Groundswell 2018, taking place next week on June 22 and 23, will highlight the power of communities in Ottawa, throughout Ontario, and across Canada to challenge the Trudeau government on its growing list of broken promises and build resistance to the agenda of Ontario’s new Premier Doug Ford.
WHAT: The Council of Canadians will deliver of +30,000 signature petition against Offshore drilling in Nova Scotia
WHEN: Saturday June 10th, 10a.m.
WHERE: G7 Summit “Free Speech Zone” La Malbaie, Quebec
WHY: Trudeau is hosting a meeting with G7 leaders about ocean protection, but is still allowing offshore drilling to occur despite its real threats to ocean health and coastal communities.
Contact: Angela Giles, Atlantic regional organizer, Council of Canadians, (902) 478-5727
WHAT: This morning, the Council of Canadians will install a massive message at a farm 15km from La Malbaie along the 138, which is along the flight path of the leaders coming from Bagotville. The message will be a 50 by 35 metre “G7” with a red line through it.
WHEN: 9 a.m., June 8, 2018
The Council of Canadians held a press conference this morning from the G7 “free speech zone” in La Malbaie, Quebec, to call for this G7 summit to be the last one.
WHAT: Press conference at the G7
WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018
WHERE: In the “free speech zone”, La Malbaie, QC (in the park near the Musée de Charlevoix)
Groundswell 2018, taking place June 22-23, will highlight the power of communities in Ottawa, throughout Ontario, and across Canada to challenge the Trudeau government on its growing list of broken promises.
PM meets resistance to pipeline bail out from coast to coast
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – A piercing whistle interrupted Justin Trudeau’s speech at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Halifax on Friday.
“Justin Trudeau has made me an unwilling shareholder in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, currently owned by Kinder Morgan,” says whistleblower and Council of Canadians organizer Robin Tress. “So I am blowing the whistle on this terrible investment and on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for brokering this bad deal.”
Calgary AB (Treaty 7 Territory) – Members of Climate Justice Edmonton and the Council of Canadians disrupted a $200-a-plate luncheon between Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Calgary business leaders on Tuesday to call out the government's decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline System and Expansion Project (TMEP).
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the Trudeau government’s announcement that it will buy the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 billion.