June 5th, 2015

The Council of Canadians helped rally against the privatization of Hydro One today. Blackburn News reports, “More than 1,000 people converged on Queen’s Park this afternoon, calling on MPP’s to cancel plans to privatize Hydro One. The rally took place as the legislature began its final clause-by-clause review of the provincial budget bill, which includes [...]

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Water Day in Guelph

May 8th, 2015

There was a gratifying turnout for World Water Day events in Guelph. People learned about our watershed and threats to it, and posed to demonstrate their concerns for water security worldwide.

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Guelph rallies against Bill C-51

March 17th, 2015

One of two Guelph rallies against Bill C-51. The OPIRG rally was held at the end of the day after their wonderful Symposium on Social and Environmental Justice. Local musicians added to both rallies with songs of protest, peace and fairness. http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5477594-locals-turn-out-to-protest-bill-c-51/\\ Locals turn out to protest Bill C-51 Guelph Mercury By Tony Saxon GUELPH—Bill C-51 is [...]

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Energy East Letter Writing Campaign – February 28th

February 27th, 2015

In conjunction with GAP Contact the National Energy Board while you have a coffee there. Takes 15 minutes! The National Energy Board will soon be conducting hearings on the controversial Energy East Pipeline Project. They need to hear from thousands of Canadians that the Energy East is not the solution we need. Have your voice [...]

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Action Alert: Energy East Letter Campaign

December 11th, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne made a mistake yesterday. You can call her out on it. Last week, alongside the Premier of Quebec, Wynne announced seven conditions for the Energy East pipeline. The pipeline would fail any serious review of these conditions. That’s why the premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick who support the pipeline reacted [...]

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Council of Canadians part of People’s Climate March

September 25th, 2014

100+ world leaders gathered in NYC. 2808 solidarity events in 166 countries. The largest climate march in history. http://peoplesclimate.org/ “With a last count of 400,000 people strong, it indeed was the largest climate march in history, and one of the largest social movement moments in years.” — Andrea Harden-Donahue, energy & climate justice campaigner On Sunday, September 21st, more [...]

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Rally for Democracy – March 7th, 2014

April 16th, 2014

On Saturday, March 7th, 2014, a crowd of over thirty people gathered at The Farmers’ Market and paraded to Liberal MP Frank Valeriote’s office on Cork Street in protest of the Fair Elections Act. Speeches and comments were made and a letter of support from Frank Valeriote was read to the rally participants. http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/new-election-rules-concern-protesters/ A [...]

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March 1st, 2014

RALLY   for   DEMOCRACY ! (UNFAIR)  “ FAIR  ELECTIONS  ACT”  BILL C-23 A HUGE THREAT  to  Democratic Elections ! SATURDAY,  MARCH  8th 2014 Meet at  GUELPH  FARMER’S  Market: 11:00 a.m.   Bring Posters, Banners ! Silent Walk  to M.P. Frank Valeriote’s Office on Cork Street: 11:30 a.m. Presentations: 11:45 a.m.  – Cork Street Sponsored by: [...]

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Toronto – Enbridge Line 9 Construction Site Occupation

December 15th, 2013

Guelph Chapter member Paul Costello came out to show support for the action. Check out our active members… and read Mark Calzavara’s blog on the CoC website. You will see that our Guelph chapter was well represented at the recent occupation, of the north Toronto Enbridge Line 9 construction site. http://canadians.org/blog/line-9-construction-site-blockaded

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March Against Monsanto – October 12th at City Hall

October 6th, 2013

Global Call to Action and “March Against Monsanto” When: -   Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:00pm Where: – Guelph City Hall Why:   -    to inform the public about the long term health risks of genetically modified food –    to protect our food supply from genetic pollution/contamination -         to support and protect local and family farms -         to expose [...]

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