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, 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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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Trade Rules Should Not Trump Action on Climate Change
“NAFTA negotiations are on track to cement a regime that puts the interests of corporations and profit above our shared interest in reducing climate pollution,” says Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner with the Council of Canadians. The open statement urges the Canadian...
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Monday, August 28, 2017
TPP: Over 99 Percent of Those Writing to Global Affairs Oppose Deal, ATIP Documents Reveal
Today , as negotiations on a new form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States start in a secret location in Sydney, Australia, the Council of Canadians is perplexed at how the government can continue to participate in negotiations when Canadians have written to it...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Trudeau Breaks Another Election Promise Leaving 99% of Lakes and Rivers Unprotected in Canada, says Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians is condemning the Trudeau government’s response to the review on the Navigation Protection Act and its announcement that it will leave 99% of waterways unprotected in Canada. This move breaks the Liberal promise to restore protections lost when the Navigable Waters...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Back from the Grave — Secret TPP Talks to Resume in Toronto
High level negotiators from 11 countries are meeting in Toronto in an attempt to resuscitate the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership. The meetings will take place behind closed doors at an undisclosed location on May 2 and 3. The proposed mega-trade deal appeared to be dead after public...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Major Overhaul Needed at NEB Amidst Crisis of Confidence
As the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization panel stops in Gatineau tomorrow, the federal government needs to put an immediate freeze on current pipeline proposals until impartial oversight is established. That’s the central message in a long list of concerns that Ecology Ottawa and the...
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Monday, January 23, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Imminent, Council of Canadians Available for Comment
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today to launch the renegotiation of NAFTA, having already signed one to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As an organization formed in response to the first free trade agreement with the U.S., the Council of Canadians is available...
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