The Council of Canadians has been working with Diane Orihel, a scientist fighting to stop Harper’s closure of the freshwater Experimental Lakes Area research program. An article in today’s Winnipeg Free Press profiles Diane and her inspiring campaign. That article also notes, “A poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians recently found three out of four Canadians oppose the cut to the ELA, including 60 per cent of people who intend to vote Conservative.” More here More at

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...