ACTIVlist Update - February 1, 2019

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This daily ACTIVlist e-mail is a compilation of blog posts, media releases and action alerts from the Council of Canadians. For more information about our campaigns, how to get involved, and how to become a member, go to canadians.org. Please use this link to forward ACTIVlist to a friend and encourage them to join! Thank you for your interest and support.

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ONTARIO: Click to call Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and tell her you oppose Ford's secret plan to privatize health care!


Leak shows Ford government plans to privatize health care
A leaked document from the Ford government shows that the Progressive Conservatives are preparing to privatize health care in Ontario. The document is a draft bill, 81 pages long, titled “The Health System Efficiency Act.”


Northern Pulp: the one-year countdown has... begun!
More than 500 people gathered in Pictou Landing First Nation’s gym to kick-off the one year countdown to the closure of Northern Pulp’s treatment facility in Boat Harbour, where an estimated trillion litres of effluent from the mill has flowed into since 1966. Carol from the North Shore Nova Scotia chapter was there and called it a “moving celebration”.


Supreme Court rules oil companies can't abandon project clean-up
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a ruling on the Redwater case, overturning earlier decisions that said the Alberta Environmental Regulator (AER) couldn't seize assets of bankrupt companies to pay for environmental clean-up.


Chapters This Week
Every day, Council of Canadians chapters are active in communities across the country. Council chapters are made up of volunteers who work with local community groups, organized labour and others to promote the Council’s campaigns to protect water and public health care, work for fair trade, climate justice and democracy as well as other issues of social and economic concern. Check out some of our chapters’ recent actions...



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