Montreal, March 22, 2019 – The City of Montreal and McGill University received today the Blue Community certification as part of World Water Day.
Edmonton, AB — In a decision released on Tuesday, the National Energy Board (NEB) rejected a motion supported by environmental groups, First Nations, municipal governments, and community groups to include climate impacts in its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX).
Ottawa, ON — The Council of Canadians was proud to stand with the land defenders leading a counter-rally to the #UnitedWeRoll convoy yesterday.
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.”
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.