As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists has found that NAFTA’s existing regulations prevent Canada from reducing almost 1,500 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. This would nix any chance Canada has of meeting its Paris Agreement commitments on climate change.
Leading economists say deal is adding 1,488 megatonnes of emissions in Canada
As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists will be launched at a tele-press conference on Tuesday morning.
What: With news that the BP-commissioned West Aquarius rig is in en route to Nova Scotian waters in preparation for offshore drilling, Nova Scotians are headed to BP’s office to let them know they are not welcome. The ‘unwelcoming’ party will feature some short statements and compelling visuals.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. AT
Where: Gathering outside Founder’s Square, BP’s Halifax office (1701 Hollis Street)
K’JIPUKTUK/HALIFAX – Nova Scotians are expressing alarm at news that BP commissioned rig West Aquarius is now en route to drill offshore, despite not having final approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).
Hope, B.C./Stó:lō Territory – The Council of Canadians gathered at Nestlé’s bottling plant in Hope, B.C. yesterday to challenge its sustainability certification and to call on Premier John Horgan to phase out bottled water takings across the province.
VANCOUVER – A scientific panel appointed by the provincial government to review natural gas industry fracking operations conspicuously avoids tackling human health concerns, which can only be properly addressed by a full public inquiry, say public health groups, other non-governmental organizations and First Nations.
Not only has Prime Minister Trudeau broken his promise that 2015 would be the last First-Past-The-Post election, now the government is breaking its promise to undo former Prime Minister Harper’s so-called Fair Elections Act.
Despite a clear election promise to repeal undemocratic provisions in the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, the Trudeau government has failed to follow through. As a result, the Charter Challenge by the Canadian Federation of Students and the Council of Canadians, which seeks to remove those provisions will be heard this October, so it can be acted on before the October 2019 federal election.
WHAT: Press conference on the constitutional challenge and what happens next.
What: The Council of Canadians is hosting a boat tour of the Lunenburg Harbour to highlight the potential impacts offshore drilling may have on fisheries, local economies, and communities. BP was recently granted approval to conduct exploratory offshore drilling in Nova Scotia as early as this spring. The Council is also organizing a series of public town halls taking place in Halifax and on the south shore from March 20-22.
When: 11 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018.