ACTIVlist Update - September 5, 2017

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Chapters take part in Labour Day events
The Council of Canadians Kamloops, Hamilton, Regina, Campbell River, London, Guelph and Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters took part in Labour Day activities yesterday.

Trudeau spends a quarter of a billion dollars on highways to facilitate open-pit mines in Yukon
The Trudeau government will spend $247 million of public funds to subsidize highway and bridge construction for mining corporations that want to build open-pit mines in the Yukon that... involve massive tailings ponds that put local lakes and rivers at risk.

Trudeau should be prepared to walk away from NAFTA
The Trudeau government should be publicly affirming that it has an exit strategy and is prepared to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now being renegotiated.

Big Oil backs NAFTA, Trudeau could push for "more predictability" on pipeline approvals
Bloomberg reports that "oil industry leaders" are "desperate" to preserve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Climate-killing oil & gas 'reforms' could be entrenched through NAFTA 2.0 negotiations
The second round of NAFTA negotiations is happening now (September 1-5) in Mexico City.

McKenna's NAFTA environmental council includes former Shell president
Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna has named a ten-person advisory council on NAFTA and the environment that includes a former president of Shell Canada.


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