ACTIVlist Update - May 15, 2017

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Council supports Secwepemc’ulecw Assembly in opposition to Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline
The Council of Canadians has made a contribution to support a Secwepemc’ulecw Assembly taking place next month that is being hosted by Elders and women from the Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia.

Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Trudeau government to commit to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Liidlii... Kue First Nation raises serious concerns with Line 21 replacement in NWT
On March 10th, Enbridge filed an application to replace a segment of Line 21 that crosses the Mackenzie River with the NEB, and the NEB is now considering whether the application is complete or if there is any information missing before a public hearing is held

Trudeau & Trump to meet twice this month with trade and military spending on the agenda
Various news reports suggest that this month will see significant developments with respect to the U.S. Congress discussing the Trump administration's objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), further movement on the TPP 11 (the Trans Pacific Partnership minus the United States) at an APEC meeting, a likely announcement about a major increase in Canadian military spending, and two meetings between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Mother's Day has its origins in the struggle for the right to water and sanitation
Mother's Day has its historical roots in the struggle for the human right to water and sanitation.

The Council of Canadians calls on Andrew Weaver to work with the NDP to stop Kinder Morgan
The Council of Canadians is calling on the British Columbia Green Party leader Andrew Weaver to cooperate with the B.C. NDP to stop Liberal Premier Christy Clark's water-intensive, environmentally-destructive extreme energy projects.

Senate fails the public interest by passing C-30, the CETA implementation Act
The Senate voted in favour of C-30, an Act to implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), on May 11.

Trudeau's approval rating drops 16 points in six months
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval rating has dropped by 16 points over the past six months according to polling by Forum Research Inc.

Trudeau to host G7 summit in Canada next year
A Government of Canada statement has confirmed that a Group of 7 (G7) summit will take place in Canada in 2018.

Barlow calls on Trudeau to protect wetlands in midst of flooding
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a national program for protecting wetlands in Canada.

Chapters this Week!
Council of Canadians chapters take action for social, economic and environmental justice. Here are some of their activities from this past week.

London chapter at Mother's Day anti-war gathering
The Council of Canadians London chapter took part in a Mother's Day anti-war gathering yesterday afternoon.

London chapter at 78th consecutive sit-in against Liberal government's privatization of Hydro One
The Council of Canadians London chapter protested at Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews' constituency office against the privatization of the publicly-owned provincial electricity utility Hydro One for the 78th week in a row on Friday May 12.

South Shore chapter holds public forum on stopping the Alton Gas storage project
The Council of Canadians South Shore chapter held a public forum last night on the controversial Alton Gas storage project.

Quill Plains chapter calls on McKenna to change name of Fort Amherst national park
The Council of Canadians Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter has called on the federal minister responsible for Parks Canada to remove 'Amherst' from the name of a national park near Charlottetown.

Mississippi Mills chapter hosts Maude Barlow for talk on water and energy issues
The Council of Canadians Mississippi Mills chapter hosted Maude Barlow last night for a public forum in Almonte.

Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter to speak against provincial arbitration of land annexation issue
The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter will be presenting to City Council this coming May 15 on the City of Peterborough's proposal to ask the provincial government to arbitrate on a land annexation issue.


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