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Brent Patterson is the Political Director at the Council of Canadians. He works with the Council's chairperson Maude Barlow, its campaigners, organizers and chapters across the country on trade, energy, water, and health care issues. The Council has political staff in Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax, Delhi, Durban and Mexico City.

UPDATE: Council conference/ AGM in Saskatoon, Oct. 25-27, 2013

| October 28, 2012

From October 25-27, 2013, the Council of Canadians will be holding its annual general meeting/ conference in Saskatoon!

Some of the issues that we have been following just this year in Saskatchewan include:
NEWS: Saskatchewan forms new ‘Water Security Agency’
NEWS: Council activists attend petition delivery at Saskatchewan Legislature against nuclear waste
NEWS: Vale potash mine in Saskatchewan delayed
UPDATE: Saskatoon city council reverses call for CETA exemption but debate continues
NEWS: Most Canadians oppose natural gas fracking (including 64 per cent of people in Saskatchewan)

And notably, as CBC Saskatchewan has reported, “The Saskatchewan riding of Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar is now caught up in the ongoing controversy concerning allegations of improper telephone calls, dubbed robocalls, made on election day.”

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations represent 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The city-name ‘Saskatoon’ comes from the Cree word sâskwatôn. The First Nations in Saskatoon are primarily Cree or Dakota, but there are also Saulteaux, Assiniboine, and Dene communities. Saskatoon also has a substantial Métis population. We look forward to connecting with with Indigenous leadership and peoples in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan, learning about their priorities and concerns, and having those issues a key part of this meeting.

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