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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 3
Diane Connors | This week marked the official start of COP21 in Paris, the United Nations climate conference. Diane Connors sends her first report from the ground.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 19
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Brigette DePape | The site for the Petronas LNG terminal was chosen without the consultation of local First Nations and Skeena communities, and the Lax Kw'alaams First Nations voted against the proposed terminal.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 22
Photo: Don Hoffman
Brent Patterson | The Northern First Nations Leadership Alliance has called on incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reject the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 22
Photo: Council of Canadians
Brent Patterson | Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is suing Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for $700 million in future lost profit.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 15
Photo: mtsrs/flickr
Dylan Penner | Our movements need to be ready for the election campaign to continue in a new form after October 19 if the Conservatives do not win a majority.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 13
Dylan Penner | The outcome of election 2015 is far from certain. And when Harper loses it will be -- at least in part -- because movements showed him the door.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 6
Michael Butler | For Canadians, the TPP is another poison pill trade deal that patients are being forced to swallow.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 17
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Pipeline politics has been on the uptick, reflecting growing opposition to tar sands development across Canada. Here is where the parties stand on four major proposed tar sands export pipelines.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 17
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Pipeline politics has been on the uptick in recent years and the federal election is no exception.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 2
Image: North Atlantic Right Whale button produced by the Council of Canadians
Mark D'Arcy | Why would TransCanada start borehole drilling just as whales and migratory birds are coming into the Bay of Fundy in increasing numbers in August and September?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 26
Andrea Harden-Donahue | TransCanada has inked a deal with natural gas distributors. This ends a high-profile conflict standing in the way of TransCanada's Energy East ambitions.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 24
Otterburne pipeline explosion, 2014
Mark Calzavara | TransCanada's pipeline Integrity Management Program is supposed to prevent ruptures like this. It failed.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 24
Dylan Penner | Three weeks into the 42nd federal election. At least 10 social media fails. This is shaping up to be quite the election.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 21
Michael Butler | There seems to be a conspicuous absence of any talk regarding Canadian health care this election and the devastation caused to the system over the past nine years of Conservative rule.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog July 30
In Vancouver, Council of Canadians activists shone light on secret negotiations
Council of Canadians | According to a document leaked on Wikileaks, the CBC and Canada Post could be jeopardized by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement being negotiated this week.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog July 29
Maude Barlow | The UN says water is a human right, Canada says it's a corporate free-for-all.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog July 15
Andrea Harden-Donahue | From August 3-7, people will be walking along the proposed Energy East pipeline route from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake, drawing attention to the threats posed by TransCanada's proposed pipeline.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog July 15
Photo: Dylan Penner
Dylan Penner | We can bring about change by getting organized in our communities and we can start with all of us taking the voter pledge right now.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog June 25
Jamian Logue | This past Sunday, in her 100th year and with loving family at her side in Guelph, Ontario, our dear friend Vi Morgan peacefully passed away.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog June 24
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Mark your calendars! July 4 and 5 are key dates to hit the streets for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog June 1
Angela Giles | What an incredible day! Well over 500 people participated in the march and rally to the End of the Line in Red Head, New Brunswick.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 27
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Michael Butler | It’s a sad day for health care in British Columbia as Dr. Profit (Brian Day) was elected president of the Doctors of B.C
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 22
Brigette DePape | Will you join us in taking action and collecting vote pledges this summer? Alone we can do very little, but together, we can make a huge change.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 20
Dylan Penner | It may seem like the fight to stop Bill C-51 has run its course since it recently passed in the House of Commons, but it's not a done deal yet.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog April 10
Tori Ball | On April 8, 2015, a coalition of 24 groups attempted to present Premier Stephen McNeil with a letter urging him to attend next week's meeting of the premiers on climate change.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog April 9
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Cancellation of the controversial Cacouna port means that the spotlight is going to shift to New Brunswick, home to the only massive export port currently on the books for the Energy East project.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog April 9
Mark D'Arcy | Cacuna stopped it. South Portland stopped it. Now it is Red Head's turn to stand up against the tar sands pipeline.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog April 8
Michael Butler | Today, April 8th, 2015, is International Romani Day which will be commemorated in many cities across Canada.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 27
Michael Butler | March 31st, 2015, marks the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 26
Image: Proposed Squamish LNG Plant on the Howe Sound's western shore. Image borr
Emma Lui | On Monday, the Council of Canadians made a submission to the B.C. Environment Assessment Office calling on the B.C. government to reject the Woodfibre LNG project.

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