Picnic for Public Education

Picnic for Public Education Come and join us in support of a dialogue toward excellence in education Thursday, August 12 – 12:30 – 2:30 pm Legislature Lawn, Victoria BC Coast Salish Territory Welcome guest speaker Tulani Ackerman as she completes her cycling trip from Prince Rupert to Victoria in effort to encourage all people in […]

Water Watch Coalition CALL TO ACTION

YOUR ACTION WILL HELP The Provincial Government has said it will fund one-third of the cost of the CRD’s sewage treatment system. They have given every indication that they will want more than one-third of the say in how the project is procured and governed. 1) The Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee is meeting […]

Lantern Ceremony

Friday, August 6th 7:30 pmHiroshima-Nagasaki remembered:The annual lantern ceremony, marking the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of JapanCraigflower Park / Kosapsomat Admiral’s Road and Gorge Road West, Saanich Lantern making starts at 7:30 pm, with words and songs of peace at 8:00 pm, followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. All welcome.Free – […]

Lantern Ceremony

Friday, August 6th 7:30 pmHiroshima-Nagasaki remembered:The annual lantern ceremony, marking the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of JapanCraigflower Park / Kosapsomat Admiral’s Road and Gorge Road West, Saanich Lantern making starts at 7:30 pm, with words and songs of peace at 8:00 pm, followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. All welcome.Free – […]

Issues of the Council of Canadians

The document with this title, a link to which is given in the right hand column of this blog, will eventually need to be revised as the Council of Canadians changes direction with changing times. For now, it needs to be mentioned that two issues currently of great importance in the work of the Council […]

Climate Change & G8/G20: Not Business as Usual

Monday, June 14, 20107:00pm – 9:30pm. Displays open at 6:30.St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra St. Victoria BC Speakers: Francois Pihaatae (Pacific Conference of Churches),Tria Donaldson (youth representative to Copenhagen climate meetings),Harjap Grewal (Council of Canadians), local Indigenous leadership “By now, you may have read about ‘Climate Justice: Take Action for People and […]

Next Monthly Board Meeting

Board Meeting: Wed. July 7, 2010, 7-9 pm Commons Room, 1246 Fairfield Rd.***NOTE UNUSUAL LOCATION***All members of the Council of Canadians are welcome, as long as they are invited or approved ahead of time as attendees by the board. If you are not a board member, and you wish to attend, and/or if you have […]

Salmon Protest & March of May 8, 2010

The migration event to Victoria was grassroots awesome. Thousands walked. And walking –they talked in ever changing kaleidoscopic migrating citizen knots pooling in back-eddies to surge across intersections 400 a time –unmarshalled. Schools of bright painted cardboard salmon on sticks jumping and twirling over the throng seething –dancing with salmon, the drumbeat, the music enjoining […]

Historical Background for the AGM on May 17, 2010

As we head toward our panel discussion on “the poverty industry” at our AGM on May 17, we would do well to recall that the Council of Canadians was founded 25 years ago to counter the free trade, deep integration policies of the Reagan and Mulroney administrations.The crushing poverty and homelessness that we have today […]

Next Monthly Board Meeting

Board Meeting: Tues. June 1, 2010, 7-9 pm Commons Room, 1246 Fairfield Rd.***NOTE UNUSUAL LOCATION***All members of the Council of Canadians are welcome, as long as they are invited or approved ahead of time as attendees by the board. If you are not a board member, and you wish to attend, and/or if you have […]