Council of Canadians

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Council of Canadians

Address:170 Laurier Ave W, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K1P5V5

Established: 1985. Description:Citizens' organization committed to safeguarding social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environment. Members: 100,000. Dues: $45/year.
Publications: Canadian Perspectives (quarterly); free to members.

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The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest member-based social justice organization, was represented by Mark Calzavara, Ontario-Quebec organizer.
The Canada's Supreme Court challenge was brought by the Council of Canadians, which sought to overturn the election of six Conservative MPs who won close ridings where there was evidence that someone tried to affect the results by calling opposition supporters and telling them their polling stations had moved.
According to Corporate Europe Observatory, the Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute, the proposed comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada would grant energy companies "far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development".
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When asked why key industrialized countries chose to abstain from the vote, Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, pointed to economics.
In October, Nestle spouted off in a full-page newspaper ad that "most water bottles avoid landfill sites and are recycled," that "bottled water is the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world," and that "Nestle Pure Life is a Healthy, Eco-Friendly Choice." The green organizations, consisting of Friends of the Earth Canada, the Polaris Institute, the Council of Canadians, Wellington Water Watchers, and Ecojustice, say the statements made by Nestle Waters Canada are in contravention of the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards.
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities celebrated the decision and was "thrilled to see the removal of another long-standing barrier to our mobility and travel."
What's more, a September poll for the Council of Canadians found that 61% of Canadians agreed with Obama's intention to renegotiate NAFTA.
A spokesman for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities stated: "I wonder if the [parole] board would have reversed the decision if Tracy had been a non-disabled child.
But while the completion of the railroad was celebrated, the implementation of TILMA is being met with opposition from anti-free trade groups such as the Council of Canadians, which organized rallies in both provinces to protest the agreement.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees are also involved in water day events.

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