Council of Canadians

Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, mobilizing a network of 60 chapters across the country.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Kinder Morgan Whistleblower Disrupts Trudeau at FCM Meeting in Halifax
A piercing whistle interrupted Justin Trudeau’s speech at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Halifax on Friday . “Justin Trudeau has made me an unwilling shareholder in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, currently owned by Kinder Morgan,” says whistleblower and Council of Canadians...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Buying Kinder Morgan A Losing Gamble, Says Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians is available for comment on the Trudeau government’s announcement that it will buy the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 billion. “Trudeau is taking a big gamble and he’s going to lose. The public doesn’t back a Big Oil buyout, on the ground resistance will...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
NAFTA Fuelling Climate Change in North America
As NAFTA negotiations close in on an agreement in principle, a new tri-national report by leading Canadian, Mexican and American economists has found that NAFTA’s existing regulations prevent Canada from reducing almost 1500 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. This would nix any chance Canada...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Trudeau Breaking Another Electoral Reform Promise
Not only has Prime Minister Trudeau broken his promise that 2015 would be the last First-Past-The-Post election, now the government is breaking its promise to undo former Prime Minister Harper’s so-called Fair Elections Act. One of the clearest and earliest commitments in the 2015 Liberal election...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
‘Trump Not Welcome’ Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures In Four Days
A new online petition to keep Trump out of Canada has already gathered over 10,000 signatures since it was launched on Saturday by the Council of Canadians. “This overwhelming response is sending a strong message that Trump’s racist, misogynist, vulgar and dangerous words and actions are not...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Council of Canadians Calls Nestlé Out For "Blue-Washing"
The Council of Canadians is challenging bottled water giant Nestlé for its plans to certify sites as sustainable in Canada and around the world. Yesterday, Nestlé announced it was planning to certify 20 factories with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin...
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Monday, October 16, 2017
From NAFTA 1.0 to NAFTA 2.0, Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow Outlines a NAFTA Renegotiation Agenda For The Rest Of Us
NAFTA renegotiations continue today in Arlington, Virginia. To shed light on the issues, the Council of Canadians today released Getting It Right: A People’s Guide to NAFTA , by Maude Barlow, its honorary chairperson and veteran NAFTA critic. It explains in plain language what’s at stake in the...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Flint Water Summit Participants Vow to End Nestlé’s Water Takings
Sixteen water protector groups along with local residents, Indigenous representatives and activists attended the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons in Flint this past weekend. Attendees pledged to challenge Nestlé’s water takings and end the water crises in Flint, Detroit and...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Diverse Groups Opposed to Energy East Celebrate Project's Cancellation
After four years of fighting to stop the proposed pipeline project, a network of environmental groups, First Nations, students, faith and local groups along the proposed route say Canadians, and people around the world, should feel relieved that TransCanada has cancelled Energy East. “Today is a...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Council of Canadians Celebrates End of Energy East Pipeline
The Council of Canadians is celebrating the cancellation of the Energy East pipeline project and is available for comment. “The end of Energy East shows that extreme energy projects are part of our past not our future,” says Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson with the Council of Canadians. “For all...
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