Water Don’t Mix welcome lawsuits filed today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to block plans by Enbridge Inc to build a new tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac and shut down the existing 66-year-old pipelines.

Media Release | Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 14:25

Ottawa – At its Annual Members Meeting this past weekend, the membership of the Council of Canadians elected John Cartwright, longtime Labour Leader and current President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, as its new Chairperson.

Through his activism spanning decades, Cartwright has helped champion better public transit, water protection, and campaigned to defend vital public services in Toronto and across the country.

He looks forward to his new leadership role within the Council of Canadians.

Media Release | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 14:07

Council of Canadians votes unanimously to call for RCMP Civilian Complaint Report to be released immediately

Ottawa — On the desk of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is an interim report that Council of Canadians members, Mi’kmaq water protectors, and other anti-fracking activists from New Brunswick, have been waiting six years to see. It addresses community complaints about policing issues experienced on the front lines of the 2013 shale gas protest in Kent County, New Brunswick, which was also called “Elsipogtog” and “Rexton” in media accounts.