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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 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
Blog - Brent Patterson November 17
Brent Patterson | Ontario prepares for a fight against tar sands pipelines
Blog - Brent Patterson November 16
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians challenges CETA in Canada today, Europe next week
Blog - Brent Patterson November 16
Brent Patterson | John Cartwright speaks against CETA in Toronto this morning
Blog - Brent Patterson November 13
Brent Patterson | Harper will acquiesce to European demands in the Canada-EU trade negotiations that will increase the cost of drugs in Canada by as much as $1 billion.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 13
Brent Patterson | Adrangi to speak in Kelowna on pipelines, Nov. 16
Blog - Brent Patterson November 13
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians calls for ban on fracking in Ontario
Blog - Brent Patterson November 12
Brent Patterson | Blue community win in Nanaimo ends bottled water sales in city-owned facilities
Blog - Brent Patterson November 12
Brent Patterson | POLL: Harper among the least trusted leaders in the Americas
Blog - Brent Patterson November 11
Brent Patterson | Coal threatens workers, water and the climate
Blog - Brent Patterson November 11
Brent Patterson | The Blue Planet Project and the struggle to protect the Wirikuta from mining
Blog - Brent Patterson November 10
Brent Patterson | Shell buys 10-years of water with funding of town’s wastewater plant
Blog - Brent Patterson November 10
Brent Patterson | Harper government fails to commit to the Experimental Lakes Area
Blog - Brent Patterson November 9
Brent Patterson | Reporter fired for articles that upset Conservative MP, signing a petition against Canada-China FIPA
Blog - Brent Patterson November 9
Brent Patterson | Chiefs of Ontario call on Harper to withdraw from Canada-China FIPA
Blog - Brent Patterson November 9
Brent Patterson | Drilling for oil & gas beside Lake Ainslie? No fracking way!
Blog - Brent Patterson November 7
Brent Patterson | “The asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Shouldice Hospital Limited, which was subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals, has expired.”
Blog - Brent Patterson November 7
Brent Patterson | CBC reports that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is clearly frustrated by the lack of progress on a Canada-India Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 7
Brent Patterson | On Friday, the judges will go to the Supreme Court of Justice to provide a copy of their decision, the document will also be given to the federal government and the Federal Electricity Commission.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 7
Brent Patterson | California rejects Proposition 37 – which would have made it the first U.S. state to require food companies to identify genetically modified (GM) ingredients.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 6
Brent Patterson | "The Council of Canadians have added their name to a growing list of organizations and groups, who are opposed to this massive coal mine proposal near Fanny Bay, B.C."
Blog - Brent Patterson November 5
Brent Patterson | Medha Patkar detained in protest against Pench water diversion project
Blog - Brent Patterson November 5
Brent Patterson | What happens if cities, provinces violate Canada-EU CETA?
Blog - Brent Patterson November 5
Brent Patterson | Please read this important letter we received from the St'at'imc Chiefs Council regarding the Canada-China FIPA.
Blog - Brent Patterson November 4
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow on PPT panel examining the La Parota dam
Blog - Brent Patterson November 4
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow en route to Mexico for Permanent Peoples Tribunal
Blog - Brent Patterson November 3
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians extends its solidarity to the ‘No Dash for Gas’ activists who are occupying (inside and on top of) a power station’s 90-metre-high chimneys in Nottinghamshire, England
Blog - Brent Patterson October 31
Brent Patterson | We only have days to stop the 31-year Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement.
Blog - Brent Patterson October 31
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow to participate in Permanent Peoples Tribunal in Mexico
Blog - Brent Patterson October 31
Brent Patterson | Pascua Lama mine scheduled to start in 2014

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