ACTIVlist Update - April 7, 2017

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Parks Canada refuses to rename site that commemorates general who wanted to use small pox against Mi'kmaq peoples
Parks Canada has refused a request from the Mi’kmaq Grand Council and the Council of Canadians to remove the name Amherst from an historic site near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Comox Valley chapter holds public forum on water protection with Maude Barlow
The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter hosted Maude Barlow at a... public forum on water in Courtenay, British Columbia last night.

Hamilton chapter writes Wallonia's Minister-President in support of his stand on CETA
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter has written Wallonia's Minister-President Paul Magnette in support of his position on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Trudeau backs Trump's cruise missile strike on Syria
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his full support of US President Donald Trump's order to launch 59 cruise missiles against an air force base in Syria.

Quill Plains chapter says young voters disappointed by Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform
The Council of Canadians Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter has had a letter to the editor on electoral reform published in the Wadena News.

Michigan state legislators to introduce motion opposing Nestle bottled-water takings, April 19
Metro Times reports, "Two state representatives say they'll introduce a resolution opposing approval of Nestle Waters North America's plans to withdraw tens of millions of more gallons of water from Michigan."

Stop Alton Gas town hall in Antigonish
This week I was in Antigonish hosting the second town hall on the Stop Alton Gas tour. It was great to bring the fight for water, climate, and equity to Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s hometown of co-operative business, ongoing adult education, and social justice.

Guelph chapter writes Wallonia's Minister-President in support of his stand on CETA
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter has written Wallonia's Minister-President Paul Magnette in support of his position on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The Council of Canadians & Blue Planet Project call on the OTPP to support public management of water in Chile
Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist Roy Brady called on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) at their annual general meeting in Toronto yesterday afternoon to commit to a strategy to divest from private, for-profit water and sanitation services in Chile.

Barlow speaks on water protection to 300 people at a public forum in Courtenay
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke to a full-house of 300 people in Courtenay, British Columbia last night.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous leaders and allies unite in Antigonish to stop Alton Gas project

MEDIA RELEASE: Interprovincial Trade Agreement hides a secret minefield, says Council of Canadians

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maude Barlow to discuss B.C.'s water crisis and May election in Victoria on Saturday



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