by Ian Skinner and Mike Northcott, Onoway River Valley8 Conservation Association ( a Working Group of the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians) May 25, 2022 On Feb 8, 2000 the Sturgeon County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board stated the following in their decision regarding strip mining: “The Board believes that mining operations withinContinue reading “Sturgeon County Sand and Gravel Strip Mining Regulatory Review Denies the County’s Responsibility to Protect the Ecological Viability of the Sturgeon River (just north and west of Edmonton) “
Join us on Sat. Mar. 12 to show your support for the promised Canadian Federal Ministry for a Just Transition
It’s time that all Alberta MPs support the movement towards a healthy and sustainable future, for the sake of generations to come.
The Edmonton Chapter has joined the Day of Action for a Just Transition initiative – a national CoC effort in collaboration with 350.org.
At the 2021 Council of Canadians National Annual Membership Meeting the membership voted for a policy resolution for the withdrawal of Canada from NATO. It has been estimated that 90% of Canada’s Military effort has gone to NATO and with that expenditure we create a lot of greenhouse gases on top of the expense and war. NATO member nations spend one trillion annually on their militaries which is more than 50% of global military spending. One estimate calculates the total cost of shifting our electricity to 100% renewable energy over 10 years at 4.5 trillion. That is still less than the 6 trillion that we’ve spent on almost two decades of endless wars waged since 9/11. The questions that needs to be asked is shouldn’t we spend less on the military and more on climate change and a number of other things that we need?
Thanks to Ian Skinner of the Onoway River Valley Conservation Association for this timely review of the environmental authorities of soon to be elected municipal politicians Good faith requires a party who has a “discretionary power” under a contract to exercise that discretion in accordance with the purposes for which it was conferred”, the Supreme Court ofContinue reading “Acting in Good Faith”
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, defendContinue reading “Edmonton Chapter AGM this Sunday, Dec. 6, 3-5 p.m. on Zoom”