Updates

Council Update | Monday, January 10, 2022 - 20:59


We are pleased to announce that the Council of Canadians Board of Directors has recently welcomed three new members: Lily Chang, Tara Seucharan, and Bianca Mugyenyi.

Together, they bring a wealth of experience in the climate justice movement, labour, anti-racism, international solidarity, and grassroots activism. We are proud to welcome their powerful voices to our Board and look forward to working closely with them. 

Lily Chang

Joint Letter | Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 09:00


The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health

The Honourable Mona Fortier
President, Treasury Board of Canada
 

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Freeland, Minister Duclos and Minister Fortier:

Joint Letter | Monday, December 13, 2021 - 14:39

Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada


Re: Ongoing Weapons Exports to Saudi Arabia

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

Joint Media Release | Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 17:00

Kijipuktuk (Halifax) – A group of eight different provincial environmental and community organizations from across Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia held a press conference today in Halifax calling on the Nova Scotia government for an immediate moratorium on all forest harvesting on Crown lands until the recommendations from William Lahey’s 2018 forestry report are fully implemented and operational.

Media Release | Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 14:41

Majority foreign-owned oil corporations work through CAPP, Canada’s top oil and gas lobby group, to shape policy and block climate action, the report shows.

THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS, CCPA BC, CCPA SASKATCHEWAN

Op-ed | Monday, December 6, 2021 - 17:25

Op-ed published in the Hill Times, December 3, 2021. Co-authored by By Ketty Nivyabandi, Madhukar Pai, and Christina Warner.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not tired of saying it throughout the pandemic: “No one is safe until everyone is safe.” But Canada’s global vaccine diplomacy has made the world less safe, not more.

Open Letter | Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 17:00

Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6
Email: mary.ng@parl.gc.ca

Dear Minister Ng:

Joint Letter | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 15:34

Joint letter from 105 groups

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Health and
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Dear Ministers,

We demand government oversight of all genetically engineered foods and seeds including those produced through gene editing. All genetically engineered foods and seeds should be subject to government safety assessments and mandatory reporting to government.

Joint Media Release | Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:00

For immediate release

Organizers deliver ticking “climate clock” to the Prime Minister's Office 

350.ORG, COUNCIL OF CANADIANS, GREEN ECONOMY NETWORK, CLIMATE STRIKE CANADA, MIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK - ONTARIO, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, STAND.EARTH, CLIMATE JUSTICE OTTAWA

Media Advisory | Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 13:00

For Immediate Release