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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 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.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 12
Ailish Morgan | On February 13, members of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and allies gathered outside the Sarnia Courthouse to support an initial hearing against Shell Canada.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 11
Ailish Morgan | The Council of Canadians joined activists from the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network to form a "welcoming committee" for delegates at the largest gathering of the mineral industry in the world.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog February 27
Leila Darwish | For the last three days, concerned community members have been protesting Kinder Morgan contractors who are attempting yet again to do test drilling for their dirty tar sands pipeline.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog February 25
Dylan Penner | Rather than make it easier for people to vote and harder to get away with election fraud, the "Fair" Elections Act does the opposite. That's why the legislation is being challenged in court.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog February 13
Image: Environmental Defence Canada/flickr
Andrea Harden-Donahue | There are 23 days left to apply to intervene in the National Energy Board's Energy East pipeline review. Here's why you should take part.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 30
We'll be outside this hotel today at noon, join us! 101 Lyon Street North
Brent Patterson | Will premiers address the "elephant in the room" of increased carbon emissions from massive pipeline projects?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 26
Brent Patterson | Following Newfoundland's discontent, all provincial premiers and territorial leaders should also be thinking through the implications of CETA's investor-state provision on their provincial budgets.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 22
Leila Darwish | Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the ongoing Mount Polley Mine disaster, will be seeking the final permit to open its controversial Red Chris Mine in the Sacred Headwaters of B.C.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 14
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Preliminary assessments of four reports commissioned by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) from technical advisers are now available. Here's a 'good,' 'bad' and 'ugly' preliminary assessment.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 12
The Council of Canadians | Show your love for Canada’s democracy by taking the Voter Pledge and together we’ll vote in the new progressive government we all need and deserve.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 6
Tori Ball | On December 10, Colchester County approved Atlantic Industrial Services' (AIS) application to dispose of 28 million litres of fracking wastewater into the Debert Sewage Treatment plant.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 24
The Council of Canadians | The Council of Canadians has produced a parody of the Band Aid song Do they know it’s Christmas? in order to show solidarity with the people of Detroit affected by massive water shutoffs.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 18
Photo: Eugenio/flickr
Andrea Harden-Donahue | The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 18
Photo: GGAADD/flickr
Scott Harris | A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 17
Leila Darwish | The Site C hydroelectric dam is not clean, not green, not economical, and not in the public interest. This project must be opposed if we are to protect water and land, and respect Indigenous rights.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 17
Madhuresh Kumar | The struggle for access to water by people living in India's slums got a major boost by a Mumbai High Court judgment which held that it is the responsibility of the government to provide water to all.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 15
Photo: 350.org/flickr
Andrea Harden-Donahue | This Wednesday the European Union Parliament will again vote on the proposed EU Fuel Quality Directive, a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Photo: Sean Connors/flickr
Dylan Penner | Bill C-50, the so-called Citizen Voting Act, is a transparent attempt by Harper's Conservative government to suppress the votes for other parties. Again.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Aleah Loney | Much has changed since I wrote my last blog. We are a quarter of the way into the negotiations here at COP 20 in Lima.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Mark Calzavara | Grab the popcorn and have a look at these great shorts!
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Photo: Mathieu Delmestre/Parti socialiste
Scott Harris | Both houses of the French Parliament adopted resolutions opposing the investment protection rules in the proposed Canada-EU trade agreement, in the latest sign of growing opposition.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 1
Aleah Loney | Seven young people from across Canada arrived in Peru to begin the journey of holding this Canadian government to account for their blatant inaction on the climate.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 20
Scott Harris | A new report warns that expansive new protections in CETA's investment chapter could unleash a corporate litigation boom against Canada, the EU and individual EU member states.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 19
Cornwallis public forum
Andrea Harden-Donahue | It's been a week since our Atlantic Energy East tour wrapped up, and what a whirlwind it has been. The tour was ambitious with the hosting of five public forums, a series of meetings and site visits.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 17
Mark Calzavara | Whistleblower, Evan Vokes, was fired by TransCanada a week after he filed a formal complaint with the National Energy Board regarding concerns about TransCanada inspection practices.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 17
Angela Giles | The Atlantic Energy East tour has been great so far. Council of Canadians campaigners are working hard on the road to keep up the momentum against the pipeline. Keep the Atlantic tar sands free!

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