Updates

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 20:16

 

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and democratic legitimacy.

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:04

Days after BP spilled drilling mud offshore of Nova Scotia, more than 25 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Canadians have sent an open letter calling on Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to halt BP’s offshore drilling near Sable Island National Park Reserve. The letter calls on McKenna to revisit the approval of BP’s application in light of new expert evidence that the project’s risks were not fully assessed.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 21:27

BP reported today that it spilled 136 000L of drilling mud offshore Nova Scotia during the first of seven of its ultra deepwater wells. The Council of Canadians has been raising the many severe risks of this project for years.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 17:00

Ottawa – Today, Trade Minister François Champagne quietly tabled legislation to implement the  Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a rebranded version of the controversial TPP. The Council of Canadians is deeply concerned by the government’s attempt to sneak the deal through Parliament.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:00

As Trump launches a trade war, Canada is hamstrung by a little-known NAFTA clause that packs a huge climate punch. It’s the energy proportionality clause that gives the U.S. first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 18:46

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.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 20:00

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

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 17:36
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 13:09

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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

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 16:25

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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.