Chapters this Week! 2017

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Postby Oscar » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:53 am

Chapters this Week! - October 27, 2017 - 11:29am

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Here is a snapshot of recent and upcoming activism by Council of Canadians chapters across the country:

CLIMATE JUSTICE
1- Victoria chapter at City of Colwood 'yes' vote on Big Oil paying costs of climate change
2- Saskatoon chapter calls on TD Bank to divest from tar sands pipelines
3- Hamilton chapter hosts talk on climate change, the Arctic and the Antarctic
4- Regina chapter questions 'Energy Builders Energy Infrastructure Incident Reporting Center'
5- Windsor-Essex chapter to host public forum with Gordon Laxer, Oct. 30
6- Montreal chapter to attend Energy East victory party, Nov. 3
7- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold 'Is Your Community Ready for Renewable Energy?' public forum, Nov. 4
8- Montreal chapter to co-sponsor screening of 'Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq', Nov. 6
9- Montreal chapter to participate in Off-Bonn climate gathering, Nov. 12
10- NWT chapter to screen 'Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock', Nov. 16
11- Windsor-Essex chapter to co-host public forum with Avi Lewis, Nov. 18

WATER
12- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter concerned by lack of environmental assessment of Quill Lakes water diversion project
13- Kent County chapter joins DFO conference call on UN Sustainable Fisheries resolution
14- Comox Valley chapter activist Alice de Wolff speaks at 'Fish Farms Out! rally
15- Chilliwack chapter supports Indigenous-led occupation of fish farms
16- Fredericton chapter urges donations to Grandmothers vs Sisson Brook mine for firewood
17- South Niagara chapter opposes Line 10 spur line crossing the Welland River
18- Quill Plains chapter calls on their MP to oppose fish farms, back UNDRIP

TRADE
19- Peel Region chapter gives Liberal MP Ruby Sahota copy of Barlow's 'Getting It Right' NAFTA report
20- Quill Plains chapter challenges NAFTA ISDS in letter to the editor
21- Peel Region chapter joins Unifor #ABetterNAFTA rally in Brampton
22- South Niagara chapter activist calls for end to ISDS in St. Catharines Standard letter to the editor

HEALTH
23- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter calls on province for more long-term-care beds
24- London chapter attends public consultation on hospital reform
25- Prince Albert chapter to screen CBC Fifth Estate documentary on pharmacare, Nov. 20

DEMOCRACY
26- Mid Island chapter attends community strategy discussion on upcoming provincial electoral reform referendum
27- NWT chapter supports ethics complaint vs Trudeau on broken promise of electoral reform
28- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at joint meeting with Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region chapter

MORE!
29- Regina chapter at the 'Reverse the Cuts' rally
30- Prince Albert chapter at the 'Reverse the Cuts' rally in Regina
31- Prince Albert chapter holds slow food potluck gathering
32- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter calls for more public services at OPSEU 'We Own It' forum
33- South Shore chapter holds 'Unsettling Canada' book club discussion
34- South Niagara chapter critiques Wynne's so-called 'free tuition' pledge
35- Ontario-Quebec chapters to gather for regional meeting, Oct. 28
36- London chapter co-organizing 'Love is Stronger than Hate' counter-rally, Oct. 28
37- London chapter to attend 'Stand Up for Decent Work and Oppose Hate!' forum, Oct. 28
38- Montreal chapter to screen 'A Silent Transformation' documentary, Nov. 1
39- Chapters to meet for second 'Unsettling Canada' online book club discussion, Nov. 2
40- London chapter to participate in keep public services public rally in Toronto, Nov. 6
41- Montreal chapter to host public forum on Bill 62 with Julius Grey, Nov. 8
42- London chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Nov. 15
43- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
44- Prince Albert chapter to support 'Write for Rights' vs Site C dam, Dec. 12

Please also note - Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter mourns the passing of chapter activist Carol Winter.
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Re: Chapters this Week!

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:50 pm

Chapters this Week!

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November 3, 2017 - 7:07 am

(The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter was at the 'Voices of the Salmon Frontlines: Circle at the Legislature' gathering yesterday in support of the 'Namgis, Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw and Mamalilikala nations and in opposition to fish farms. Photo by Heather Tufts.)

Here is a snapshot of recent and upcoming activism by Council of Canadians chapters across the country:

Climate
1- Windsor-Essex chapter celebrates new Detroit ordinance on petroleum coke
2- Windsor-Essex chapter wrote Detroit mayor ahead of city council vote on petroleum coke ordinance
3- Kamloops chapter tweets Paris agreement still means 3°C increase by 2100
4- Windsor-Essex chapter hosts Gordon Laxer 'After the Sands' talk on ecological security
5- Ottawa chapter supports call for a climate test on Kinder Morgan pipeline
6- Hamilton chapter reads 'The Lorax' at Line 10 construction site
7- Montreal chapter to attend Energy East victory party, Nov. 3
8- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold 'Is Your Community Ready for Renewable Energy?' public forum, Nov. 4
9- Montreal chapter to co-sponsor screening of 'Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq', Nov. 6
10- Montreal chapter to participate in Off-Bonn climate gathering, Nov. 12
11- Chapters to join webinar with Oil Change International transitions director Hannah McKinnon during Bonn climate talks, Nov. 14
12- NWT chapter to screen 'Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock', Nov. 16
13- Windsor-Essex chapter to co-host public forum with Avi Lewis, Nov. 18
14- Kelowna chapter to screen 'This Living Salish Sea' film as fundraiser for Indigenous legal challenges vs Kinder Morgan, Nov. 18

Water
15- London chapter holds public forum on Blue Planet Project delegation to Chile
16- South Niagara, Kent County, Regina, Mid Island & Quill Plains chapters hear water campaigner Emma Lui speak on environmental review webinar
17- Chilliwack chapter inspired by Oregon governor's rejection of Nestle plant on the Columbia River Gorge
18- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter calls on Trudeau & Garneau to restore the Navigable Waters Protection Act
19- Montreal chapter at Eau Secour's 20th anniversary party
20- Centre Wellington chapter right to water article published in OSSTF magazine
21- Kent County chapter to attend Jospehine Mandamin event in Toronto, Nov. 11
22- London chapter to hold Muskrat Falls forum with Inuit land defender, Nov. 15

Trade
23- Northumberland chapter meets with Liberal MP to discuss NAFTA
24- Northumberland chapter tells Global Affairs it does not support the TPP moving forward
25- Nelson chapter to hold NAFTA public forum with local Member of Parliament, Nov. 14
26- Chapters to join Maude Barlow webinar on NAFTA, Nov. 22
27- Peel chapter to host Maude Barlow talk on NAFTA, Nov. 27

Health
28- Prince Albert chapter to screen CBC Fifth Estate documentary on pharmacare, Nov. 20

Democracy
29- PEI chapter calls for electoral reform in Guardian letter to the editor

Fish Farms
30- Victoria chapter at 'Voices of the Salmon Frontlines: Circle at the Legislature'
31- Comox Valley chapter to visit Midsummer & Swanson islands in solidarity with First Nation observers
32- Comox Valley chapter starts 'Comox Valley Support for Cleansing Our Waters' Facebook page
33- Comox Valley chapter challenges Black Press columnist Tom Fletcher on his support for fish farming
34- Comox Valley chapter to screen 'Salmon Confidential', Nov. 16
35- Chilliwack chapter to attend Fish Farm Occupation Benefit Concert, Nov. 24

More!
36- Quill Plains, South Niagara, South Shore & Nelson chapters hold 'Unsettling Canada' book club discussion via telephone
37- Montreal chapter activist opposes Bill 62 on CBC Radio's As It Happens
38- Thunder Bay chapter to redesign Facebook page & website, set up Twitter account
39- Comox Valley chapter to donate to fund in memory of Twyla Roscovich
40- Ontario-Quebec chapters thank Roy Brady for his years on the Board of Directors
41- Powell River chapter supports the call for postal banking, backs parliamentary e-petition
42- London chapter at anti-hate rally to challenge anti-Islam group Pegida Canada
43- Ontario-Quebec chapters gather for regional meeting in Burlington
44- Montreal chapter screens 'A Silent Transformation' documentary
45- Fredericton chapter considers setting up Twitter account
46- London chapter to participate in keep public services public rally in Toronto, Nov. 6
47- Montreal chapter to host public forum on Bill 62 with Julius Grey, Nov. 8
48- Montreal chapter to join with 130 other groups at massive anti-racism protest, Nov. 12
49- London chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Nov. 15
50- Kamloops chapter to have 'Ten Thousand Villages' items for sale, Nov. 17-18
51- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to attend 'Writing as Resistance' public talk by Chris Hedges, Nov. 20
52- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
53- Prince Albert chapter to support 'Write for Rights' vs Site C dam, Dec. 12

For more on these actions, please see @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.

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Re: Chapters this Week!

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:54 am

Chapters this Week!

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November 10, 2017 - 8:04am

The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter visited the First Nation occupation happening at the Norwegian-owned Marine Harvest fish farm on Midsummer Island in the Broughton Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Climate justice

1- Twenty chapters express solidarity with Andrea Harden vs misogyny
2- Eleven chapters now registered for our Nov. 14 fossil fuel transition webinar with Hannah McKinnon
3- Montreal chapter co-presents screening of 'Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq'
4- Kamloops chapter calls on BC government to investigate Kinder Morgan disrupting streams on pipeline route
5- Montreal chapter at celebration with allies to mark the defeat of the Energy East pipeline
6- Montreal chapter to participate in Off-Bonn climate gathering, Nov. 12
7- NWT chapter to screen 'Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock', Nov. 16
8- Windsor-Essex chapter to co-host public forum with Avi Lewis, Nov. 18
9- Kelowna chapter to screen 'This Living Salish Sea' film as fundraiser for Indigenous legal challenges vs Kinder Morgan, Nov. 18

Water

10- Victoria chapter backs call for public inquiry in British Columbia into fracking
11- Montreal chapter welcomes election of progressive Valerie Plante as mayor of Montreal, hopes it means city will become a blue community
12- NWT chapter calls for diversified economy and environmental protections
13- London chapter in solidarity with OPAL fight vs proposed landfill in Zorra Township
14- Kent County chapter to attend Jospehine Mandamin event in Toronto, Nov. 11
15- Fredericton chapter to help build winter house at Sisson Brook mine site, Nov. 13
16- London chapter to hold Muskrat Falls forum with Inuit land defender, Nov. 15

Trade

17- Chapters discuss strategies with trade campaigner on conference call
18- Nelson chapter to hold NAFTA public forum with local Member of Parliament, Nov. 14
19- Chapters to join Maude Barlow webinar on NAFTA, Nov. 22
20- Peel chapter to host Maude Barlow talk on NAFTA, Nov. 27

Health

21- Windsor-Essex chapter concerned by proposed location of new P3 mega-hospital
22- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter says Bill 33 'Time to Care Act' is a good start
23- Pacific region chapters consider tours to promote pharmacare
24- Kamloops chapter calls for Bank of Canada to lend interest-free to governments for infrastructure and health care spending
25- Prince Albert chapter to hold public forum on pharmacare with Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan representative Jacqueline Carverhill, Nov. 20

Democracy

26- Comox Valley chapter AGM to feature speaker on upcoming proportional representation referendum, Nov. 23

Fish farms

27- Comox Valley chapter to release video on their visit to fish farm occupation
28- Comox Valley chapter calls on Trudeau & Horgan to prevent Marine Harvest from removing Indigenous observers at fish farm occupation
29- Comox Valley chapter blogs on its solidarity with wild salmon defenders
30- Chilliwack chapter calls for attendance at DFO open house on wild salmon policy
31- Comox Valley chapter expresses solidarity, delivers Wi-Fi router to fish farm occupation

More!

32- Montreal chapter holds public forum in opposition to Bill 62
33- Prince Albert & Quill Plains chapters back call for federal Revenue Minister to pursue Cameco's unpaid taxes
34- Kent County, Quill Plains (Wynyard) & Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters call for tax justice following Paradise Papers investigation
35- London chapter at the Rally Against Privatization in Toronto
36- St. John's chapter supports call for fair ferry service to Bell Island
37- Kent County chapter calls for justice for Ojibwe youth held in solitary confinement
38- Regina chapter tables at the University of Regina Students' Union sustainability fair
39- South Niagara chapter activist launches E-1332 petition to have Bill C-27 withdrawn
40- Montreal chapter to join with 130 other groups at massive anti-racism protest, Nov. 12
41- London chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Nov. 15
42- Kamloops chapter to have 'Ten Thousand Villages' items for sale, Nov. 17-18
43- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to attend 'Writing as Resistance' public talk by Chris Hedges, Nov. 20
44- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
45- Prince Albert chapter to support 'Write for Rights' vs Site C dam, Dec. 12

For photos and more on all of these actions, please see the Twitter feeds of @CouncilofCDNs and @CBrentPatterson.

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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:51 am

Chapters this Week!

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November 17, 2017 - 10:06 am

The Council of Canadians Fredericton chapter visited the Wolastoq Grandmothers Sisson Encampment to deliver supplies, provide lunch, cut firewood and help build a winter home to assist in the ongoing effort to stop the planned Sisson Brook open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine that would be built at the headwaters of the Nashwaak River on Maliseet territory.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Climate
1- Seventeen chapters join webinar with Oil Change International's Hannah McKinnon
2- Chapters discuss Trudeau's hypocrisy on climate change, energy campaign ideas
3- NWT chapter on CKLB Radio to promote screening of 'Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock'
4- NWT chapter screens 'Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock'
5- Montreal chapter participates in Off-Bonn climate gathering
6- Kelowna chapter to screen 'This Living Salish Sea' to assist Stop Kinder Morgan pull-together.ca legal challenges, Nov. 18
7- Windsor-Essex chapter to co-host public forum with Avi Lewis, Nov. 18

Water

8- NWT chapter helps set up website to generate public input into proposed mining act
9- NWT chapter criticizes federal Liberals for not protecting Wood Buffalo National Park from Site C, tar sands expansion
10- Fredericton chapter helps build home vs open-pit mine that threatens Nashwaak River
11- London chapter holds Muskrat Falls public forum with Inuit land defender Kelly Morrissey
12- Medicine Hat chapter plans to propose blue communities resolution to its city council
13- Kent County chapter attends Josephine Mandamin event in Toronto
14- Montreal chapter to attend SIAF water policy discussion, Nov. 29
15- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

Trade
16- Nelson chapter holds town hall meeting on NAFTA with NDP MP Wayne Stetski
17- North Shore chapter calls on Foreign Affairs Minister to remove ISDS & energy proportionality provisions in NAFTA
18- Ottawa chapter concerned TPP-11 investor-state provisions will apply to environmental and labour rights
19- Chapters to join NAFTA webinar with Maude Barlow, Nov. 22
20- Peel Region chapter hosts Barlow & Unifor regional director Naureen Rizvi for NAFTA public forum, Nov. 27

Health
21- Halton chapter holds meeting to plan for pharmacare public forum
22- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum in early-2018

Democracy
23- Comox Valley chapter AGM to feature speaker on upcoming proportional representation referendum, Nov. 23

Fish farms
24- Victoria chapter visits the Matriarch Camp vs fish farms
25- Chilliwack chapter at BC Supreme Court hearing in solidarity with wild salmon defenders
26- Comox Valley chapter launches 4-minute video on visit to fish farm occupation

More!
27- Kent County chapter calls for mobilization to ensure passage of UNDRIP Bill C-262 at second reading
28- Brandon-Westman chapter concerned that Manitoba government exploring social impact bonds (SIBs) to deliver social services
29- Montreal chapter joins rally of 5,000 people vs racism
30- Comox Valley chapter launches YouTube channel!
31- Prairies-NWT chapters hold monthly conference call to share updates & talk strategy
32- NWT chapter backs call for mercury treatment centre for Grassy Narrows First Nation
33- Regina chapter screens 'The Take' by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein
34- London chapter backs public power in speech at Toronto rally
35- Ottawa chapter holds its monthly planning meeting
36- Montreal chapter at Kanehsatà:ke Land Defenders what to wear at a barricade 'fashion show', Nov. 17
37- Kamloops chapter to have 'Ten Thousand Villages' items for sale, Nov. 17-18
38- Edmonton chapter to table at Parkland Institute 'Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis' conference, Nov. 17-19
39- North Shore chapter to attend the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network annual gathering in Sackville, Nov. 18
40- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors 'Writing as Resistance' talk by journalist/author Chris Hedges, Nov. 20
41- Brandon-Westman chapter tapes its latest cable access TV show, Nov. 21
42- PEI chapter to hold public forum on 'the future of genetic engineering', Nov. 29
43- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
44- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
45- Prince Albert chapter to participate in 'Write for Rights' gathering, Dec. 12
46- Prince Albert chapter so screen 'Silent Transformation' in early-2018

For photos and tweets on most of these actions, please see @CouncilofCDNs and @CBrentPatterson


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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 am

Chapters this Week!

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November 24, 2017 - 6:28 am

The Council of Canadians North Shore chapter recently donated signed copies of Maude Barlow's book 'Boiling Point: Government neglect, corporate abuse and Canada's water crisis' to the Tatamagouche, River John and Pugwash public libraries.

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Trade
1- Chapters join cross-country NAFTA webinar with Maude Barlow, Fiona McMurran, Harjap Grewal & Sujata Dey
2- South Niagara chapter activist Fiona McMurran speaks on webinar about lobbying on NAFTA
3- Windsor-Essex chapter attends NAFTA town hall with Liberal & NDP MPs
4- Peel Region chapter promotes 'Don’t let Bell Censor Our Internet through NAFTA' petition
5- Peel Region chapter hosts Barlow & Unifor regional director Naureen Rizvi for NAFTA public forum, Nov. 27

Water
6- North Shore chapter donates copies of 'Boiling Point' to local libraries
7- Guelph chapter disappointed by Transport minister excluding environment from Navigation Protection Act review
8- Centre Wellington, Guelph chapters to rally vs Nestle bottled water takings from Middlebrook well, Nov. 26
9- Montreal chapter to attend SIAF water policy discussion, Nov. 29
10- Montreal chapter to screen 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University, Dec. 14
11- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

Climate
12- Windsor-Essex chapter holds well-attended public forum with Avi Lewis
13- Regina chapter issues media release saying Saskatchewan government should be concerned by Keystone pipeline spill
14- Kelowna chapter screens 'This Living Salish Sea' to assist Stop Kinder Morgan pull-together.ca legal challenges
15- Brandon, Regina & Saskatoon chapters oppose the 760,000 bpd Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline
16- Victoria chapter promotes 'Pints not Pipelines' fundraiser for legal challenges vs Kinder Morgan pipeline, Dec. 6

Health
17- Prince Albert chapter screens Fifth Estate report to help build the pharmacare for all campaign
18- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum in early-2018

Democracy
19- Kamloops chapter video promotes electoral reform in upcoming referendum in British Columbia
20- Comox Valley chapter hosts forum with Fair Vote Canada-BC chair Terry Dance-Bennink on upcoming referendum

More!
21- Comox Valley chapter solidarity gathering vs fish farms draws 200 people
22- Hamilton chapter draws chalk figures in City Hall Square to remember those who have died too young while on social assistance
23- Hamilton chapter calls on Premier Wynne & Liberal MPPs to support Bill 6 to establish evidence-based social assistance rates
24- Brandon-Westman chapter tapes its latest cable access TV show
25- Brandon-Westman chapter worried that provincial government's plans for Social Impact Bonds will mean P3s for social services
26- Guelph chapter attends public consultation on proposed merger of Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities
27- St. John's chapter to monitor public inquiry into Muskrat Falls dam
28- Montreal chapter at Kanehsatà:ke Land Defenders what to wear at a barricade 'fashion show'
29- Kamloops chapter holds 'Ten Thousand Villages' event
30- Edmonton chapter table at Parkland Institute 'Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis' conference
31- North Shore chapter attends the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network annual gathering in Sackville
32- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors 'Writing as Resistance' talk by journalist/author Chris Hedges
33- Ottawa chapter supports the call for the Trudeau government to withdraw Bill C-27
34- Victoria chapter tweets letter from long-time Council of Canadians activist calling for bus lanes to address climate crime of Colwood Crawl traffic jams
35- Halton chapter features numerous parliamentary e-petitions on its website
36- London chapter posts its newsletter with updates on blue communities, the 'we own it' campaign, Indigenous allyship and more
37- North Shore chapter promotes the Stop Alton Gas strawbale house fundraising video
38- Chilliwack chapter at attend Occupy Fish Farms benefit concert, Nov. 24
39- Inverness County chapter at Kellys Mountain Blockade to defend wilderness area, Nov. 25
40- Chilliwack chapter to rally for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity curriculum, Nov. 28
41- PEI chapter to hold public forum on 'the future of genetic engineering', Nov. 29
42- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold its annual general meeting, screen the film 'Hoodwinked', Dec. 2
43- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
44- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
45- Prince Albert chapter to participate in 'Write for Rights' gathering, Dec. 12
46- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary in early-2018
47- Prince Albert chapter so screen 'Silent Transformation' in early-2018

For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.


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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:54 am

Chapters this Week!

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December 1, 2017 - 9:36am

(PHOTO: The Council of Canadians Inverness County chapter joined a blockade this past weekend to oppose a proposed quarry in the Kluscap Wilderness Area on Cape Breton Island.)

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Site C dam
1- Ottawa, Comox Valley, South Niagara, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, NWT, Kent County, Kelowna chapters express opposition to Site C dam
2- Chilliwack chapter writes BC government in opposition to Site C as decision looms
3- Prince Albert chapter to #WriteforRights vs Site C dam
4- NWT chapter tweets @jjhorgan & @BCNDPCaucus in opposition to Site C dam
5- Kent County chapter calls on family & friends in BC to oppose Site C dam
6- NWT chapter says no to proposed Amisk dam on Peace River

Water
7- Fredericton chapter facilitates purchase of generator for Grandmothers & Mothers land defence camp vs Sisson Brook open-pit mine
8- Guelph chapter assists with 1 billion litre action at Nestle bottled-water plant in Aberfoyle
9- Centre Wellington chapter marches vs Nestle in Elora
10- Hamilton chapter donates $50 for rally & march vs Nestle in Centre Wellington
11- NWT chapter calls on NWT government to take integrated approach to land and resource management
12- Comox Valley chapter presents its 2017 Community Action Award to Project Watershed
13- NWT chapter concerned by Taseko open-pit copper mine contaminated water discharges into the Fraser River
14- Montreal chapter attends SIAF water policy discussion
15- Montreal chapter to screen 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University, Dec. 14
16- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary, early-2018
17- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

Health
18- London chapter occupies office of deputy premier in opposition to Bill 160
19- London chapter paints banner for flash-mob action vs Bill 160
20- Guelph chapter holds red umbrellas in protest vs private hospital legislation
21- South Niagara, Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters call for an end to the medical inadmissibility regime
22- Halton chapter plans public forum on health care, early-2018
23- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum, early-2018

Trade
24- Peel Region chapter hosts Maude Barlow & Unifor regional director Naureen Rizvi for NAFTA public forum
25- Montreal chapter to be at various NAFTA protest events during 6th round of talks, Jan. 23-27, 2018

Climate justice
26- Kamloops chapter dismayed by Kinder Morgan 'donation' to local university
27- Victoria chapter promotes 'Pints not Pipelines' fundraiser for legal challenges vs Kinder Morgan pipeline, Dec. 6

More!
28- Chapters provide feedback on draft 2018 political team operational plan
29- Campbell River chapter concerned by fish farm plant effluent discharge into ocean
30- Chilliwack chapter in solidarity with Occupy Fish Farms benefit concert
31- Chilliwack chapter thanked by Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance for support of benefit concert
32- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsored public forum with Chris Hedges now available on video
33- Chilliwack chapter rallies for LGBTQ2 rights & SOGI program outside School Board meeting
34- London chapter elects new executive at annual general meeting
35- Hamilton chapter holds annual general meeting with talk on 'Radical Transformation'
36- Saint John, Fredericton chapters & Council organizers at Peace and Friendship Alliance meeting
37- Saint John chapter strategizes with Atlantic organizers Angela Giles & Robin Tress
38- Montreal chapter at recent fashion show for Kahnesatake land defenders
39- Inverness County chapter joins blockade vs quarry in sacred Kluscap Wilderness Area
40- London chapter counter-protests PEGIDA rally at City Hall
41- South Niagara chapter opposes Hydro One proposal for pre-paid hydro meters
42- Hamilton chapter calls for income security, passage of Bill 6 on social assistance rates
43- PEI chapter to hold public forum on 'the future of genetic engineering'
44- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to hold its annual general meeting, screen the film 'Hoodwinked', Dec. 2
45- Edmonton chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 3
46- Saskatoon chapter to hold its annual general meeting, Dec. 7
47- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
48- Montreal chapter to be at BAPE session on proposed airport fuel supply terminal, Dec. 19
49- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation', early-2018

For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.

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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:50 am

Chapters this Week! Dec. 8

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December 8, 2017 - 6:59am

(PHOTO: The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter joined with allies to protest against Bill 160, provincial legislation that would have lifted a 44-year-old ban on private hospitals in Ontario. It now appears that Premier Kathleen Wynne won't end the ban, but Bill 160 still allows for the expansion of private clinics in the province.)

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

Water

1- Montreal chapter attends 'Le Gala Ambassadeurs de rivières 2017'
2- Victoria & Cowichan Valley chapters celebrate Steelhead withdrawing proposal for Saanich Inlet LNG plant
3- North Shore chapter tweets 'Pull the Plug on Alton Gas' action alert
4- Chilliwack chapter writes Premier Horgan in opposition to Site C dam
5- Nelson chapter posts 2-minute video to their MLA (the provincial energy minister) in opposition to the Site C dam
6- Northumberland County chapter calls for Site C dam to be terminated
7- NWT chapter tweets its opposition to the Site C dam
8- Prince Albert chapter to participate in Amnesty International's 'Write for Rights' campaign vs Site C dam, Dec. 12
9- North Shore chapter hosts 'The Mill' book launch in Tatamagouche, Dec. 12
10- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter to attend webinar on Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Dec. 13
11- Montreal chapter to screen 'Water Warriors' at Concordia University, Dec. 14
12- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary, early-2018
13- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

Trade

14- Chapters participate in regular campaign discussion conference call with trade campaigner Sujata Dey
15- Montreal chapter to take part in NAFTA rally during 6th round of talks, Jan. 27
16- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton & Guelph chapters consider holding fair trade conference, April 2018

Health

17- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter rallies vs Bill 160 & private hospitals in Ontario
18- Halton chapter plans public forum on health care, early-2018
19- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum, early-2018

Climate justice

20- Regina chapter criticizes Wall government signing memorandum of understanding with 3 US states on carbon capture technology
21- Ottawa chapter tweets climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden's blog 'Don't fall for the pipelines vs. coal shell game'
22- Victoria chapter tweets its opposition to National Energy Board ruling that allows Kinder Morgan to disregard City of Burnaby bylaws

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23- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter holds its annual general meeting and screens the film 'Hoodwinked'
24- Edmonton chapter holds its annual general meeting
25- Saskatoon chapter holds its annual general meeting
26- Hamilton chapter joins ACORN's national day of action for fair banking
27- Campbell River & Comox Valley chapters at protest vs fish farm plant 'blood water' effluent discharged into ocean
28- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter opposes Cameco tax avoidance, nuclear reactors in Wadena News letter to the editor
29- Nine chapters provide feedback on 2018 political team operational plan
30- Chapters say a heartfelt goodbye to political team assistant Philippe Charbonneau as moves on to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada
31- Prairies-NWT chapters to meet for monthly update and campaign strategy call, Dec. 11
32- Chilliwack chapter to attend Wild Salmon Defenders court hearing in Vancouver, Dec. 14
33- Montreal chapter to be at BAPE session on proposed airport fuel supply terminal, Dec. 19
34- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports, Feb. 8, 2018
35- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation', early-2018

For photos from many of these events and actions, please see @CBrentPatterson and @CouncilofCDNs on Twitter.


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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am

Chapters this Week!

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December 15, 2017 - 8:57am

(PHOTO: Members of the Council of Canadians Comox Valley and Chilliwack chapters were at the Law Courts in Vancouver yesterday in solidarity with the Indigenous wild salmon defenders facing a court injunction against their occupation of fish farm operations in the Broughton Archipelago in their territorial waters.)

Please see below this week's snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country.

WATER
1- Kamloops chapter celebrates BC government decision to reject proposed Ajax mine!
2- Regina chapter studying proposed changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
3- Quill Plains chapter attends webinar on Canadian Environmental Protection Act
4- Winnipeg chapter in solidarity with Shoal Lake 40 demand that Freedom Road be completed
5- Montreal chapter and Leap-Montreal partner for screening of 'Water Warriors'
6- North Shore chapter hosts 'The Mill' book launch in Tatamagouche
7- Inverness County chapter leaflets on highway vs mining in Kluscap Wilderness Area
8- Inverness County chapter to rally to defend Kluscap Wilderness Area, December 16
9- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary, February 2018
10- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution, March 2018

CLIMATE JUSTICE
11- Guelph chapter at Line 10 blockade
12- Chilliwack chapter at PIPE UP network's Annual Festive Gathering

DEMOCRACY
13- Comox Valley chapter hosts talk on electoral reform (new video)
14- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter joins Fair Vote Canada webinar on electoral reform

TRADE
15- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter joins Trade Justice Alliance webinar
16- Montreal chapter to take part in NAFTA rally during 6th round of talks, January 27
17- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Guelph chapters may hold fair trade conference, April 2018

HEALTH
18- Edmonton chapter attends United Nurses of Alberta planning meeting on a provincial and national pharmacare campaign
19- PEI chapter to participate in Canadian Health Coalition lobby day on Parliament Hill, February 26-27, 2018
20- Halton chapter plans to hold public forum on health care, early-2018
21- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum, early-2018

MORE!

22- Comox Valley & Chilliwack chapters rally with wild salmon defenders at injunction hearing in Vancouver
23- Victoria chapter at protest vs fish farms at Department of Fisheries and Oceans office
24- NWT chapter joins with allies to continue to work to stop Site C dam, protect Wood Buffalo National Park from harm
25- Nelson chapter at 'stop Site C' protest outside BC energy minister's constituency office
26- Six Prairies-NWT chapters discuss Site C dam, campaign plans on regular monthly conference call
27- North Shore chapter encourages people to sign petition in support of Delilah Saunders
28- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter concerned that Saskatchewan Party leadership candidate backs uranium mining
29- Guelph chapter condemns sell-off of Guelph Hydro
30- South Niagara chapter outraged that reporter's notebook and laptop seized
31- St. John's chapter seeks accountability from Muskrat Falls public inquiry
32- St. John's chapter supports call for Muskrat Falls inquiry to have a robust public engagement process
33- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter opposes new limits on public participation at city council meetings
34- London chapter says #HandsOffJerusalem!
35- Prince Albert chapter in the news for #WriteForRights
36- Regina chapter demands school named after residential school architect be renamed
37- Saskatoon chapter holds annual general meeting
38- Winnipeg chapter rallies for public transit vs fare hike
39- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter reaches 738 signatures for postal banking e-petition, trying to reach 1,000 soon
40- Montreal chapter to be at BAPE session on proposed airport fuel supply terminal, December 19
41- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports, February 8, 2018
42- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation', early-2018

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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:03 am

Chapters this Week!

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December 22, 2017 - 6:37 am

(PHOTO: Photo and caption by Wadena News.)

As we move into the holiday season and the close of 2017, please see below a snapshot of recent chapter activities:

Trade
1- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter screens 'Hoodwinked', outlines NAFTA critique in Wadena News op-ed
2- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter meets with Youth Political Activist Coalition to discuss anti-poverty activism

Climate justice
3- Hamilton chapter expresses its support for the blockade of the Line 10 construction yard
4- Montreal chapter & Leap-Montreal screen two short films and host hip-hop performance
5- Montreal chapter attends BAPE session on proposed airport fuel supply terminal

More!
6- Kent County chapter participates in #NOMIC round dance in Toronto/
7- Inverness County chapter stands with Mi'kmaq Grandmothers & Elders to protect Kluscap Wilderness Area
8- Inverness County chapter activist Anne Levesque on APTN News defending Kluscap Wilderness Area!
9- NWT chapter opposes Site C dam on Peace River that flows northeastward into NWT
10- Comox Valley & Chilliwack chapters support the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw, 'Namgis & Mamalilikala nations vs fish farms
11- South Niagara chapter supports Haudenosaunee Shorthills Hunt
12- Hamilton chapter monetary reform working group meets with local MP to discuss the Canada Infrastructure Bank
13- Hamilton chapter holds its annual holiday potluck social

Upcoming in 2018!
14- Chapters to talk about 'Unsettling Canada' in cross-country conference call book club discussion (January 4)
15- Montreal chapter to take part in NAFTA rally during 6th round of talks (January 27)
16- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary (February)
17- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports (February 8 )
18- Prince Albert chapter to hold Valentines for Peace event (February 14)
19- PEI chapter to participate in Canadian Health Coalition lobby day on Parliament Hill (February 26-27)
20- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution (March)
21- Chapters to mobilize for World Water Day (March 22)
22- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Guelph chapters plan to hold fair trade conference (April)
23- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day/Seedy Saturday event (April 21)
24- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day (June 21)
25- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference (June 22-24)
26- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election (September 24)
27- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform (November)
28- Halton chapter plans to hold public forum on health care
29- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum
30- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation'

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Re: Chapters this Week! 2017

Postby Oscar » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:37 pm

Chapters this Week!

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December 29, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Despite an October 2015 election campaign promise to review changes, restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards in the Navigable Waters Protection Act gutted by the Harper government, federal environment minister Catherine McKenna replied to the Council of Canadians Guelph chapter in this letter (dated December 27, 2017) stating processes are still underway (more than two years after the election).

[ SCANNED LETTER ]

In the midst of the holiday season, Council of Canadians chapters remain active on shared issues of concern:

1- Quinte, London & Kent County chapters support Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter e-petition on postal banking
2- Guelph chapter told by federal environment minister to wait on water protection
3- Brandon-Westman chapter defends public health care vs Fraser Institute attack
4- Montreal chapter opposed to jet fuel terminal on the St. Lawrence River
5- Kent County chapter tells Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency it's opposed to BP drilling in the Scotian Basin
6- NWT chapter tweets its opposition to the Site C dam
7- NWT chapter pleased that the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline has been shelved
8- NWT chapter says NWT government's obsession with roads for the mining industry threatens endangered caribou herds
9- Kent County chapter sets up Twitter account
10- Kent County chapter tweets its embarrassment over Canada abstaining on United Nations vote on US embassy move to Jerusalem
11- South Shore chapter in the Chronicle Herald opposing BP drilling exploration wells in the Scotian Basin
12- Comox Valley chapter says arrest of Ma’amtagila grandmother Tsastliqualus Umbas unjust
13- Comox Valley chapter says Supreme Court of British Columbia ruling to grant Marine Harvest an injunction against Indigenous wild salmon defenders unjust
14- St. John's chapter supports call for water protection to avoid another lost water body like Sandy Pond

Upcoming in 2018!

15- Chapters to talk about 'Unsettling Canada' in cross-country conference call book club discussion (January 4)
16- Chapters looking to participate in Women's March (January 20-21)
17- Montreal chapter to take part in NAFTA rally during 6th round of talks (January 27)
18- NWT chapter planning to screen 'Water Warriors' documentary (February)
19- Chapters prepare annual activity and financial reports (February 8 )
20- Prince Albert chapter to hold Valentines for Peace event (February 14)
21- PEI chapter to participate in Canadian Health Coalition lobby day on Parliament Hill (February 26-27)
22- Montreal chapter to approach Mayor Valerie Plante to support blue communities resolution (March)
23- Chapters to mobilize for World Water Day (March 22)
24- South Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Guelph chapters plan to hold fair trade conference (April)
25- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day/Seedy Saturday event (April 21)
26- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day (June 21)
27- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference (June 22-24)
28- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election (September 24)
29- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform (November)
30- Halton chapter plans to hold public forum on health care
31- Victoria chapter plans to hold a pharmacare public forum
32- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation'

To see updates on chapter activities on a daily basis please go to @CouncilofCDNs and @CBrentPatterson on Twitter.

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