Media Release | Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 05:59

Ottawa — The new NAFTA, officially known as CUSMA just cleared a major step on the path to ratification as it started second reading in the House of Commons. But Canadians and Americans alike will already start to see the impacts where it counts— the dinner table, according to trade watchdogs and farmers on both sides of the Canada-US border.

Canadian consumers at risk of dairy products from sources with lower safety, health, and animal welfare standards.

Media Release | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:37

Ottawa— As the Canadian United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is slated to be debated in second reading this morning on the floor of the House of Commons, the Council of Canadians reiterates that the government is approving an incomplete agreement which has yet to be improved by U.S. Democrats.

Media Release | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:43

Ottawa – On the eve of Canada potentially ratifying the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Liberal cabinet deciding the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline, a new report reveals that not only is this pipeline a dubious economic investment with disastrous environmental consequences, but it will be specially protected by the new NAFTA.

Media Release | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 13:39


Ottawa — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland prepare to meet with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence in Ottawa this week to promote speedy passage of the new NAFTA, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Council of Canadians warns that by fast-tracking the deal the government is recklessly promoting Trump’s agenda and shutting down attempts by Democrats to make significant improvements to the deal.

Media Release | Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:08

BP shareholders just overwhelmingly voted to adopt the climate emissions targets of the Paris Agreement, throwing the corporation’s Nova Scotia offshore drilling operations into question. The resolution passed decisively with 99.14 per cent support.

Media Release | Friday, May 17, 2019 - 19:27

Ottawa – Earlier today, the United States agreed to remove its unilateral steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and Mexico. Many now feel that the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) can now be ratified. Remember: Canada and Mexico have said that they would not ratify the agreement with these tariffs in place.

Media Release | Monday, May 6, 2019 - 18:46

Urgent climate action must cut emissions in half within 11 years

May 6, 2019 (Montreal) — On the same day the UN released its dire report on the state of the planet’s biodiversity, a growing movement of youth, artists, workers, Indigenous peoples, scientists and faith leaders, including more than 60 organizations, unions and associations, launched a Pact for a Green New Deal in three cities across the country.

Media Release | Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 14:04

Ottawa – Today, after a request from the Belgian government, the European Court of Justice ruled that the investor court system (ICS) in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was compatible with European Union law. In response, the Council of Canadians is reminding the public that the debate is far from over and is urging the Canadian government to pull the plug on the ICS system in CETA.

Media Release | Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:08

The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) and the Council of Canadians are pleased with the federal government announcement today that it is banning offshore drilling in marine protected areas (MPAs). However, the groups are raising questions about whether the ban actually applies to current offshore drilling projects.

Media Release | Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 20:35

Newly released information further calls Industrial Approval into question

[Sipekne’katik District] – In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine into the Sipekne’katik/ Shubenacadie River would be out of compliance with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) general prohibition on the release of deleterious substances into waterways where fish frequent.