We are facing the most severe public health crisis in a century, a plummet in the global price of oil, and the closures of entire economies. But this unprecedented crisis is unveiling the deeper, and slower-moving crises of inequality and precarity of work facing many people.
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Earlier this spring, the Alberta government revealed their plan to remove 175 of Alberta’s provincial parks from the park system without public consultation or park-by-park justification. This move undermines democracy and threatens the commons; the ecological, social and cultural resources, and heritages that are shared by all.
The Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Medicine Hat chapters of the Council of Canadians hosted an online town hall meeting on June 17, 2020 to discuss this threat.
2020 marks the beginning of the creation of Museum of Water, a three-year project with UK artist Amy Sharrocks, which will culminate in 2022. During Luminato’s virtual festival Amy was joined online by Mark Calzavara from the Council of Canadians to delve into some of the major water issues facing communities across Toronto and Ontario. June 12, 2020
Representatives of the collective “Putaendo Resiste” from Chile’s central region speak about their long struggle to declare themselves “Chile’s first territory free of mining” and how that process has recently been made even more complicated due to COVID-19. MiningWatch Canada will also briefly update on the project and its links to Canadian capital. Over the last decade, Canada has become the most important foreign investor in mining in Chile. The conflict in Putaendo with “Los Andes Copper” represents the power of Canadian interests in mining development in Chile.
This webinar features Mike Davis, Maude Barlow and Martin Schirdewan and took place on May 6, 2020.
With Maude Barlow (Canada), Robert Bilott (USA) and Andy Szasz (USA, moderator)
Webinar on the high stakes of public-private partnerships, the Canada Infrastructure Bank, and a green & just economic recovery from COVID.
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The Canadian government is planning to spend billions on infrastructure to stimulate the economy and recover from COVID-19, including new transit projects and green infrastructure.
This webinar features Walden Bello, Thea Riofrancos and Grace Blakeley and took place on April 29, 2020.