Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization. The Victoria Chapter includes members in all of the municipalities in Greater Victoria (Capital Regional District) and surrounding areas. We are located on the traditional territories of several Coast Salish First Nations, including the Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tseycum, T’Sou-ke and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nations, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the Saanich Peninsula.

Speak Out Against Kinder Morgan’s Climate Crime – Tues Aug 23

Victoria: Speak Up About Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline & Tanker Plan! ‘Public town hall’ Tuesday August 23 4 – 8:30 PM Victoria BC, Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (728 Humboldt Street) For six long years you’ve been waiting to have your say on the Kinder Morgan pipeline – and now is your chance! A federal panel is […]

Aug 19

TPP Presentation

Video – Why Municipalities Should Oppose the TPP Power Grab

Watch Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians  presentation to Saanich Council on the notorious TPP power grab that aims to gives corporations more power than elected politicians.  Saanich Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and […]

Aug 18

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Bus Lanes Not Freeway Interchanges!

Council of Canadians chapters act for climate justice in communities across Canada. One issue that if of concern in many is the neglect of public transit, contrasted to the expansion of highways and freeways. Our newest Victoria Chapter board member Eric Doherty is a transportation planner, and has become active in questioning the wisdom of the proposed McKenzie Interchange given the climate crisis

Aug 03

WaterAct

Join us for a discussion of BC’s Water Act

Thursday April 17. Join a community discussion-cafe on future of BC water. Excerpts from the film “Troubled Water” and a video on water taken for fracking. Bharat Chandramouli, Council of Canadians on issues concerning BC’s pending “Water Sustainability Act”.

Apr 10

Saanich Council to hold Special Forum on TPP!

Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the COC delivered a short presentation Monday on the concerns of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and answer period, at an upcoming special forum.

Indigenous women express concerns about MMIWG inquiry

The Trudeau government today announced the long-awaited inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). The inquiry will: be led by Marion Buller, British Columbia’s first female Indigenous judge, and four other commissioners; begin on September 1 and run until December 31, 2018; and cost $53.8 million. CBC has reported, “It will examine […]

Saskatchewan oil spill shows need for move away from fossil fuels

By Daniel Cayley-Daoust and Emma Lui, published in the Regina Leader-Post, July 29, 2016 As we write this, more than 200,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluents is flowing uncontrollably down the North Saskatchewan River. It has already forced three cities to close their drinking water intakes and is impacting First Nations in Treaty […]

Action: Protect Highlands Drinking Water

PROTECT HIGHLANDS DRINKING WATER! What’s Happening? Contaminated waste from the Esquimalt Graving Dock is being dumped in the Craigflower fractured rock aquifer between Thetis Lake Park  and Teanook Creek in the Highlands. This was initiated by the Government of Canada and contracted to Tervita Corp. with litte public consultation and no proper accomodation of First […]