CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Wed May 02, 2018 6:26 am

Chapters this Week!

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May 2, 2018 - 7:48am

(PHOTO: Ten Council of Canadians chapters gathered in Hamilton on April 20-21 for an evening public forum with Unifor featuring Maude Barlow followed by a full-day of information sharing and strategy discussions. Photo by Rolly Kiehne.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Kinder Morgan

1- London chapter at rally to call on Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos to stop Kinder Morgan
2- Quinte chapter at rally to call on Liberal MP Mike Bossio to say no to Kinder Morgan
3- Edmonton chapter at Stop KM rally outside Alberta premier Rachel Notley's constituency office
4- Victoria chapter joins with allies at blockade of federal tax building to say no public funding for Kinder Morgan
5- Saskatoon chapter joins with Climate Justice Saskatoon in provincial sign-on letter opposing Kinder Morgan pipeline
6- Kamloops chapter at 'picnics not pipelines' gathering in solidarity with Secwepemc people vs Kinder Morgan
7- Ottawa chapter tweets that Wisconsin refinery raises questions about safety of Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby
8- Hamilton chapter joins with Hamilton 350 and allies to say no bailout for Kinder Morgan
9- Nelson, Kelowna chapters co-sponsor public forum vs Kinder Morgan
10- Nelson, Kelowna chapters at non-violent direct action training workshop vs Kinder Morgan
11- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
12- Kent County chapter activist joins stop KM rally in London
13- Montreal chapter to host bilingual public forum vs Kinder Morgan, May 2
14- Hamilton chapter to attend rallies to call on Liberal MPs Bob Bratina, Filomena Tassi and Chris Bittle to stop Kinder Morgan, May 3
15- South Niagara chapter to attend rally to call on Liberal MP Chris Bittle to stop Kinder Morgan, May 3
16- Guelph chapter to meet with Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield to ask him to oppose Kinder Morgan, May 4
17- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to take part in 'pipelines at the crossroads' action to stop Kinder Morgan, May 4
18- Montreal chapter may join #PeoplevsKM rally outside Liberal MP Marc Garneau's constituency office, May 4
19- Ottawa chapter promotes upcoming 'Separate Oil and State' stop Kinder Morgan rally on Parliament Hill
20- Powell River chapter plans to travel to Vancouver-Burnaby in mid-May to support ongoing stop KM actions

Climate

21- South Shore chapter has letter to the editor in the Chronicle Herald vs BP offshore drilling
22- NWT chapter tweets its opposition to BP offshore drilling
23- North Shore chapter tweets opposition to Trudeau approving BP offshore drilling on Earth Day weekend
24- South Shore chapter meets with Council organizers/campaigner to strategize vs BP offshore drilling
25- Regina chapter screens the film 'Disruption'
26- NWT chapter files comments to the federal consultation on Bill C-69, says it fails to fulfill the campaign promise of reinstating protection on the lakes and rivers
27- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter holds 'electrifying' public forum on renewable energy
28- Kamloops chapter celebrates winners of natural environment poetry contest winners
29- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
30- Comox Valley chapter to co-sponsor Sustainability Forum in Courtenay, May 24
31- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29

Trade

32- Ten chapters organize and attend fair trade conference in Hamilton
33- Northumberland chapter calls on foreign minister to immediately suspend NAFTA talks until basic respect can be re-established
34- Ottawa chapter tweets that CETA will cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars in extra drug costs
35- PEI chapter and Trade Justice PEI calls for disclosure of current negotiating text for NAFTA
36- Prince Albert chapter to hold Earth Day sustainable agriculture event

Water

37- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
38- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
39- Ottawa chapter tweets that provincial permitting process for Nestle bottled water takings not likely to start until after June 7 provincial election
40- Halton chapter attends Wellington WaterWatchers 'say no to Nestle' benefit concert in Erin
41- Fredericton chapter celebrates Earth Day with a student art exhibition (along with Mother Earth and the Water Drop)
42- Comox Valley chapter promotes Action for Aquifers letter writing campaign vs Merville water bottling facility
43- Cowichan Valley chapter says no fracking way
44- Kent County chapter annual Earth Day Art Show highlights water protection and opposition to forest spraying
45- Fredericton chapter in solidarity with Wolastoq Grand Chief raising concerns about Sisson mine at United Nations
46- Mid Island chapter holds Earth Day public forum on plastic pollution in landfills and oceans
47- Prince Albert chapter says 'End Plastic Pollution' at Earth Day event
48- Guelph chapter to co-host '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing', May 13
49- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
50- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health

51- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter joins with BC Health Coalition to present $15.9 million invoice to private clinics
52- London chapter at 'What should be done by the next Ontario government to fix the crisis in public healthcare?' public forum
53- Comox Valley chapter welcomes introduction of Bill 29 to ban for-profit plasma collection clinics in British Columbia
54- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings, April 30-May 21
55- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter to co-sponsor public forum with British health policy expert on privatization and cuts, May 3
56- London chapter to attend London Health Coalition all-candidates meeting in London North Centre, May 24
57- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in provincial all-candidates health care forum, May-June
58- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to initiate letter writing campaign for provincial election in Ontario, May-June
59- Kelowna, Comox Valley, Victoria chapters organizing pharmacare tour, September

Democracy

60- NWT chapter tweets opposition to Trudeau government's studying of social impact bonds for social services
61- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
62- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

More!

63- Hamilton chapter produces brochure on its campaigns and local activities
64- Edmonton chapter prints business cards for outreach

Solidarity

65- Chilliwack chapter calls on NDP MLA Adrian Dix to respect UNDRIP and say no to fish farms
66- Comox Valley chapter prepares 'MLA meetings background package' for Pacific region chapters lobbying this month vs fish farms (key permit expires in June)
67- NWT chapter working in solidarity with the Gwich'in Nation in opposition to Trump's plan to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
68- Ottawa chapter supports Algonquin call to free the falls, restore Chaudière Falls and nearby islands
69- Ottawa chapter at Parliament Hill event in support of Honduran political prisoners
70- Mid Island and Cowichan Valley chapters meet in Ladysmith to connect, share information and explore collaborative work
71- NWT chapter opposed to possible expansion of Canada-US Safe Third Country agreement
72- Comox Valley chapter holds open house in support of Kus-kus-sum restoration project
73- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors 7th Generation Mother Earth Day
74- Regina chapter to screen 'Our Nationhood', May 23
75- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
76- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
77- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming

78- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly regional conference call, May 8
79- Chapters to vote on regional chapter representatives to the Board from the Atlantic and Prairies-NWT regions, May 11
80- Chapters to confirm the name of their elected member, May 11
81- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
82- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
83- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
84- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
85- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for "Groundswell 2018" annual conference, June 22-24
86- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
87- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
88- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
89- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
90- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
91- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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

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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Sun May 13, 2018 6:39 am

Chapters this Week!

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May 13, 2018 - 7:48 am

(PHOTO: The Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter and allies recently took to a busy intersection to make their 'Stop Kinder Morgan' message.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Ontario provincial election

1- Guelph chapter posting creative memes to encourage people to vote
2- Guelph chapter at all-candidates meeting
3- London chapter and allies hold rally to call for funding to local hospitals to be restored
4- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter co-sponsors a public forum with British health policy expert on hospital overcrowding
6- South Niagara chapter and allies to hold all-candidates debate on health care in St. Catherines, May 14
7- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter, the Peterborough Health Coalition and four community partners to hold an all-candidates debate, May 14
8- London chapter is organizing for a people's forum to find out what issues matter to local residents, May 16
9- South Niagara chapter and allies are organizing an all candidates debate on health care in Niagara Falls, May 17
10- South Niagara chapter and allies are organizing an all candidates debate on health care in Niagara Centre, May 23
11- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter and allies to hold 'meet the candidates' gathering in Kitchener-Centre, May 23
12- London chapter will be at the London Health Coalition all-candidates meeting in London North Centre, May 24
13- South Niagara chapter and allies are organizing an all candidates debate on health care in Niagara West, May 24
14- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter and allies to hold 'meet the candidates' gathering in Waterloo, May 29

Climate

15- Saint John, Delta-Richmond, Montreal, Hamilton, South Niagara, London, Kent County, Guelph, Quinte chapters call on Liberal MPs to stop Kinder Morgan
16- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter takes to busy intersection to say Stop Kinder Morgan
17- Montreal chapter holds bilingual public forum with Greenpeace Quebec campaigners
18- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
19- Saskatoon chapter joins with Climate Justice Saskatoon in a provincial sign-on letter opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline
20- Powell River chapter plans to travel to Vancouver-Burnaby in mid-May to support ongoing stop KM actions
21- Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter has 'energy discussion' article published in the Wadena News
22- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
23- Comox Valley chapter to co-sponsor Sustainability Forum in Courtenay, May 24
24- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29
25- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9

Water

26- Moncton chapter and CUPE speak to city council vs P3 water contract
27- Cowichan Valley chapter supports delivery of 'Breaching the Peace' and 'Damming the Peace' to MLAs
28- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
29- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
30- Guelph chapter to co-host '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing', May 13
31- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
32- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Trade

33- Northumberland chapter and allies call for suspension of the NAFTA talks, texts to be published, authentic consultation process

Health

34- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings, April 30-May 21

Democracy

35- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
36- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity

37- Pacific region chapters call on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
38- Saint John chapter presents on our campaigns at Saint John Labour Council meeting
39- Regina chapter visits Justice for Our Stolen Children camp in solidarity with the call for justice for Indigenous youth
40- North Shore chapter says Trudeau doing things that future prime ministers will need to apologize for
41- Winnipeg chapter celebrates part-time library workers being allowed to adjust their shifts
42- Regina chapter to screen 'Our Nationhood', May 23
43- Red Deer chapter to host public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power, May 26
44- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
45- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
46- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming

47- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
48- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
49- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
50- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
51- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
52- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
53- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
54- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
55- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
56- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
57- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
58- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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


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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 am

Chapters this Week!

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May 18, 2018 - 7:16 am

(PHOTO: Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter activist Mary Love presenting in favour of a municipal ban on bottled water in recreational facilities to the City of Hamilton's Board of Health on Monday May 14. Photo by Ute Schmid Jones.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Win!
1- Hamilton chapter celebrates Board of Health vote to ban bottled water in recreational facilities
[ https://canadians.org/blog/win-hamilton ... facilities ]


Ontario provincial election

2- Guelph chapter posting creative memes to encourage people to vote
3- Centre-Wellington and South Niagara chapter activists step back from chapter activism to run in the provincial election
4- South Niagara chapter and allies hold all-candidates debate on health care in St. Catherines
5- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter, the Peterborough Health Coalition and four community partners hold all-candidates debate on health and social issues
6- London chapter organizes people's forum to find out what issues matter to local residents
7- South Niagara chapter and allies holds all-candidates debate on health care in Niagara Falls
8- Windsor-Essex chapter and allies to host all-candidates meeting on health care, May 22
9- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter as part of Leap-Peterborough support all-candidates debate on climate change and sustainability, May 22
10- South Niagara chapter to hold all-candidates debate in Niagara Centre, May 23
11- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Centre 'meet the candidates' forum, May 23
12- London chapter to participate in all-candidates meeting in London North Centre, May 24
13- South Niagara chapter to hold all-candidates debate in Niagara West, May 24
14- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Conestoga 'meet the candidates' forum, May 28
15- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Waterloo 'meet the candidates' forum, May 29

Climate

16- Montreal chapter signs declaration along with 120+ groups and individuals calling for a mass mobilization against the Kinder Morgan pipeline
17- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
18- Powell River chapter plans to travel to Vancouver-Burnaby in mid-May to support ongoing stop KM actions
19- Saint John chapter tells Liberal MP Wayne Long it doesn't want tax dollars supporting the Kinder Morgan pipeline
20- North Shore chapter encourages people to tell federal environment minister to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling
21- Ottawa chapter signs letter to Trudeau to say climate leadership means a managed decline of fossil fuel production, not new pipelines
22- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
23- Comox Valley chapter to co-sponsor Sustainability Forum in Courtenay, May 24
24- Montreal chapter to take part in #EnsembleContreKinderMorgan protest, May 27
25- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29
26- Kamloops chapter to screen 'Directly Affected' vs Kinder Morgan, May 30
27- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9

Water

28- Hamilton chapter celebrates Hamilton Board of Health voting to ban bottled water in recreational facilities
29- NWT chapter disappointed in Liberal MP Michael McLeod's position on Bill C-69
30- Ottawa chapter calls for debate on Bill C-69 to be extended
31- NWT chapter supports NWT government's work to include the rights of nature in developing environmental rights legislation
32- Guelph chapter co-hosts '2Rivers Festival 2018: Mother's Day Water Blessing'
33- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
34- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
35- Cowichan Valley chapters shares Years of Living video on global water protection
36- Guelph, Windsor-Essex chapters to attend public forum in Detroit, June 8-10
37- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
38- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Trade

39- Chapters in trade working group to meet for regular conference call, late-May
40- Montreal and Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter express interest in Gordon Laxer tour stops on NAFTA, June

Health

41- Inverness County chapter to hold public forum on pharmacare, June 2
42- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings

Democracy

43- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
44- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity

45- Five Pacific region chapters discuss stop Site C dam tour
46- Cowichan Valley chapter and allies call on MLA Carole James to stop the Site C dam
47- Regina chapter helps out at ongoing Justice for Our Stolen Children camp near the Saskatchewan Legislature on Treaty 4 territory
48- Pacific region chapters call on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
49- Regina chapter to screen 'Our Nationhood', May 23
50- Red Deer chapter to host public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power, May 26
51- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
52- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
53- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming

54- Chapters to take part in webinar with organizing assistants on Google tools, today!
55- Chapters to submit their early registration form for chapter caucus day, May 20
56- Pacific region chapters to hold regular monthly conference call, May 23
57- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
58- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
59- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
60- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
61- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
62- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
63- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
64- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
65- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
66- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
67- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
68- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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


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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Sat May 26, 2018 2:55 pm

Chapters this Week!

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May 26, 2018 - 1:20 pm

(PHOTOS: Four members of The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter celebrate at Hamilton City Hall after City Council voted to accept the Healthy Food and Beverage Action Plan that will see sales of sugary drinks and bottled water drastically reduced in city recreation facilities.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Win!

1- Hamilton chapter celebrates city council vote to drastically reduce bottled water in city recreation facilities
[ https://canadians.org/blog/win-hamilton ... facilities ]


Ontario provincial election
2- London chapter tweets questions that candidates should be asked about protecting water
3- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter at Leap-Peterborough & For Our Grandchildren-Peterborough-organized all-candidates meeting on climate change and sustainability
4- London chapter posts list of Ontario provincial election issues including employment, health care, proportional representation, climate change, water and trade, and systemic discrimination
5- Windsor-Essex chapter and allies hold all-candidates debate on health care for three provincial ridings
6- South Niagara chapter and allies hold all candidates debate in Niagara Centre
7- South Niagara chapter to hold all candidates debate in Niagara West
8- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter attends Kitchener-Centre 'meet the candidates' forum
9- London chapter participates in all-candidates meeting in London North Centre
10- Guelph chapter encourages people to ensure they are registered to vote on June 7
11- Hamilton chapter activist featured in CBC news report in support of provincial basic income pilot project
12- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Conestoga 'meet the candidates' forum, May 28
13- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Waterloo 'meet the candidates' forum, May 29

Climate
14- South Shore chapter leaflets against offshore drilling outside Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board meeting with municipal representatives
15- Ottawa chapter at Stop Kinder Morgan rally on Parliament Hill
16- Montreal chapter at 'Montreal Elders Against Kinder Morgan at Jarry Metro' action
17- NWT chapter submits comments on the Government of the Northwest Territories’ proposals for legislation governing petroleum development and industry operations
18- Guelph chapter meets with Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield to encourage him to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline
19- Powell River chapter at twice-a-week rallies to encourage BC government to stay strong in its opposition to Kinder Morgan
20- Winnipeg chapter to raise concerns about hydro-power export transmission line at NEB hearings, May 23-June 1
21- Comox Valley chapter co-sponsors Sustainability Forum in Courtenay
22- Montreal chapter to take part in #EnsembleContreKinderMorgan protest, May 27
23- Regina chapter planning around Winona LaDuke's upcoming visit to Regina, May 29
24- Hamilton chapter co-sponsors screening of Directly Affected, May 30
25- Kamloops chapter to screen 'Directly Affected' vs Kinder Morgan, May 30
26- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9

Water
27- Moncton chapter helps to organize to bring municipal drinking water treatment plant back under public control
28- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
29- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
30- Guelph, Windsor-Essex chapters to attend public forum in Detroit, June 8-10
31- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
32- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Trade
33- Chapter Trade Group to meet for regular conference call, May 28
34- Halton chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and climate change, June 19

Health
35- Inverness County chapter to hold public forum on pharmacare, June 2
36- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings

Democracy
37- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
38- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity
40- Guelph chapter attends Muslim Society Iftar 'break fast' at sunset
41- Pacific region chapters calling on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
42- Red Deer chapter to host public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power, today!
43- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors talk by Algonquin Anishinaabe advocate Lynn Gehl, May 29
44- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
45- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
46- Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Delta-Richmond and NWT chapters planning Site C tour featuring Wendy Holm, starting July 10
47- Regina chapter screens 'Our Nationhood'
48- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
49- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
50- Pacific chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 13
51- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
52- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
53- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
54- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
55- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
56- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
57- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
58- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
59- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
60- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
61- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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

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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:58 am

Chapters this Week!

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June 3, 2018 - 10:45 am

(PHOTO: The Cowichan Valley, Victoria and Mid-Island chapters took part in a massive Stop Kinder Morgan protest in Victoria on )May 31.

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

#StoptheKMbuyout day of action, June 4
1- Twenty-one chapters to take part in #StoptheKMbuyout actions
[ https://canadians.org/blog/22-chapters- ... s-tomorrow ]

Ontario provincial election, June 7
2- Windsor-Essex chapter and allies put the spotlight on a proposed mega-hospital in the lead-up to election day
3- Guelph chapter produces this video to encourage people to vote
4- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Kitchener-Conestoga 'meet the candidates' forum
5- Kitchener-Waterloo chapter at Waterloo 'meet the candidates' forum

G7 summit, June 8-9
6- Inverness County, South Shore chapter activists to protest vs the G7 summit

Climate
7- Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Mid-Island chapters take part in Stop KM march in Victoria
8- Vancouver-Burnaby chapter at rally in Vancouver vs the Kinder Morgan pipeline
9- Powell River chapter calls on their NDP MLA to continue his work to Stop KM
10- NWT chapter tweets their Liberal MP to see if he agrees with the Trudeau's buyout of the Kinder Morgan pipeline
11- Montreal chapter signs letter calling on Trudeau to support a managed decline of fossil fuel production, not build more pipelines
12- Montreal chapter takes part in #EnsembleContreKinderMorgan protest
13- Hamilton chapter co-sponsors screening of 'Directly Affected' vs Kinder Morgan
14- Kamloops chapter screens 'Directly Affected' with its filmmakers
15- Saint John chapter and allies to hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour' in several communities, June 9
16- London chapter to protest vs Kinder Morgan buyout, June 16

Water
17- Saint John, Fredericton chapters visit the Wolastoqyik Mothers and Grandmothers at their land defence camp at the site of the proposed Sisson mine
18- PEI chapter supports the call for federal environmental assessment of Northern Pulp's proposed effluent treatment plan
19- North Shore chapter promotes #NoPipe petition to save the Northumberland Strait and to protect our Atlantic salmon and sea trout
20- Moncton chapter helps to organize to bring municipal drinking water treatment plant back under public control
21- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
22- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
23- Guelph chapter to attend public forum and Solidarity Saturday action in Detroit, June 8-10
24- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
25- Inverness County chapter to participate in rally against Northern Pulp effluent pipeline into the Northumberland Strait, July 6
26- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Trade

27- Montreal chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and climate change, June 13
28- Halton chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and climate change, June 19

Health
29- Inverness County chapter holds public forum on pharmacare with Monika Dutt
30- Edmonton chapter encourages Alberta chapters to take part in Alberta Pharmacare Working Group MP lobby meetings
31- Kamloops chapter and allies hosting public forum on stopping extra-billing and privatization, June 14

Democracy
32- PEI chapter critical of Premier MacLauchlan's Electoral System Referendum Act
33- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
34- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity
35- Edmonton chapter thanks University of Alberta for granting David Suzuki an honorary doctorate of science
36- Pacific region chapters calling on MLAs to respect UNDRIP, reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
37- Comox Valley chapter meets with their NDP MLA to call on her to ask Premier Horgan not to renew fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago
38- Kent County chapter helps fundraise $1,031 for the Kopit Lodge Legal Fund assertion of title by Mi'kmaq People to unceded territory in New Brunswick
39- Red Deer chapter hosts public forum on the refugee experience, reconciliation, corporate power
40- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter co-sponsors talk by Algonquin Anishinaabe advocate Lynn Gehl
41- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
42- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
43- Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Delta-Richmond and NWT chapters planning Site C tour featuring Wendy Holm, starting July 10
44- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation' film on the co-operative movement

Upcoming
45- Prairies-NWT chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 12
46- Pacific chapters to hold monthly conference call, June 13
47- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
48- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
49- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
50- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
51- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
52- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
53- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
54- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
55- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
56- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
57- Council of Canadians Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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

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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Chapters this Week!

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June 15, 2018 - 11:29 am

(PHOTO: The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter and water campaigner Emma Lui took part in a protest against water shutoffs in Detroit.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

Climate justice
1- Thirty-one chapters take part in #StoptheKMbuyout actions
[ https://canadians.org/blog/31-chapters- ... ut-actions ]
2- Edmonton chapter and allies protest Trudeau's visit to Kinder Morgan terminal
3- Saint John chapter hold 'Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour'
4- London chapter to protest vs Kinder Morgan buyout, June 16

Trade
5- Inverness, South Shore, Montreal chapters take part in Stop G7 actions
[ https://canadians.org/blog/council-inte ... uebec-city ]
6- Montreal, Ottawa chapters host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and energy proportionality
7- Halton chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA, June 19

Water
8- Guelph chapter opposes water shutoffs at protest outside Detroit Water and Sewage department office
9- Quinte chapter calls on Prince Edward County council to support 'quench buggy' purchase
10- Campbell River chapter resolves to continue to push for blue community after city council rejects their request
11- London chapter committed to making London a blue community
12- Brandon-Westman chapter awaits city council decision on blue communities, June 30
13- Inverness County chapter to participate in rally against Northern Pulp effluent pipeline into the Northumberland Strait, July 6
14- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Health
15- Kamloops chapter host forum on stopping extra-billing and privatization

Democracy
16- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
17- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Solidarity

18- NWT chapter asks why land and resource legislation does not reflect UNDRIP
19- Pacific region chapters calling on MLAs to reject the renewal of fish farm tenures
20- Comox Valley chapter holds event opposed to fish farm tenures, June 16
21- Victoria chapter co-sponsors Street Ruckus 4 Wild Salmon, June 18
22- Prince Albert chapter to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21
23- Kamloops chapter to hold a 'renewable energy float competition' as part of their annual Peace Walk, June 23
24- Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Delta-Richmond and NWT chapters planning Site C tour featuring Wendy Holm, starting July 10
25- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation'

Upcoming
26- Comox Valley chapter to hold a trivia night gathering, June 16
27- Chapter delegates to the annual conference arrive in Ottawa, June 21
28- Chapter delegates to attend chapter caucus day, June 22
29- Chapters to gather in Ottawa for Groundswell 2018 annual conference, June 22-24
30- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
31- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
32- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
33- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
34- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
35- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
36- Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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


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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 am

Chapters this Week!

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June 28, 2018 - 1:07 pm

(PHOTO: 43 chapters from coast-to-coast-to-coast converged in Ottawa for the June 22-24 Groundswell 2018 conference! Photo by Ottawa chapter activist Phil Soubliere.)

Here's a snapshot of recent and upcoming chapter actions across the country:

WIN!
1- South Shore chapter celebrates Lunenburg town council taking a stand against BP drilling offshore of Nova Scotia [ https://canadians.org/blog/win-lunenbur ... ova-scotia ]

Annual conference
2- Forty-three chapters take part in Groundswell 2018 annual conference in Ottawa

Climate justice
3- Chapters take part in #ProtectOffshoreNSMikmaki and #StopKM march in Ottawa [ https://www.facebook.com/CouncilofCDNS/ ... wMDY2MzUz/ ]
4- South Shore chapter tries to speak to Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil in Lunenburg about offshore drilling
5- North Shore chapter encourages participation in provincial consultation on the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities
6- London chapter brings Giant Black Pipelines Snake puppet to Stop KM protest outside the Prime Minister's Office

Trade
7- Montreal, Halton and Ottawa chapters host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and energy proportionality
8- Northumberland chapter signs open letter in opposition to investor-state dispute settlement provisions in 'trade' deals
9- Chapters to meet for trade strategy call, July 4
10- Hamilton, Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to host Gordon Laxer talk on NAFTA and energy proportionality, October

Water
11- Guelph chapter opposes glass factory proposed by the Chinese corporation Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited that would draw 1.6 million litres of water a day
12- NWT chapter says territorial government's plans for changes to major natural resource and environmental management legislation make no reference to UNDRIP or right to water [ https://canadians.org/blog/nwt-chapter- ... ommitments ]
13- Quinte chapter designs 'Water Bottle Refilling Station' for local businesses
14- Brandon chapter disappointed by city council's rejection of blue communities request
15- Inverness County chapter to participate in rally against Northern Pulp effluent pipeline into the Northumberland Strait, July 6 [ https://canadians.org/blog/rally-agains ... ait-july-6 ]
16- New Brunswick chapters prepare for provincial election, September 24

Democracy
17- Terrace chapter promotes proportional representation at their local farmers market
18- Pacific region chapters prepare for referendum on electoral reform, November
19- PEI chapter seeks funds, support to intervene in support of proportional representation next provincial election, October 2019

Health
20- Thunder Bay chapter walks in solidarity with the women of the Port Arthur Health Clinic [ https://canadians.org/blog/thunder-bay- ... lth-clinic ]

Solidarity
21- Hamilton chapter rallies at Queen's Park for minimum wage and decent work vs Doug Ford agenda
22- Winnipeg chapter co-sponsors the city's 37th annual Walk for Peace
23- Prince Albert chapter screens 'Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies' to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day
24- Fredericton chapter at Reclaiming Wolastoq Ceremony [ https://canadians.org/blog/fredericton- ... q-ceremony ]
25- Comox Valley chapter opposes BC government's fish farm decision in Vancouver Sun letter to the editor
26- Victoria chapter takes part in 'Street Ruckus 4 Wild Salmon!'
27- Comox Valley chapter and allies rally against fish farms
28- NWT chapter wants a federal assessment of the downstream impacts of the Site C dam on the Peace-Athabasca Delta
29- Regina chapter supports the Justice for Our Stolen Children camp at the Saskatchewan Legislature
30- Kamloops chapter organizes 43rd annual Walk for Peace
31- Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Delta-Richmond and NWT chapters planning Site C tour featuring Wendy Holm, starting July 10
32- Prince Albert chapter to screen 'Silent Transformation'

Upcoming
33- Montreal chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
34- Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to participate in Canada Day parade, July 1
35- Prairies-NWT regional meeting in Winnipeg, September 28-30
36- Pacific regional meeting in Vancouver, October 12-14
37- Atlantic regional meeting, October 19-21
38- Ontario-Quebec regional meeting in Toronto, October 26-28
39- Groundswell annual conference to be held in Kamloops, June 2019

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

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Postby Oscar » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:29 pm

Chapter Update

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July 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm

(PHOTO: An image from the campaign to enact a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act in B.C.)

Here are just some of the recent chapter actions from coast-to-coast-to-coast:

Wins!

The Guelph Chapter helped block a proposed glass factory in the Guelph-Eramosa area that would have drawn 1.6 million litres of water a day for its operations. Guelph City Council voted in favour of motion rejecting the proposal! [ https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/ ... tos-987444 ]

The South Shore Chapter celebrated the Municipality of Shelburne's decision to write letters to the federal Ministers of Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans to express concerns about BP drilling for oil and gas offshore of Nova Scotia.

Climate Justice

Several chapters, including the Northwest Territories [ https://www.myyellowknifenow.com/30866/ ... es-to-yzf/ ], Hamilton, Ottawa and Quinte, hosted or attended town halls and screenings of the anti-KM film Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure.

The Comox Valley Chapter joined 50 environmental, Indigenous, human rights and faith organizations endorsing a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan asking the province to enact a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act. [ https://canadians.org/blog/making-big-o ... roposed-bc ]

The Victoria Chapter paddled with over 100 other boats in solidarity with Coast Salish communities to #ProtectTheInlet from Kinder Morgan. [ https://twitter.com/hashtag/protectthei ... t&src=hash ]

The Regina Chapter issued a press release denouncing Premier Moe's continued support for oil pipelines.

The Thunder Bay Chapter supported a Pop-up Postcard Factory, sending messages opposing the Kinder Morgan buyout to MPs.

The London Chapter shared a new academic paper from local allies on the fight against neonicotinoids. [ https://www.facebook.com/londoncoc/post ... 0747166362 ]

Water

The Victoria, Comox Valley, Powell River, Nelson, Kelowna and Kamloops chapters hosted stops on the Damning the Peace Tour, featuring author Wendy Holm, who spoke about the many reasons why the multi-billion Site C dam project should be stopped.

The North West Territories Chapter stood in solidarity with Nova Scotians, demanding a full environmental review for the proposed Kraft pulp mill effluent pipe in Abercrombie.

The Inverness, North Shore, South Shore and PEI chapters [ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/ ... protest-n/ ] were at the massive #NoPipe rally in Pictou speaking out about the Kraft pulp mill effluent pipe and the proposal to pipe treated effluent, which still contains many hazardous substances, directly into the Northumberland Strait.

Solidarity

Chapter activists are participating in the Muskrat Falls Solidarity Chain Fast.

The Campbell River, Victoria and Kamloops Chapter members published an editorial in the Times Colomnist calling for a publicly-owned replacement for Grey Hound bus services. [ http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op ... 1.23365114 ]

The Red Deer chapter held their annual meeting to talk about the year’s successes and look ahead to how we can work together and strengthen the chapter’s future work for social justice.

The North Shore Chapter spoke out against the Nova Scotia government's close relationship with mining companies.

London Chapter member Margo Does [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgHB0LFycWw ] shared her original song, "Border Babies" about the family separations that are happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Moncton Chapter raised concerns about a plan to cut down 16 tress in Aberdeen Park

The PEI Chapter challenged racism in a letter to the editor [ http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/islan ... on-227292/ ], speaking out against racist anti-immigration flyers that have appeared in local mailboxes

Chapters across the country shared articles and petitions about:

• the Site C Dam
• threats to Wood Buffalo National Park and other wetlands
• the Kinder Morgan pipeline and Kanahus Manual's arrest
• the Spirit of the Buffalo Camp opposing Line 3
• the Freedom Flotilla
• Ontario's sex-ed curriculum
• the campaign to ban single-use plastic bags in Guelph
• CETA

Thank you to all chapter activists for the amazing work you do in communities across Canada!

If your chapter took action this week, but it isn't listed above, send an email to jmuhongayire@canadians.org and tell us about it!

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Postby Oscar » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:03 pm

Chapters This Week

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July 26, 2018 - 5:07 pm

(PHOTO: Red Deer activists draw attention to unprotected lakes and rivers. Photo by the Council of Canadians Red Deer Chapter.)

Here is a sampling of the great work by Council of Canadians chapters this week:

Wins!

The Guelph Chapter celebrated as Guelph City Council passed a motion to investigate "a strategy for the elimination of single-use plastic grocery bags."
[ https://www.change.org/p/guelph-city-co ... u/23051816 ]

Water

The Guelph Chapter reported back on their fight against the proposed glass factory in Guelph/Eramosa Township - celebrating the township's decision to uphold existing bylaws and reject the proposal, but anticipating more work ahead. [ https://canadians.org/blog/xinyi-propos ... wnship-get ]

The Red Deer Chapter held "Every Lake, Every River" [ https://rdnewsnow.com/article/592782/ra ... ted-waters ] signs at City Hall Park and McKenzie Trails to raise awareness locally that 99 percent of the country’s lakes and rivers have been left unprotected under the Navigable Waters Act. They also published a letter on water in the Red Deer Advocate. [ https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/opinion ... out-water/ ]

Through the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS), Atlantic chapters continued to call for an end to BP's offshore drilling [ https://globalnews.ca/news/4346987/call ... uspension/ ], and a public inquiry on the matter [ http://ckbw.ca/news/521232082/coalition ... e-drilling ]. They also took their message to the West Dublin Market. [ https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreCoun ... 8978953744 ]

Climate Justice

Council chapters continued to plan screenings of the anti-KM film Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure, including Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Powell River, Montreal, Peterborough, and London.

The Ottawa Chapter signed an open letter urging Justin Trudeau to withdraw support for the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
[ http://priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2 ... _final.pdf ]

The Comox Chapter followed up on the Comox Valley Sustainability Forum, posting presentations from the meeting earlier this spring.
[ https://cvcofcanadians.com/2018/07/20/s ... -may-2018/ ]

The Montreal Chapter wrote an open letter supporting members of Trudeau's Youth Council who spoke out against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
[ https://www.facebook.com/councilofcanad ... 5653931443 ]

The Saint John Chapter showed it's support for the New Brunswick fracking ban through the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance
[ http://www.noshalegasnb.ca/keep-frackin ... te-change/ ]

Solidarity

London Chapter co-chair David Heap kept up the work in Palermo, Italy, supporting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla which sailed from Sicily on July 22
[ https://canadians.org/blog/update-freed ... parts-gaza ]

The Hamilton Chapter supported the Canadian Health Coalition's call to speak out for a National public drug plan.

Up-coming

The North Shore Chapter is co-sponsoring a book launch on August 21 for There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities [ https://www.facebook.com/northshorecoun ... 2415645581 ]

The London Chapter is supporting the London Health Coalition and Ontario Health Coalition's plans for a rally in October
[ https://www.1069thex.com/2018/07/25/74349/ ]

Thank you to all chapter activists for another hard fought week, standing up for water, climate, trade, and social justice across Canada!

If your chapter took action this week, but it isn't listed above, send an email to chapters@canadians.org and tell us about it!


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Re: CHAPTERS THIS WEEK 2018

Postby Oscar » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Chapters This Week

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August 2, 2018 - 9:47 pm

(PHOTO: The Moncton Chapter helped launch the coalition Moncton H20)

Thank you to our chapters for a week of impressive actions, articles, and solidarity across the country. Here are just some of the highlights:


Water

Through the coalition Moncton H20, the Moncton Chapter campaigned to see their municipal water service brought back into public hands. The chapter also highlighted the problem of blue-green algae in local waterways and across the country. [ https://canadians.org/blog/moncton-h2o- ... -web-tools ]

The Guelph chapter continued their work with Wellington Water Watchers at the #SayNOtoNestle campaign meeting. [ https://twitter.com/wwaterwatchers/stat ... 5090983936 ]

The Quinte Chapter organized to have the “Quench Buggy” – a mobile water station providing drinking fountains and refill stations to top up personal water containers – at the PEC Women’s Institute Art and Craft Show in Picton.

Many chapter shared articles and actions supporting the ongoing fight against the Site C dam disaster.


Solidarity

London co-chair David Heap spoke out in an interview on Al Jazeera [ https://mediaview.aljazeera.com/video/c0OTMRiHBk ] about the Israeli navy’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla boat, Al Adwa. The London Chapter called on Canada to exert pressure for Palestinian human rights. [ https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_ ... 6450768458 ]

Several chapters shared news of Larry Commodore from Stó:lō Nation - a Participant on the Al Awda Freedom Flotilla boat who was taken prisoner by the Israeli navy.

Hamilton Chapter activist Dave Cherkewski spoke out against Doug Ford’s decision to cancel Ontario’s basic income pilot project . [ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton ... -1.4768844 ]

The London Chapter attended a London Health Care Coalition meeting to plan for their rally against Doug Ford’s health care agenda. [ https://www.facebook.com/events/476207046156776/ ]

The Quinte Chapter raised awareness and attended a meeting about a proposed 32 hectare trailer park expansion near sensitive wetlands on Prince Edward County’s South Shore. [ https://gem.godaddy.com/p/564b9c?fe=1&p ... c72e1d50f7 ]


Democracy

The Northwest Territories Chapter called for people to vote for climate action candidates in upcoming local, provincial and federal elections. [ https://twitter.com/cocnwt/status/1023953501041258496 ]

The Guelph Chapters called on Ontarians to educate themselves about candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. [ https://twitter.com/GuelphCoc/status/10 ... 3028283392 ]

The Fredericton Chapter posted about the dangers of fake Facebook ads and other interference in New Brunswick elections. [ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1387375983 ]


Climate

Many of the chapters shared stories and raised alarm over the unprecedented global heat wave and other current, real and devastating consequences of climate change.

The Edmonton Chapter highlighted the failure of tar sands oil companies to reduce


Upcoming

The London Chapter will be participating in the Fighting Ford's Austerity: Building a Powerful Movement rally in London on August 11. [ https://www.facebook.com/events/224558084826379/ ]

Several Chapters will be joining the Canadian Labour Congress’ webinar How to campaign on pharmacare in your community on Wednesday, Aug 8. [ https://www.facebook.com/events/281779902374097/ ]

Finally, we offer our condolences the London Chapter, and to the family and friends of long-time London Chapter activist George Crowell, who passed away recently. http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obi ... Id=1085984

If your chapter took action this week, but it isn't listed above, send an email to chapters@canadians.org and tell us about it!


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