Can you believe Trudeau did this?

As someone who loves to kayak, I am deeply worried about every lake and every river in Canada.
Did you know that most lakes and rivers in Canada are no longer protected from harmful development like dams, mines, powerlines and fish farms?

As someone who loves to kayak, I am deeply worried about how the federal government is eroding the public’s right to navigate lakes and rivers and the impacts this will have on lakes and rivers in our communities.

I bet you share similar concerns about the welfare and protection of our cherished lakes and rivers.

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NAFTA? 2017

On the survey we sent you earlier this month we asked supporters like you what concerns you the most about President Donald Trump. His proposed renegotiation of NAFTA to “put America first” scored high. And now I urgently need your help to act on that concern.

For years, we have seen the ravages of NAFTA – the Chapter 11 corporate lawsuits that have cost Canada billions of dollars and eroded our environmental and public policy, hollowed out manufacturing towns and put hundreds of thousands of people out of work, and created greater inequality in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

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Edmonton Chapter AGM 2013

Council of Canadians-Edmonton Chapter Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 6 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Idylwylde Branch of the Edmonton Public Library
8310-88 AvenueVisit the Facebook event page.

You are cordially invited to attend the Council of Canadians-Edmonton Chapter Annual General Meeting to help us celebrate the work we have done over the past year and to continue our work promoting democracy and opposing corporate rule in Canada.The meeting will consist of an election of our Edmonton Executive, light refreshments and a presentation by Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director, Bill Moore-Kilgannon entitled Citizens Can Make Shift Happen.Bill Moore-Kilgannon (see bio below) will speak about the important role that citizens play in shifting the political process when they work together through organizations like the Council of Canadians. There is no question that doing advocacy work in Alberta can be challenging, but there are many real examples of successful advocacy that we need learn from and celebrate. If we can learn how to be successful advocates, then we can not only help to shift our political culture in support of the public interest, but also make friends and have fun along the way!

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Edmonton Chapter at “Sink Harper”

ImageEdmonton Chapter reps are now attending the Annual General Meeting of the Council of Canadians in Nanaimo B.C.  900 in attendance at last night’s public forum.  Registrations are sold out.

Thanks to Council of Canadians Communications Officer Matt Ramsden for helping to set up this new blog.