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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto's financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.

Blog - Brent Patterson January 12
Brent Patterson | Council joins with Manitoba Chiefs in opposition to C-38 and C-45
Blog - Brent Patterson January 11
Brent Patterson | A photo essay and report back on the Idle No More protest in Ottawa on Friday, January 11.
Blog - Brent Patterson January 5
Brent Patterson | ExxonMobil to pursue massive oil project offshore of Newfoundland
Blog - Brent Patterson January 2
Brent Patterson | The Blue Planet Project and the World Social Forum
Blog - Brent Patterson December 30
Brent Patterson | Chief Garry John at solidarity blockade
Blog - Brent Patterson December 22
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians on the streets in solidarity with Idle No More
Blog - Brent Patterson December 19
Brent Patterson | A visit to support Chief Spence’s hunger strike
Blog - Brent Patterson December 19
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence
Blog - Brent Patterson December 18
Brent Patterson | UPDATE: More than 25,000 sign petition in support of the Fort Nelson First Nation’s concerns about water use and fracking
Blog - Brent Patterson December 15
Brent Patterson | UPDATE: Council calls for increased pension benefits as finance ministers meet at Meech Lake
Blog - Brent Patterson December 14
Brent Patterson | UPDATE: Further action by Harper on Canada-China FIPA will mean legal challenge
Blog - Brent Patterson December 14
Brent Patterson | UPDATE: Our legal challenge against Schedule 2 goes to Federal Court on February 27-28
Blog - Brent Patterson December 13
The Council banner visible at the protest.
Brent Patterson | More than 200 people gathered in the Peace Arch Park on the British Columbia-Washington state border recently to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Blog - Brent Patterson December 6
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians' Mid Island chapter at open-house protest against Trans Mountain pipeline
Blog - Brent Patterson December 4
Brent Patterson | Look for the Blue Planet Project banner at upcoming actions
Blog - Brent Patterson December 3
Brent Patterson | CBC National News coverage of challenge against Hudbay mining company in Guatemala
Blog - Brent Patterson December 2
PHOTO: The march commemorating Mariano Abarca.
Brent Patterson | Hundreds of people gathered in Comalapa, Chiapas, Mexico this past week for three days of information sessions, training and to exchange of experiences to challenge the impacts of mining companies.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 30
Brent Patterson | Several days of powerful social movement protests against the WTO began 13 years ago today in Seattle.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 30
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is organizing a public discussion on Line 9 that will take place on December 12 in Ottawa.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 28
Brent Patterson | On November 21, 262 Members of the European Parliament -- more than one-third of MEPs -- voted in support of a moratorium on fracking in Europe.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 28
Brent Patterson | The Blue Planet Project participated in a ‘Misión Civil de Observación’ in San Jose del Progreso, Mexico last week. The following is a chronology of the situation in San Jose del Progreso.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 27
Brent Patterson | Barlow to speak in support of challenge against Hudbay Minerals in Toronto, Nov. 28
Blog - Brent Patterson November 27
Brent Patterson | Third anniversary of the death of Mariano Abarca Roblero
Blog - Brent Patterson November 27
Brent Patterson | Today is an international day of action in support of the Unist’ot’en clan and their opposition to pipelines that would cross their territory.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 27
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow and university professor David Schindler spoke to an audience of more than 400 people this evening at a ‘Save the Experimental Lakes Area’ public forum
Blog - Brent Patterson November 25
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians calls on Ontario to follow Quebec’s lead on fracking moratorium
Blog - Brent Patterson November 25
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians among ‘domestic groups of concern’ to the RCMP at the G8/G20 summits in June 2010
Blog - Brent Patterson November 25
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians launches ‘election fraud’ hotline in advance of by-elections
Blog - Brent Patterson November 25
Brent Patterson | Council asks ‘Where is Harper?’ for key talks on health care in Halifax
Blog - Brent Patterson November 22
Brent Patterson | As Council of Canadians Ontario-Quebec organizer Mark Calzavara reported yesterday, the proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon, Ontario has been defeated

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