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“Coal Fever – Vancouver Island” will be airing on SHAW TV this weekend and next week. Sun. Dec.1 at 8pm. Tuesday December 3 at 8pm (CV only) Thursday December 5 at 8pm (Comox Valley, Campbell River, Powell River) Saturday December 7 at 8pm (CV only) Sunday December 8 at 8pm (CV only)
It is also online at http://youtu.be/ST6VHapUZeQ
Back in 1983 at the public hearings for the Quinsam Coal mine in Campbell River, there was a lot of opposition: even the mayor and council were opposed. The provincial government gave the mine the green light anyway. If local citizens, governments and businesses don’t want this type of resource extraction industry in their area, should it be allowed? Continue reading
Building Opposition to Canada’s Corporate “Trade” Agenda
An Evening with Stuart Trew Trade Campaigner, Council of Canadians
and Brenda Sayers, Hupacasath First Nation
Free trade and investment deals like NAFTA promote and lock in the rights of corporations to make a profit. At the same time they undermine the ability of communities to make decisions in their own best interest. Every new deal takes the corporate agenda a step further, and they are virtually impossible to cancel once ratified. The Canadian Government has signed, or is in the process of negotiating and seeking to ratify a variety of new corporate rights treaties.
Salmon Confidential is a powerful new documentary that all British Columbians should see. It talks about the discovery of European viruses in BC salmon; the role that salmon farms play in the epidemic; and attempts by federal agencies to suppress these findings by silencing and discrediting scientists, including several whose expertise is acknowledged globally. Continue reading
Across the country and around the globe there is a new kind of movement against the Harper Conservatives.
Uniting to Defend Democracy Idle No More World Day of Action Rally Gather across from I-Hos Gallery on Dyke Road 12:00 pm Monday, January 28, 2013
As a Council of Canadians supporter, you are invited to join this peaceful rally to demonstrate our unity against the Harper agenda. Continue reading