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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 January 17
Brent Patterson | This afternoon we met with Reuters business reporter Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck primarily on the investor-state provision being negotiated now to be part of the CETA.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 15
Brent Patterson | The sixth round of Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations - the second last scheduled before the deal is to be signed at the end of this year...
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog January 14
Stuart Trew | January will be a busy month for neoliberals. Canadian trade negotiators head to Brussels this week for a sixth round of Canada-EU free trade negotiations January 17 to 21
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 21
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Recap recent climate justice campaign highlights.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Brent Patterson | Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that, “Bolivia threatened Sunday to take court action to block the compromise (climate) deal reached in Mexico…
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | As I arrive in Ottawa late this evening after fifteen days in Mexico, my thoughts turn to what we as a movement need to do to better address the challenge of the climate change crisis.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | UN conference approves climate deal over Bolivia protest
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Youth Delegation are holding a silent protest at this moment outside the Moon Palace, where the climate talks are in their final day, in defence of a second..
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
Brent Patterson | Late this afternoon Bolivian president Evo Morales addressed more than 2,500 cheering supporters at the Via Campesina alternative forum.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Shaded under a tent from the early morning sun, I joined a discussion on Mother Earth rights at the Dialogo Climatico (Espacio) alternative space. The discussion was led by Ben Powless...
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Brent Patterson | In a very brief and quickly-spoken address, environment minister John Baird embarrassed Canada at the UN summit on climate change today in Cancun.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Brent Patterson | This morning government representatives are scheduled to begin making national statements inside a huge hall at the Moon Palace.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Brent Patterson | A media conference is taking place at this moment with representatives of the Liberal, NDP, Bloc Quebecois, and Green parties, as well as Climate Action Network members.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 9
Brent Patterson | As the climate change conference here (in Cancun) winds down, India is coming under immense pressure to accept (an apparently new) "legally binding agreement" on climate change.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Brent Patterson | This afternoon Council of Canadians Board member Leticia Adair and I tried to join a protest outside the JW Marriott luxury hotel in Cancun.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians said no to World Bank involvement in the administration of a global climate fund today in Cancun.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians sent out a message this week to Metro Vancouver and Canadian residents ‘to turn out the lights and light a candle of hope for the Kyoto Protocol.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 8
Brent Patterson | Agence France Presse reports that, “Thousands of leftist activists and Mexican peasants took to the streets Tuesday…”
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 7
Brent Patterson | Via Campesina march for climate justice.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 7
Andrea Harden-Donahue | "Water and Oil don't Mix" - this was the message of an action I just spoke at, pulled together by the Canadian Youth Delegation outside of where UN climate negotiations are taking place.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 6
Emma Lui | I spent the day at Foro International de la Justicia Climatico de los Pueblos (the International Forum of Climate Justice - Dialogue of the Communities) and heard many interesting presentations.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 6
Brent Patterson | Democracy Now caught up with Maude Barlow and asked her to talk about the COP16 talks.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 6
Brent Patterson | What's the story so far and what can we expect over the next five days of the United Nations COP 16 climate talks in Cancun?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 6
Brent Patterson | "Federal Environment Minister John Baird arrives at the global climate summit (tomorrow) looking to administer last rites to the Kyoto Protocol, at least in its current form..."
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Brent Patterson | 6-minute interview with Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow about the COP 16 climate conference in Cancun
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians and the Indigenous Environmental Network are screening the documentary ‘Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change’ this afternoon
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Brent Patterson | “The Liberal Party of Canada and the Bloc Quebecois denounced the alleged refusal of Canada to Cancun to commit to an extension of the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.”
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 5
Brent Patterson | “This weekend’s emergence of Canada’s position at the 16th annual meeting of members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Mexico drew criticism from environmental groups...
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 4
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke late this afternoon to an audience of 200 people at a labour and non-governmental organization gathering at a rooftop cafe in downtown Cancun.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 4
Brent Patterson | Welcoming ceremony for the climate justice caravan

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