Hamilton, ON – With one year to go before the next federal election, over 300 Council of Canadians supporters from coast to coast will gather in Hamilton to prepare for the crucial year to come. This Friday, the Council of Canadians opens its conference, Forging Solidarity.
There is strong public opposition to the Energy East tar sands pipeline in the city of North Bay which is situated in northeastern Ontario. It may even be that TransCanada - the company behind the controversial 1.1 million barrel per day pipeline - considers North Bay to be it's 'No. 1 trouble spot'.
Ottawa —The Council of Canadians is disappointed by Michigan Bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes' decision to not implement a temporary restraining order which would pause the water shutoffs of people unable to pay their bills. Since March, the Detroit Water and Sewer Department has been discontinuing water service every week to 1,500 to 3,000 residents who cannot pay their bills.