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Dear Edmonton Chapter Friends, 
We welcome you to join us in person or online for our Chapter’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and celebratory gathering  this Sunday at 3 p.m. We will be reporting on our many areas of activism this year, which include:
  • Hosted a National Day of Action for a Just Transition event, with 50 other communities across Canada
    Delivered a World Water Day symposium focusing on the health of our Alberta rivers
    Lobbying the city on the need to stop cosmetic pesticide spraying and the use of Bti to control mosquitoes
    Campaigning for world peace and highlighting the military’s wasteful burning of fossil fuels
    Opposing the unauthorized use of groundwater and surface water for sand & gravel strip mining in Sturgeon County
    Promoting a democratic, ad free social media platform for all Canadians
    Protesting Royal Bank’s continued funding of petroleum extraction that contributes to climate change
    Co-hosted three symposia to highlight the imminent threat of Tar Sands Tailings being dumped into the Athabasca River
The second half of the meeting will be devoted to sharing our hopes for meaningful action in the coming year, and opportunities for us all to get involved. For example, this year’s trucker protest event highlighted the need for organizations interested in protecting a Civil Society to collaborate in solidarity, if we’re going to have a similar impact! We hope you will join us for this discussion and the following free potluck dinner.

When: December 11, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (followed by potluck dinner)  Pizza, tea, coffee and light snacks  will be provided by the Edmonton Chapter.  Potluck salads and desserts if you’d like to bring anything.

Where: Allendale Hall, 6330-105 A. St., located on East side of Allendale Junior High School Grounds. Use the South entrance just across from the playground. Parking along 105 A. St. Use #701 or #9 bus.

Or join us online, 3:00 p.m. at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84063792400?pwd=UjVBUmVQSktFMUFhSnh2UVZHY1dXdz09, meeting ID: 840 6379 2400. Passcode: 257863

Meeting Agenda:
  • Welcome, land acknowledgement
    Approval of minutes from 2021 AGM and agenda for 2022 AGM
    Co-chairs’ report on 2022 Chapter activities
    Report on National actions during 2022
    Treasurer’s Report
    Election of Officers by Chapter members
    Sharing Circle, including input from all attendees, discussion about opportunities
    Potluck dinner

For any questions about the meeting, to learn more about our Chapter, to get involved or to make a donation, send an email to the Chapter using the Email widget on the Home Page.  
Edmonton Chapter, The Council of Canadians

by The Just Transition Working Group:

The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter with Keepers of the Water cordially invite you to a Symposia Oct 5, 26 and Nov 16 on the proposed dumping of inadequately treated tar sands tailings into the Athabasca River.

The link below provides detail on these events and a Registration Button. These events will be both in person, at the Telus Centre at the U of A and on line. Please note that space at in-person events will be limited.

The Edmonton Chapter’s Just Transition Working Group, in association with our allies, is now focussing on the spectre of the Ft. McMurray “Tailings Ponds” 1.4 trillion litres and growing of toxic, acidic and saline residues left over from over 50 years of the upgrading/refining of mined tar sands.

Despite licensing agreements to adequately treat these effluents, tailings have never been reduced in quantity or effectively treated in over 50 years of mining. Meanwhile, industry has provided a pittance in security bonds to back their promise to clean up the mess and has recently asked for and received unreasonable extensions of their licences to delay cleanup long after a number of mines have been depleted, raising the spectre of the public being stuck with the clean up costs.

This series of symposia aims to inform and inspire the public in the face of a truly epic situation. A problem that disproportionately affects primarily indigenous communities downstream.

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