ACTIVlist Update - April18, 2017

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WIN! City of Prince Albert supports right to water & public water
The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter has won their city council's support for the human right to water and publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services.

Public input on Trans-Pacific Partnership ignored by Liberal government
The Liberal-dominated House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has issued its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Council of Canadians opposes... Premier Notley's endorsement of Canada-China FTA talks, tar sands exports to China
The Council of Canadians is opposed to a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement given it would be detrimental to people and the environment in both Canada and China.

Canada and Europe's food safety at risk with glyphosate found in 1/3 of food products
In August 2016, The Council of Canadians produced a report with numerous European allies on the impact the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would have on food safety.

Dr. Day court challenge for private health care adjourned until at least September
The Council of Canadians mobilized outside the B.C. Supreme Court on September 6, 2016 at the beginning of Dr. Brian Day's legal challenge against public health care.

Big Blue Success - Guest post by Diane Connors + the Prince Albert chapter
There was a great victory for the Prince Albert Chapter of the Council of Canadians about a week before World Water Day. On March 13, Prince Albert city council approved 2 out of 3 of the Blue Communities Resolutions: to recognize water as a human right, and promote publically owned and financed water.

350.org founder McKibben calls Trudeau a "stunning hypocrite" on climate change
Bill McKibben, the founder of the climate campaign 350.org. calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a "stunning hypocrite" for saying "all the right things" but at the same time also "claiming the right to sell the oil that will use up a third of the earth’s remaining carbon budget".

Standing Committee report on TPP issued weeks before negotiators meet in Canada to talk TPP 11
The Liberal-dominated House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has issued its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), just weeks before TPP negotiators are expected to meet in Canada to pursue the so-called 'TPP 11 coalition of the willing' option (the TPP without the United States).

CETA could harm family-owned fine-cheese makers & farmer-owned co-operatives in Canada
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will very likely harm cheese makers in Canada.

Council trade campaigner to present to Senate committee on Bill C-30 on May 3
Montreal-based Council of Canadians trade campaigner Sujata Dey will be presenting to the Senate foreign affairs and trade committee on May 3 at 4:15 pm.

Kent County chapter hosts Earth Day Student Art Show
The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter is hosting an Earth Day Student Art Show in Richibucto, New Brunswick.

Guelph chapter at Erin Town Council meeting tonight on Nestlé 'community benefit fund'
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter will be at a Town Council meeting in Erin this evening where a so-called Nestlé 'community benefit fund' will be voted on.

Hamilton chapter to support proposed ban on groundwater extraction at City Board of Health meeting
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter will be presenting to their City's Board of Health on Thursday (April 20) in support of a proposed ban on local groundwater extraction for non-agricultural commercial activity.

Prince Albert chapter mobilizes for climate justice & food security on Earth Day
The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter will celebrate Earth Day with a Seedy Saturday gathering and a climate justice march to City Hall.

Campbell River chapter to hold all-candidates 'meet and greet' on April 22
The Council of Canadians Campbell River chapter will be holding an all-candidates 'meet and greet' on April 22, Earth Day.

London chapter calls for postal service to be restored, Liberals to decide on their promise this spring
The Council of Canadians London chapter distributed postcards and 'decorated' self-serve mailboxes yesterday to demand that the Liberal government fulfill its October 2015 election campaign promise to restore door-to-door postal service.

Williams Lake chapter hosts all-candidates debate on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
The Council of Canadians Williams Lake chapter is organizing an all-candidates debate for the upcoming provincial election in British Columbia.

Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert & Quill Plains chapters support People's Climate March
The Council of Canadians Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Quill Plains chapters support the 'People's Climate March Regina' that will happen on April 29.

Guelph chapter at All Votes Count strategy workshop
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter attended an All Votes Count vision, strategy and tactics workshop on April 15.

Nelson chapter to collect signatures for petition demanding electoral reform, April 21
The Council of Canadians Nelson chapter will have an information table focused on electoral reform at the Kootenay Country Store Co-operative on April 21.

Montreal chapter at talk by Avi Lewis on the Leap Manifesto
The Council of Canadians Montreal chapter attended a talk by Avi Lewis on the Leap Manifesto at Concordia University on April 9.

Quill Plains chapter questions Premier Wall's holding of shares in oil companies
The Council of Canadians Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter is raising their concern about Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall owning shares in Whitecap Resources and other oil companies.

South Niagara chapter receives reply from Wallonia's minister-president on CETA
The Council of Canadians South Niagara chapter has received an email Wallonia's minister-president Paul Magnette about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Hamilton chapter receives reply from Wallonia's minister-president about CETA
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter has received a reply from Paul Magnette, the minister-president of the French-speaking Belgian region of Wallonia.

London chapter calls on Trudeau to keep his promise and make every vote count
The Council of Canadians London chapter participated in a community rally for electoral reform on April 13.

Hamilton chapter convenes call prior to House of Commons vote on electoral reform
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter convened a conference call with seven other chapters on April 12 to discuss electoral reform.

Delta-Richmond chapter to host provincial election all-candidates debate, April 27
The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond chapter is hosting an all-candidates meeting for the May 9 provincial election.

Mid Island chapter hosts screening of 'Hands-On: Women, Climate, Change' on May 2
The Council of Canadians Mid Island chapter is co-sponsoring a six-part documentary film series beginning with Hands On: Women, Climate, Change.

Delta-Richmond chapter holds public forum opposing the 10-lane Massey Bridge
The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond chapter held a public forum titled, 'Connecting Community? Impacts of a New Bridge on Richmond' yesterday evening.

Chilliwack chapter raises questions about Nestle's dealings with Kinder Morgan
The Council of Canadians Chilliwack chapter raises the the issue of the lack of transparency around how Nestle secured the rerouting of the 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline away from the Nestle well in Hope in a letter to the editor published in the Chilliwack Progress.

Northwest Territories chapter quoted in Huffington Post video on Nestle bottled water
The Huffington Post reports, "Bottled water — and its sourcing and plastic packaging — has become a controversial product. Now, there's another reason you might want to avoid it.



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