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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 21
Brent Patterson | In this op-ed, Maude Barlow and Andrea Harden-Donahue write about the Reclaim the Power march that took place on December 16.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 21
Brent Patterson | I am now back in Ottawa and seeing the reports about the Copenhagen Accord. We'll have more analysis soon, but the news is not good.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 18
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow and Council of Canadians staff participated in the 10,000-person strong 'Reclaim Power!' march in Copenhagen yesterday.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 17
Brent Patterson | Will the next two days shake the world?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 17
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians delivers 3,000 petitions to Canadian embassy.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 16
Brent Patterson | ACTION ALERT: Denounce the emissions targets in leaked Harper document
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 16
Brent Patterson | Police violence against people’s assembly for climate justice.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 16
Brent Patterson | Police attack climate justice march
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 16
Brent Patterson | We are at Taarnby Station!
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 16
Brent Patterson | ‘Reclaim Power!’ action tomorrow morning
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 15
Brent Patterson | UPDATE: Maude Barlow speaks on water and climate change.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 14
Brent Patterson | Council marches with No One Is Illegal in Copenhagen.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 14
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow denounces the tar sands in Copenhagen.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 14
Brent Patterson | Climate talks head into second week.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Brent Patterson | The Globe and Mail reports that Danish police on Sunday detained "more than 200 people on a second day of demonstrations..."
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians will be joining the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Rainforest Action Network, the Indigenous Peoples Power Project, and the UK Tar Sands Group for a demonstration.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Shopenhagen
Brent Patterson | Johann Hari writes in The Independent that, "Our leaders are aren't giving us Hopenhagen - they're giving us Cokenhagen, a sugary feelgood hit filled with sickly additives and no nutrition..."
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | While the real momentum (and power) for change is on the streets, we have been tracking the status of the COP 15 negotiations as best as we can.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow comments on today's march and the arrests.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | 100,000 about to march to the Bella Centre
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | What if Copenhagen fails?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | Copenhagen police detain 68 climate activists.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | The EU on emission reductions and climate financing
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Police crack down on youth.
Brent Patterson | In advance of Saturday's march, the local police appear to be targetting youth by searching their backpacks.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | It's about 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon here - and we're still going fairly strong with only a little sleep on the flight over. We're at the Klimaforum now, which is a beautiful beehive of activity.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Anil Naidoo and Brent Patterson arrive in Copenhagen
Brent Patterson | It's now past 1:00 am and we have arrived safely in Frankfurt en route to Copenhagen. What better time than now to comment on the issue of climate financing?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signing the "Shiprider" agreement in May 2009
Stuart Trew | New maritime security law will deputize U.S. officers "in every part of Canada" during integrated operations
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
From the left: Anil Naidoo, Maude Barlow, Andrea Harden-Donahue, and Brent Patterson
Brent Patterson | A team from the Council of Canadians is now preparing to depart for the climate summit in Copenhagen.

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