Updates

Thursday, November 11, 2018

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Kingston launch of two new books on the remaking of public services in Canada and the United States:

Thursday, November 11, 2018

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2018

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2018

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

Thursday, October 10, 2018

Press release

Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts

Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia – More than 50 people set out from Mahone Bay and Lower Prospect today to defend their communities, the lobster fishery, and the coastally-dependent tourism industry from the risks of offshore drilling.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Coastal touring companies stage ‘peaceful paddling’ flotilla against offshore drilling

Tourism industry relies on pristine beaches, oil-free shores, positive perception of Nova Scotia’s coasts

What: Two non-motorized paddling flotillas raising awareness about BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia, hosted by local outfitters and activists.

Tuesday, October 10, 2018

Fort McMurray, AB – The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor today in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine. The hearings began last week on what would be the largest ever tar sands mine, if built.

The Council will be presenting evidence that the proposed tar sands project is not in the public interest, is economically, socially, and environmentally unacceptable, and will be calling on the Panel to reject Teck’s proposal.

Monday, October 10, 2018

Ahead of a major conference on ‘Canada’s East Coast energy future’, new polling indicates slightly more Nova Scotians are likely to oppose than support BP drilling offshore Nova Scotia. 

“Government officials are meeting with representatives of fossil fuel, clean energy industries, and First Nations leaders to talk about our energy future this week,” says Robin Tress of The Council of Canadians. “We think they need to hear the message that drilling offshore for oil needs to be part of our past, not our future.”