ACTIVlist Update - May 12, 2017

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WIN! Northumberland chapter celebrates Town of Cobourg vote in support of the right to a healthy environment
The Council of Canadians Northumberland chapter is celebrating that the Town of Cobourg's Committee of the Whole has recommended that staff develop a municipal declaration recognizing the right to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.

Time for Ontario to protect its water supplies
New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems... of protecting Ontario's groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit.

Treaty truckhouse update: understanding decolonization through food
Last night I participated in a town hall against Alton Gas in Sipekne’katik (Indian Brook First Nation), as part of a town hall tour on the topic.

House of Commons to vote on mandatory labelling legislation on May 17
Our ally the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) highlights, "The vote in Parliament on Bill C-291 for mandatory labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods is now scheduled for May 17."

Councillor McQuaid-England champions Oshawa becoming a blue community
The Council of Canadians supports the efforts of Councillor Amy McQuaid-England to have Oshawa recognized as a blue community.

Canada-U.S.-Mexico talks to renegotiate NAFTA could soon be just 90-days away
The formal negotiations to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could start as soon as mid-August.

Montreal chapter hosts public forum on NAFTA on eve of Lighthizer's confirmation as USTR
The Council of Canadians Montreal chapter hosted a bilingual public forum last night with Claude Vaillancourt speaking about the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Council of Canadians & Earth Action call on PEI Premier MacLauchlan to hold public hearings on GMO fish facility
The Council of Canadians and Earth Action are calling on Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan to hold public hearings into a proposed commercial facility in Rollo Bay West (a community about 73 kilometres east of Charlottetown) where genetically modified fish would be grown to market size.

Barlow talks Energy East, Nestle & blue communities at 'Untrouble the Waters' summit
Council of Canadians chairperson spoke at the 'Untrouble the Waters' summit at the University of Illinois in Chicago yesterday.


MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous leaders and allies call on candidates to stop Alton Gas project


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