The Occupy Red Deer group stood up with numerous other citizens of the world to protest and create awareness of the Trans-Pacific Partnership yesterday. They marched and delivered letters to both the MLAs and the MP. Here is the clip of the event: http://tinyurl.com/mfgsov4
Join @CoCRedDeer and many other cities in many other countries to march against the Trans Pacific Partnership. This is another trade deal that threatens to further devastate small business, drive the wage equity gap further apart, threaten food security, prohibit effective market regulation, restrict access to generic medications and define corporate and governmental ownership of the internet. Need more information? Well the government will not give it to you, but here is what the Council has found out for you: http://canadians.org/search/node/TPP.
This Friday, November 1 from 7 to 10 in the evening there is going to be a teach-in during the Federal Conservative convention in Calgary. I realize this is short notice, but if you have free time, please watch this event from your computer. You will learn more about the threats the Conservative policies have on our Canadian society and a vision for the future.
There will be many special guests joining this event, such as:
- David Suzuki (Scientist and environmentalist)
- Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, the Council of Canadians)
- Chief Theresa Spence (Attawapiskat First Nation)
- Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation)
- Jean Lortie (Secretary-general, Confédération des syndicats nationaux)
- Andrew Nikiforuk (Author and journalist)
- Jim Stanford (Economist, UNIFOR)
- Brigette DePape (“Rogue Page”, writer and activist)
- Paul Moist (National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees)
- Michael Harris (writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker)
Date: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
TIME: 7 TO 10PM
Location: Your computer
This may be a bit early, but with the first snow I cannot get Christmas out of my mind. Come and join the Council in being festive for dinner on Friday, December 13. There will be cocktails starting at 5:30 and dinner will start at 6:00. Remember, bringing an ugly sweater is optional and if you don’t bring one, there is no competition. By the way, I’m positive the sweater you bring will be lovely regardless of whatever anyone else thinks.
When: Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 5:30 cocktails, 6:00 dinner
Where: Red Deer Buffet
Price: $20 and the cost of your drinks
Fracking – also known as hydraulic fracturing – is one of the biggest threats to clean water. It’s a process to extract natural gas or oil trapped in shale rock and coal beds. Using millions of litres of water, thousands of kilograms of sand, and thousands of litres of unknown chemicals, fracking companies blast apart rock formations. They then have to dispose of the toxic wastewater, potentially jeopardizing our clean water and our health.
Clean water and sanitation are a basic human right. The UN General Assembly and the Canadian government have recognized it as such. Now it’s time for us to uphold this right by banning fracking.
Tell the federal government to ban fracking and protect the human right to water in Canada. Sign the Council of Canadians’ petition now.
Read this post by Greenpeace about all of the spill in Alberta over the summer. This is very alarming.
Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley has ruled that the applicants in the recent high-profile election fraud legal challenge will not have to pay the Conservative Party $355,907 in legal costs, ruling on a reimbursement request that was filed this past June.
In the Conservative’s bid to commit “trench warfare” (called by the judge) by delaying the court, thus increasing the costs to the applicants and ultimately Canada’s democracy, they were unable to garner the reimbursements from the high-profile election fraud challenge.
The judge made his decision based on the fact that, “the applicants in this matter were genuine public interest litigants motivated by a higher purpose” who “stood to gain nothing other than the vindication of their electoral rights.”
Alberta’s Auditor General has agreed to a safety review of pipelines in the province!
The Council of Canadians is one of the 54 co-signers mentioned in the article below.
Since our Chapter deals with the municipal government on a regular basis for some issues, I believe it would be important to see which candidates share our interest in making our society better for everyone.
In order to do this I think it would be important to come up with some questions that are relevant to the Council of Canadians and ask each candidate. Their answers could be recorded or written down and then shared among our network. This can provide some more information to inform us who we want running our city council.
I understand there are individuals residing in other towns than Red Deer that are having elections next month, but the same questions may apply to those candidates as well. If we work together, some people residing in the jurisdictions who are having an election can ask their candidates.
Please email me all of the questions and I will distribute them to the rest of the list. If you believe them to be city/town specific, then please add which city/town you are from. I will organize them when I received them. If you want to send them in to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 6, then that would make it easier.
Thank you all for you participation