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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Monday, November 16, 2020
Cuba’s Heroic COVID Response Medical Teams Deserve Nobel Peace Prize
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Cuba responded to emergency requests for trained medical personnel by sending 53 health teams to 39 countries on four continents. The health teams were able to assist countries with fragile health systems that were ill-equipped to deal with COVID-19. Cuba was able to...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Council of Canadians Calls on Prime Minister to Invest in Public Infrastructure Projects, Not Privatization
Earlier in April, the federal government announced several changes to the leadership of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). Michael Sabia, the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and former CEO of Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (CDPQ), is now Chair of the...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
Canadians Should Not Be Lulled Into Ratifying the 'New' NAFTA
The trade deal is flawed: inequality would grow and the environment deteriorate further. Civil society organizations from Mexico, the United States and Canada call on Canadians and their elected representatives in Ottawa to set up a special parliamentary inquiry prior to any ratification vote on...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
New NAFTA Deal Improved, But Still Fundamentally Flawed
After months of negotiations, a new NAFTA deal was reached between the U.S. Congress, Mexico and Canada. While the deal is still under wraps, it appears that some key positive changes have been made. However, the deal is more of the same, says the Council of Canadians. “We have a long way to go...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Canadians and Americans Unite: Governor Whitmer, Stay Strong Against Enbridge’s Line 5
The Council of Canadians , Food & Water Watch , FLOW and Oil and Water Don’t Mix welcome the lawsuits filed today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to block plans by Enbridge Inc to build a new tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac and shut down the existing 66-year-old pipelines. The Line 5...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
From Emergency to Action: New Campaign Aims To Take Green New Deal Movement to Local Communities
The Council of Canadians is launching a campaign to win local Green New Deals in municipalities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. “The Green New Deal is capturing people’s imaginations and reframing the climate debate, building a groundswell of support for a major social and economic shift,” says Dylan...
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Monday, October 01, 2018
NAFTA 2.0 Curtails Chapter 11, But Doesn’t Meet Smell Test
In response to the new NAFTA deal revealed last night, now called the USMCA free trade agreement, the Council of Canadians says that while Chapter 11 (the investor state dispute settlement provision) has changed, the agreement is still far away from a deal that protects people and the environment...
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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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