Updates

Media Release | Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 19:36

Ontario – The Council of Canadians, Food & Water Watch, FLOW and Oil and Water Don’t Mix welcome lawsuits filed today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to block plans by Enbridge Inc to build a new tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac and shut down the existing 66-year-old pipelines.

Media Release | Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 14:25

Ottawa – At its Annual Members Meeting this past weekend, the membership of the Council of Canadians elected John Cartwright, longtime Labour Leader and current President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, as its new Chairperson.

Through his activism spanning decades, Cartwright has helped champion better public transit, water protection, and campaigned to defend vital public services in Toronto and across the country.

He looks forward to his new leadership role within the Council of Canadians.

Media Release | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 14:07

Council of Canadians votes unanimously to call for RCMP Civilian Complaint Report to be released immediately

Ottawa — On the desk of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is an interim report that Council of Canadians members, Mi’kmaq water protectors, and other anti-fracking activists from New Brunswick, have been waiting six years to see. It addresses community complaints about policing issues experienced on the front lines of the 2013 shale gas protest in Kent County, New Brunswick, which was also called “Elsipogtog” and “Rexton” in media accounts.

Media Release | Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 18:22

Less than 24 hours after declaring a climate emergency the government has approved the climate-killing Trans Mountain pipeline. Today’s decision is proof the government is just pretending to care about climate change, according to the Council of Canadians.

Media Release | Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 14:41

Canada continues to engage in negotiations with the right-wing extremist Bolsonaro government of Brazil, as part of the Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement talks. The Bolsonaro government is explicitly anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-black, anti-Indigenous, anti-worker and anti-environment — the very opposite of the values the Trudeau government claims to hold.

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

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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.