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Council of Canadians' blog

The Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizens' organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Frustrated by governments like ours, activists have taken over space for an unprecedented occupation of the UN climate talks. Using the human microphone, the large crowd is shouting strong messages.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Andrea Harden-Donahue | With a mere 36 more hours to go until the end of the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced the approval of the Joslyn North Oil Sands Mine.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 7
Council of Canadians | In advance of today's anticipated Canada- U.S. border deal signing in Washington, D.C., privacy and civil liberties advocates are releasing a 12-point statement of principles.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 6
Andrea Harden-Donahue | This Monday representatives of nearly 200 nations assembled in Durban, South Africa for the first day of the next major round of international climate negotiations.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Andrea Harden-Donahue | As UN climate talks continue in Durban, South Africa, Canada's reputation continues its downward spiral.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 4
Andrea Harden-Donahue | The controversy over news reports that the Harper government plans to announce legal departure from the Kyoto Protocol on December 23 continue to reverberate.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 29
Council of Canadians | The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Council of Canadians have been granted intervener status in the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board's legal challenge in defence of the Wheat Board.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 29
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Wow. What a way to kick off the first day of UN climate negotiations (sarcasm intended). Here's a rundown of a number of emerging stories and some work we've been engaged in.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 28
Council of Canadians | As COP17 is underway in Durban, news reports indicate that the Harper government intends to leave the Kyoto Protocol.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 24
Council of Canadians | RCMP records obtained under freedom of information legislation reveal a disturbing relationship between the national police force and corporations.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 6
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow joined more than 12,000 peaceful demonstrators from across North America to surround the White House in a shout out for climate justice.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 6
Photo: Lafayette Square
Brent Patterson | In just a few hours, about 5,000 people are expected to converge on Lafayette Square, a small park just north of the White House, for the #Surround action against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 5
Photo: Brent Patterson
Brent Patterson | On the eve of the #Surround action against the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House, we are at the All Souls Church on 16th Street in Washington with about 500 others.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 19
Brent Patterson | rabble.ca will live-stream the "Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance" conference this Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 17
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians, the Trade Justice Network, RQIC and Attac France/ the Seattle to Brussels Network have just concluded a 'Trojan Horse' action on Parliament Hill.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 16
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow joined Occupy Ottawa at Confederation Park Saturday.
Brent Patterson | About 25 Council of Canadians chapters participated in 21 occupations across Canada this weekend.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 14
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians supports the Occupy movement. The world-wide occupations seek to draw attention to the corporate control of our economy, and the resulting wealth inequalities.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 27
Brent Patterson | At just after 4 p.m. yesterday, the RCMP and Ottawa Police Service escorted the remaining 50 people who had crossed the fence off the grounds of Parliament Hill.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 27
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow was arrested in a non-violent civil disobedience action on Parliament Hill yesterday morning while attempting to express her opposition to the tar sands.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 26
Brent Patterson | More than 1,000 people are on Parliament Hill this morning to deliver a message to the Harper government -- the destruction caused by the tar sands must stop.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 22
Brent Patterson | Canada and the U.S. are close to agreeing on a joint policing program that could give U.S. security agencies substantial control of their northern border while deputizing U.S. police agents in Canada.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 16
Brent Patterson | Be sure to go to all-candidates debates, write letters to the editor, call in to radio programs, and ask candidates these questions at your front door too.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 2
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Today the Council of Canadians joined with the Indigenous Environmental Network and Greenpeace Canada to send a clear message to Gary Doer: stop lobbying for the Keystone XL pipline.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog June 24
Andrea Harden-Donahue | 'System Change not Climate Change' is a multi-media tool for climate justice that is being organized by the Council of Canadians' Climate Justice for People and the Planet campaign.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog June 5
Council of Canadians | The Council of Canadians applauds the courageous action of 21-year-old Senate page Brigette DePape.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 13
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Add your voice to the demand to stop Arctic offshore drilling by signing an international statement.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 13
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Council of Canadians is working with Canadian and international partners to demand a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 9
Andrea Harden-Donahue | An open letter sent by organizations to the Arctic Coastal State Foreign Ministers of Canada, U.S., Russia, Greenland, Denmark and Norway, demanding a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 6
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow writes, "The 2011 federal election was historic in many ways and most of us are still trying to process the outcome. It is crucial that we pause to reflect on its meaning."
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 4
Maude Barlow | The 2011 federal election was historic in many ways and most of us are still trying to process the outcome. It is crucial that we pause to reflect on its meaning and think carefully about next steps.

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