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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.
May 14, 2014 |
James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, recommended that "the federal Government should undertake a comprehensive, nation-wide inquiry into the issue."
May 2, 2014 |
On Thursday, May 1, a 14-foot fracking rig spilling fracking wastewater appeared on Parliament Hill to highlight the grave risks associated with fracking such as well leaks and wastewater spills.
April 30, 2014 |
How can you take action to protect water and stop fracking? Check out this toolkit designed to help people and communities fight fracking, protect water and public health and curb climate change.
April 23, 2014 |
Investment treaties give foreign corporations “investor-state” rights, allowing them to by-pass their own governments and directly sue the government of another country.
April 7, 2014 |
As a result of the Unfair Elections Act, Elections Canada's report on the widespread deceptive phone calls in 2011 might not be released until after the 2015 election, if ever.
April 2, 2014 |
We applaud the transfer of the Experimental Lakes Area to the International Institute of Sustainable Development but decry the Harper government's abdication of its responsibility for fresh water.
March 28, 2014 |
Citizens delivered an 80,000-strong petition that opposes the unnecessarily strict voter ID requirements that could stop hundreds of thousands from voting in the next election.
March 14, 2014 |
The provisions in the 'Unfair' Elections Act that would eliminate the voucher system, prevent Elections Canada from publicly reporting on election fraud, and cancel research and public education.
March 3, 2014 |
We are calling on MEPs and Members of Parliament in Canada to refuse to endorse CETA until the extreme investor-state dispute settlement provision has been taken out.
February 21, 2014 |
We are facing an important moment in the history of public health care. On March 31, sound the alarm for public health care!
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