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Founded in 1985, 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.
November 22, 2016 |
Vigils were organized in more than 45 communities across the country to oppose the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. Here are reports from some of them.
September 8, 2016 |
More than 50 groups have sent a letter to Trudeau and Minister Carr urging the government to overhaul the National Energy Board before it decides how to proceed with the two proposed oil pipelines.
September 1, 2016 |
While debate rages in Europe about CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, a new report warns that the deal could lower food safety standards.
August 22, 2016 |
Water protection, health care, pipeline opposition, Indigenous solidarity, prisoner rights, and more. Gord Downie is far more than a musician.
August 2, 2016 |
First Nations and civil society groups oppose it but Trudeau approved it -- a permit for the Site C dam -- a 60-metre high, 1,050-metre-long earth-filled dam and hydroelectric generation station.
July 19, 2016 |
Send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and your premier now demanding that our governments protect Canada's most cherished social program and implement universal pharmacare.
July 6, 2016 |
Thanks to Brexit and the fact that our largest EU trading partner is no longer in CETA, the Council of Canadians is calling on Trudeau to do a proper cost-benefit analysis of CETA.
June 28, 2016 |
Today, the Council of Canadians dropped banners off overpasses in Toronto and set up a pirate radio station for commuters to learn about the 200,000 Ontarians without access to public health care.
June 17, 2016 |
If the National Energy Board's revised review process, already beleaguered with problems, is credible it will show there is no social licence for Energy East and the pipeline can't and won't be built.
May 26, 2016 |
Ben Gotschall, who lives in Nebraska along the rejected Keystone XL route, is warning New Brunswickers that the Energy East pipeline could spill up to 2.62 million litres of oil daily.
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