Ottawa – Following GM’s announcement that it plans to close its Oshawa plant, The Council of Canadians expressed solidarity with Unifor’s fight to reverse the decision. It is successive free trade agreements, such as NAFTA, which have contributed to the decline of autoworker jobs in Canada, says the Council.
The Council of Canadians is calling on all donors to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to boycott the party and refuse to give it any more money. The Council argues this is a necessary response to the Ford government’s announcement today that it will eliminate the offices of two watchdogs that provide independent oversight of the provincial government.
Book critically examines the impact of corporatization on the public sector
The upcoming launch of Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Servi
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.
WHAT: The Kingston launch of two new books on the remaking of public services in Canada and the United States:
WHAT: 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.
WHAT: 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.
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.
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.