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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 November 5
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Andrea Harden-Donahue | Opposition is building right across the pipeline path. To stop tar sands expansion and the downstream impacts. To protect our climate for future generations. Join us, help stop Energy East!
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 4
Brigette DePape | How we react to the Kinder Morgan blockade is critical in setting a precedent for how we react to Harper's dirty energy and pipeline agenda across the country.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog November 3
Michael Butler | Buried in the omnibus budget bill C-43 are sections 172 and 173, designed to deny health and social assistance to refugees.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 29
Michael Butler | This morning, numerous health organizations across Ontario called on the provincial government to ban medical tourism.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 28
Scott Harris | The longer talks on the TPP stretch on, the more pressure there is to show some progress and to ultimately seal the deal. The question remains what countries like Canada will be willing to sacrifice.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 23
Angela Giles | This past Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the RCMP raid on the 134 encampment in Rexton, N.B., close to the Elsipogtog First Nation.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 22
Emma Lui | Last week on October 11, over 300 events were organized in 34 countries for the Global Frackdown, an international day of action to ban fracking.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 22
Scott Harris | The Hupcasasath First Nation sent a letter to the Premier of China last week, giving notice that the Hupacasath does not consider itself bound by the terms of the agreement.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 17
Michael Butler | Even a cursory look at the results of private MRI clinics & the research done on 2-tiered health services shows that this privateering hurts the majority of us and reduces the speed & quality of care
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 8
Emma Lui | Take action in the Global Frackdown, and participate in the Fracking Wastewater Bucket Challenge to bring attention to the risks of fracking wastewater.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog October 3
Emma Lui | With the federal election slated for next year, we need to ensure candidates take a position on a hydraulic fracturing and listen to the hundreds of communities calling for a ban on fracking.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 29
Michael Butler | It is no exaggeration to say that the future of our public health care and a system that values all patients equally is at stake.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 26
Angela Giles | New Brunswick elected a new government this week that has committed to enacting a moratorium on shale gas in the province. Congratulations for this goes to the anti-shale gas movement.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 24
Joseph Boutilier, Alex Guest | We met for the first time in a coffee shop on Wellington to share stories of the road. We had plenty in common. This summer, unaware of each other’s existence, the two of us cycled to Ottawa from oppo
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 24
Tracey Mitchell | Monday's "Flood Wall Street" action was high-energy and powerful, making the connection between capitalism, big corporations and climate change.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 23
Tracey Mitchell | One of the greatest strengths of the People's Climate March was having so many people working on so many aspects of the climate crisis, but putting their own twist on it.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 22
Photo: Tracey Mitchell
Tracey Mitchell | After 25 years of inaction by government and industry, it is hard for people to continue to act, to continue to believe that climate justice is possible. This weekend, that may have changed.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 19
Conseil des Canadiens | Au moment où le Nouveau Brunswick se prépare à voter, le Conseil des Canadiens dévoile la position des partis sur le gaz de schiste, les conservateurs manquent à l’appel
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 19
Council of Canadians | As New Brunswickers get ready to vote, the Council of Canadians releases party positions on shale gas, Conservatives missing in action
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 19
Image: Flickr/K Hayashi
Brigette DePape | The Yukon, like B.C., is home to some of the largest shale gas deposits on the planet. Now the Harper Government has set its sights on the moratorium on fracking, in place since 2012.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 15
Scott Harris | With China's ratification of the Canada-China FIPA long since signed, sealed, and delivered, Canada's ratification of the deal means it will enter into force on October 1.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 12
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Much of the anti-fracking activism has focused on stopping it at its source -- but what if we tried to stop it at its destination too?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 12
Photo: Sébastien Bertrand/flickr
Scott Harris | The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 9
Scott Harris | Canada and the European Union announced on September 8 that they had completed negotiations on the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Say what?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 8
Angela Giles | We are thrilled and proud after years of anti-fracking work, it paid off. And it was really wonderful to not just witness this historical moment, but for all of us collectively to play a role in it.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 3
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Thousands of people will be marching in New York on Sept. 21 in support of a world safe from the ravages of climate change with good jobs, clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 2
Leila Darwish | The fight against fracking, fracked gas pipelines and LNG terminals is heating up in B.C. Resistance is on the rise -- communities in B.C. are mobilizing to take a stand against a fractured future.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 1
Dylan Penner | A federal Peoples' Platform would be a new tool to pressure federal election candidates and parties to adopt more progressive positions and could be a strong part of our on-the-ground organizing.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 1
Leila Darwish | As the mining company and government make assurances about the safety and containment of the spill, distrust and concern amongst the local communities runs high.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 26
Michael Butler | Now more than ever we need to tell our provincial governments to say no to CETA and yes to Universal Pharmacare.

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