Updates

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 19:20

Win for effort to see moratorium and public inquiry on offshore drilling

Halifax/K’jpuktuk -- The Offshore Alliance is claiming MKI’s delay of its offshore seismic exploration project as a victory, following news that the company will take some time to “assess demand for seismic data from region.”

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 16:48

REGINA, TREATY 4 TERRITORY  –  Ten social and environmental justice organizations are set to intervene in Saskatchewan’s case against the federal carbon pricing plan, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), filing their final materials to the court record this week. The coalition, represented by the Kowalchuk Law Office, will be arguing for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to uphold the federal government’s carbon pricing plan as constitutional. They are one of 13 intervenors who have been accepted by the Court.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 16:33

MollyThe Council of Canadians is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Molly Kane.

Kane is the former executive director of the international social justice organization Inter Pares, and has extensive experience in organizational development including generational renewal, program transformation, and governance.

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 20:29

As the 193 countries currently participating in the UN climate change conference in Poland struggle to draft a survival plan for life on Earth, the Offshore Alliance is calling for the newly advertized offshore oil and gas leases surrounding Sable Island National Park Reserve to be cancelled. 

Media Release | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 18:15

The Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students are celebrating Bill C-76 passing in the Senate as a win for Democracy.

The restoration of voters rights in Bill C-76 was made possible by years of organizing by Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) members and supporters, alongside many other organizations.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 14:59

82% in Ontario want an end to bottled water extraction permits

The Council of Canadians released polling results today indicating that 82% of Ontario residents want the provincial government to permanently stop issuing permits for extracting groundwater to sell as bottled water.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 20:38

MaudeThe Council of Canadians’ Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow will be in Stockholm this Sunday for Water Matters, as part of the official Nobel Week programme.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 01:23

OTTAWA - The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (UMSCA) is an incomplete agreement with glaring points of contention and should not be signed in its current form by the Trudeau government, the Council of Canadians says.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 01:17

The Council of Canadians urges the Trudeau government to do its homework before signing the USMCA deal

OTTAWA – The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (UMSCA) is an incomplete agreement with glaring points of contention and should not be signed in its current form by the Trudeau government, the Council of Canadians says.