Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians, is Canada’s largest citizens’, non-partisan organization with members and Chapters across the country.
The Edmonton Chapter includes members on the banks of and within the watershed of of the North Saskatchewan River on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of the Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Metis and others. The Cree name for Edmonton is Amiskwaci-waskahikan (Amisk-watchee-waska-ikan) which means “Beaver-Hills House” –referring to the many beaver in the river, and the hills present day downtown Edmonton now sits on.
We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on climate justice, clean water/environmental rights, public health care/pharmacare, fair trade and other issues of environmental, economic and social justice in Canada.
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Dear friends and Supporters of the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, This has been a busy year for the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians – in addition to weathering a global pandemic, the Edmonton Chapter has been focussed on pushing back on efforts to delist and sell off Alberta Parks, defend…Read More
Neonicotinoid pesticides, arguably called “bee killers” are scientifically understood as a problematic class of pesticides. The European Union, in recognition of mounting evidence of their danger, banned 3 neonic formulations in 2018. Health Canada, at various times after 2015, promised to enact a similar ban. Instead, in November of 2019, Health Canada enacted restrictions of…Read More
Urging City Hall to Challenge Questionable Pesticide Practises and Stand Up to Troubling Federal Pesticide Regulatory Lapses
The City of Edmonton Community and Public Services Committee met this past Wednesday, June 26 to discuss the recently released updated Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy. The Committee accepted the policy as is and has punted it forward to the entire City Council for discussion, possible amendments and possible acceptance on Tuesday July 2nd or Wednesday,…Read More
Facts about Chlorpyrifos: By Sheryl McCumsey, Coordinator for Pesticide Free Canada and Pesticide Free Edmonton Chlorpyrifos is a potent and persistent neurotoxic pesticide that inhibits proper nerve function. (It kills insects by paralysing the insects muscles used for breathing. It is linked to severe birth defects, brain damage, developmental delays and behavioral problems in humans, certain…Read More
Is City Council Prepared to Challenge Questionable Pesticide Practises and Stand Up To Troubling Federal Pesticide Regulatory Lapses?
On Wednesday, June 26, the Edmonton Public Services Committee is scheduled to respond to the pending Integrated Pest Management (IPM) review and policy update. It is disconcerting that little more than a week before that scheduled meeting, it appears that this policy update has not yet been publicly posted. Therefore, as concerned citizens and volunteers, our…Read More