ACTIVlist Update - April 10, 2017

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Island Peace Committee marks 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge
Charlottetown-based Council of Canadians vice-chairperson Leo Broderick is a member of the Island Peace Committee.

Anglican conference in Kingston watches Barlow speech from Trinity Church in New York
Barlow spoke on March 23 from Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City on 'Water: Commons or Commodity?'.

Kinder Morgan to make its final investment decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline by June... 30
But what are the potential costs of this 890,000 barrel per day pipeline in terms of long-term damage to the environment and even lives lost?

Victoria chapter hosts Maude Barlow for pre-election talk on water justice
The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter hosted Maude Barlow at a public forum that attracted a full-house of 150 people at the University of Victoria this afternoon.

Regina chapter at rally to stop Crown Corporation privatization bill & cuts to public services
The Council of Canadians Regina chapter participated in the 'Rally to Stop Bill 40 and Stop the Cuts!' today.

Quill Plains chapter takes part in 'Drop Everything and Read Saskatchewan' day of action
"Thousands of people participated to ask the Saskatchewan government restore funding to libraries."

Mid Island chapter hosts Maude Barlow for water protection talk in Nanaimo
The public forum attracted a full-house of 300 people at the Bowen Park Recreation Complex.

Prince Albert chapter takes part in 'Drop Everything and Read Saskatchewan' day of action
The provincial government of Premier Brad Wall delivered its budget -- which included an almost $5 million cut to public libraries -- on March 22.

Self-described feminist prime minister champions non-feminist CETA
The Trudeau government touted their budget released last month as Canada’s first "gender-based federal budget".

The CETA Diaries: What Canadian Politicians Really Did in Belgium
Last October, we were treated to the tale of the off-again, on-again Canada-European Union summit featuring CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.


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