CCPA Logo New report chronicles regulatory failures behind Lac-Mégantic

Aug 18, 2014

Willful Blindness? by CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell, chronicles how Canada’s federal regulatory regime failed – directly and indirectly – to prevent corporate negligence, for which the citizens of Lac-Mégantic paid a terrible price.

Council of CanadiansRecent B.C Toxic Waste Spill Alarming, But Unfortunately Not Surprising

Aug 8, 2014

Already having successfully defeated another similar proposed B.C. mining site, the Council of Canadians is disturbed, but unfortunately not surprised, about yesterday’s massive toxic waste spill in the B.C. Cariboo region.

BREAKING: “DAM LINE 9!” Occupation of Line 9 Construction Site Begins

Dam Line 9Aug 5, 2014

Deshkaan Ziibing, Anishinabek Territory – As this statement is being released, individuals from affected communities throughout south-western Ontario have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. Activists stopped the work around 7am this morning, asserting that Line 9 poses a danger to people, animals, land, and water.

UFCW Canada LogoUFCW Canada denounces gender-based discrimination against migrant women under Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

Aug 1, 2014

Canada’s leading union for migrant farm workers is asking the Ontario Human Rights Commission to open an inquiry into gender-based discrimination practiced by Canadian agribusinesses that employ migrant farm workers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).

USW LogoB.C. deal with China: Another Temporary Foreign Worker debacle?

Jul 31, 2014

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney should nix the B.C. Liberal government’s plan to use temporary foreign workers to develop the province’s liquefied natural gas industry, says the United Steelworkers (USW).

Council of Canadians LogoCivil Society Groups Launch “People’s Intervention” Campaign to Fight TransCanada Pipeline

Jul 29, 2014

Canada—As TransCanada prepares to file a proposal to the National Energy Board for its Energy East pipeline,, the Council of Canadians, and have launched a campaign calling for climate change and community voices to be included in the National Energy Board’s review of the mega-project.

NUPGE LogoAlberta remains one of the most dangerous places in Canada to work, especially for young workers

Jul 28, 2014

The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is calling for changes to the province’s labour laws following the recent death of a 15-year-old worker.

USW LogoPrecedent-Setting International Standard for Responsible Mining Released

Jul 22, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) is pleased to support today’s release of a proposed international Standard for Responsible Mining. The draft standard is being released for public comment by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA).

Council of Canadians LogoAs shut-offs enter third month, Canadians to bring water to Detroit, demand Obama declare state of emergency

Jul 21, 2014

Unable to cook, bathe, or brush their teeth, thousands of Detroiters are now entering their third month without running water. To support their neighbours across the border, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a convoy of 1000 litres of water to Detroit with a message for President Obama.

CCPA LogoNavigating Canada’s complex terrain of student financial assistance

Jul 21, 2014

Student aid systems in Canada are intricate, elaborate, and, in many cases, thoroughly unmanageable, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

UNIFOR LogoPipeline exporting crude isn’t good for Canada, job creation

Jul 18, 2014

A recent editorial from a handful of construction unions (“Northern Gateway pipeline needed to enrich us all”) was long on rhetoric about the Northern Gateway pipeline and short on facts.


CUPE LogoIsrael/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations

Jul 17, 2014

Public Services International is calling for an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations in the Israel and Palestine conflict.

Council of Canadians LogoAfter paying for town’s silence on Energy East pipeline, TransCanada lawyers told to ‘cease and desist’

Jul 16, 2014

Reacting to revelations that TransCanada Corp. paid for the Town of Mattawa’s silence, the Council of Canadians delivered a “cease and desist” letter to TransCanada’s lawyers today demanding that they enter into no similar gag order agreements with other municipalities.

NUPGE LogoSupreme Court makes landmark ruling on land title rights

Jul 7, 2014

A major ruling by the Superme Court of Canada will have serious implications for the Conservative government’s plans to proceed with the Northern Gateway Pipeline, among other projects that seek to tread on Aboriginal land.

USW LogoNL Conservatives, Liberals Weaken Workers’ Rights, Promote Inequality

Jul 4, 2014

The provincial Conservatives and Liberals have taken a page out of Stephen Harper’s ideological playbook to weaken workers’ rights and increase inequality in Newfoundland and Labrador, the United Steelworkers (USW) says.

Mining Watch LogoHuman rights organizations urge Canada to take action against corporate abuses in Ecuador

Jun 27, 2014

Eleven months after submitting a complaint to the Canadian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises in Ottawa, FIDH, its member organisation in Ecuador CEDHU and MiningWatch Canada, representing a group of peasant farmers and indigenous people affected by the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, urge the Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) to immediately proceed with the case.