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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 […]

Victoria chapter calls for spending on public transit, not urban highway expansion

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter says all levels of government should shift money away from road projects that increase carbon pollution and spend those funds instead on public transit. In a Vancouver Sun opinion piece, Victoria chapter activist Eric Doherty, who is also transportation planning consultant and a founding member of the Better Transit […]

Chapter Activist writes about ‘climate lens’ for infrastructure funding decisions

Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter member Eric Doherty recently published this article in Ricochet: Federal government plans to use ‘climate lens’ for infrastructure funding decisions The federal Liberals will implement a climate test for federal funding of infrastructure projects, according to Jonathan Wilkinson, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change. Wilkinson, […]

Victoria chapter at massive anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protest march

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter participated in a huge march against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. The chapter’s banner can be seen in this 2-minute Facebook video. The Times Colonist reports, “Fuelled by anger and and a belief they had been betrayed, more than 1,000 protesters took to Victoria’s downtown streets Thursday […]

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Wed Jan 25 – Blood of Extraction: book launch with author, Jeff Webber

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC), Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, Central America Support Committee (CASC) & UVIC Social Justice Studies (SJS) present the Victoria launch of this important new book: The Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America – by Todd Gordon and Jeffrey Webber. Wednesday January 25th 7 pm—-9 pm. University of Victoria: […]

#StopKM Vigil co-organized by Victoria Council of Canadians Chapter

Rally Against Pipelines – Financial Support for Standing Rock

The Social Environmental Alliance is holding a rally in solidarity with the Standing Rock water defenders and against the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipline 5:30 Thursday December 1st. Chapter activists will be there with the Council of Canadians banner. If you can make it, please come and talk with us! Further info https://www.facebook.com/events/893229350814081/ Also, if […]

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Chapter Activist writes on post-truth climate politics in BC

Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter member Eric Doherty recently published this op-ed, which touches on the transit and the McKenzie Interchange in Greater Victoria. If you have thoughts on the subject, please add a comment on the Georgia Straight website. Eric Doherty: It’s time to challenge post-truth climate politics in B.C. by Eric Doherty on […]

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Victoria among 13 chapters at #KMVigils to oppose Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline

Hundreds of people came out to the Victoria vigil to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline on Monday. Our chapter was involved in organizing the event, and paid for some of the materials. Thanks to everyone who showed up to our contribution to the #KMVigils! #StopKM! Below is the report from the Council of Canadians national […]

Victoria chapter at #NoDAPL solidarity rally

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter is at a solidarity rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline at this hour. The Facebook outreach for the gathering says, “Come out in solidarity with the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock, ND. We ask individuals to come out with their drums, rattles, regalia, songs, prayers and voices to […]

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Nov 21 Vigil to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Monday November 21st 4:30pm at Victoria City Hall on Douglas Street, and then spreading out and lighting up Douglas Street to illuminate our opposition to the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline. Enlighten Trudeau that Canadians are serious about meeting our Paris climate commitments. Please bring your candles or light, and your musical instruments & voices. […]