Action Alerts

Here’s an ever growing list of actions we have asked our members and the public to take on various issues that affect our communities. In many cases, such as recent actions on the Juan de Fuca trail, your letters, your appearances at public meetings, and your willingness to take action have been very successful in changing decisions that were fait accompli. Thanks, and keep on acting up!

Jun 09

Expand the transit system, electrify the fleet, and eliminate fares!

The Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter has has endorsed this climate emergency campaign. Please read and take action! This coming Tuesday, June 11, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission is considering a climate action plan to massively expand the regional transit system, electrify the fleet, and eliminate fares by 2022. A number of Commissioners are currently […]

May 29

Victoria march against Kinder Morgan Buyout – Thursday May 31st 5:30pm

The Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter is co-sponsoring the March Against Kinder Morgan Buyout, starting on Thursday May 31st at 5:30 pm. When: 5:30pm on Thursday May 31st Where: Government and Wharf Streets, Victoria B.C. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Trudeau government is buying out Kinder Morgan completely to prop up […]

Jan 21

Sign CofC ‘Trump Not Welcome’ Petition!

The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians co-sponsored the Women’s March attended by hundreds on January 20th. Barbara spoke for the Chapter and promoted the Council of Canadian’s ‘Trump not welcome’ petition which has been getting a huge response across Canada. The online petition to keep Trump out of Canada has already gathered over […]

Sep 14

Sign the open letter supporting climate-friendly transportation investments!

The Council of Canadians chapters on the lower mainland recently won a major victory for climate justice and better transit by working with allied groups. The BC NDP government just pulled the plug on the 10-lane Massey Bridge proposal, freeing up over $3.5 billion that can be used for better transit. See Now, the […]

Jan 10

Rally & March Against the Trump Agenda

Rally & March in solidarity with people in the United States and around the planet who are refusing to let Donald Trump’s hateful agenda become normalized! 1pm Rally / 2 pm March, Sat Jan 21 at Centennial Square in Victoria BC. Before the march, from 1 to 2 pm, a Rally to Support Women’s March […]

Aug 19

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 03

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

Jan 11

Idle no more

Idle no more action: Join in January 11 1 PM

The Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter is privileged to support all Idle no more actions happening here in Coast Salish territories and all over Canada. Victoria’s Idle No More event is at City Hall, 1 PM January 11th as part of a global day of action

Oct 29

The Victoria Council of Canadians Urges Victoria City Council to restore housing funding

The Victoria City council in a narrow vote last week decided to cut $100,000 from Victoria City’s homelessness funding. Victoria’s budget should not be balanced on the backs of people who need help the most.