The Council of Canadians is supporting a May 30th "End of the Line" march in Saint John against the Energy East pipeline and the new Irving marine export terminal that would be associated with it. Reuters reports, "Irving’s role [in the Energy East project] would be to build and operate a $300 million 850,000 storage tank facility capable of serving more than 100 ocean-going tankers per year."
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has been in Germany this week to raise our concerns about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Her trip has included a panel debate with German chancellor Angela Merkel on CETA and corporate globalization.
On the eve of Earth Day, the Conservative government tabled what they boasted to be a balanced budget, even naming the budget Strong Leadership: A Balanced Budget, Low-Tax Plan for Jobs, Growth and Security.