The Council of Canadians
is Canada's largest citizens' advocacy organization working to safeguard social security, promote economic justice, renew democracy, advocate alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserve our environment.
For More Information: Dylan Penner, Council of Canadians
Like many Canadians I will be watching the Leaders debates closely to see which leaders commit to renegotiating NAFTA," says Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Members included: Brian Arnold, a tax lawyer; Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living; Laurie Beachell, National Co-ordinator, Council of Canadians
with Disabilities; Harry Beatty, a lawyer specializing in disability law; Gail Beck, M.
Do a report on some of the issues that the Council of Canadians
with Disabilities deals with by checking out their website at http://www.
The international forum on water was not the only venue for the Council of Canadians
to direct its concern.
The Council of Canadians
says that the non-cooperation, obstructionism, and attempts to disrupt the Federal Court case by the CIMS makes it look like Prime Minister Harper has something to conceal.
Participants: Wenonah Hauter, executive director, Food & Water Watch; Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians
, founder of the Blue Planet Project, and senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly; Claudia Campero Arena, Red VIDA network; Mary Ann Manahan, Focus on the Global South.
Guest speakers include: Tuesday, July 12: 2:30 pm - Arthur Donner, PhD, Economic Consultant 3:30 pm - Romeo Dallaire, Lieutenant General (retired) Wednesday, July 13: 10:00 am - Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress 11:30 am - Bill Fletcher, President, Trans Africa Forum 4:00 pm - Craig Kielburger, Free the Children Thursday, July 14: 9:30 am - Maude Barlow - Council of Canadians
10:30 am - Christian Brunkhorst, National Advisor, IG Metall (GM-Opel) 12:00 pm - Serge Cadieux, Quebec Director, Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union 3:00 pm -Ken Neumann, Canadian Director, United Steelworkers
According to a 2003 report published by the Council of Canadians
this, "prompted a concerted effort by the Canadian business community to undo the Canadian welfare state and realign with the more market-friendly political environment of the United States.
Peggy Hutchison, Brock University Alison Pedlar, University of Waterloo, Susan Arai, Brock University, Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres, Ottawa Council of Canadians
with Disabilities, Winnipeg, National Network for Mental Health, St.
We have letters of support from Bob White, the president of the Canadian Labor Congress, a group that represents over one million people; from Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians
, and other non-Native organizations.