Climate Justice

The climate crisis demands urgent action to transition to a low carbon future. Canada is going in the wrong direction – we are stuck in the tar sands. The federal and Albertan governments are allowing huge extractions to continue in the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.  Our commitment to being an “energy super power” that focuses on export-oriented energy trade is being allowed to trump needed action on climate change and energy security. Climate justice demands that we address the root causes contributing to the climate crisis including unsustainable production, consumption and trade that are driven by corporate led globalization. Real solutions must be based on democratic accountability, ecological sustainability and social justice.

For more, visit Council of Canadians page on Climate Justice.

Jul 15

BC Bus North 2018

Greyhound opens door for B.C. Bus – Op-ed in Times Colonist

Comment: Greyhound opens door for B.C. Bus JOANNE BANKS , ERIC DOHERTY and ANITA STRONG / Times Colonist July 12, 2018 After years of service cuts and declining service quality, Greyhound’s corporate owner (U.K.-based FirstGroup plc) is pulling the plug on bus service in all of Western Canada. This is a huge threat to communities […]

Jul 08

Damming the Peace Poster

Tues July 10 – Damming the Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam

Victoria Chapter members of The Council of Canadians Pacific Region welcome Author Wendy Holm to discuss her new book DAMMING THE PEACE: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam. Tuesday July 10 7-9 pm Legacy Art Gallery & Cafe 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC On-going opposition by landowners, legal challenges by First Nations, cost […]

May 29

May 31 2018 StopKM poster

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 31

Victoria chapter

Victoria CofC members blockade Kinder Morgan Terminal in Burnaby

Early in the morning January 29 close to 100 people joined an action serving blueberry pancakes outside the Westridge Marine Terminal undergoing construction to accommodate the hotly contested 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline. Yesterday’s actions are part of a series of acts on the part of (primarily) local residents under the banner ‘Justin […]

Jan 21

B.C. needs public highway bus service say Council of Canadians members

Check out this op-ed by Council of Canadians members Joanne Banks (Campbell River), Bruce Bidgood (Terrace) and Eric Doherty (Victoria Chapter). B.C. needs public highway bus service Greyhound is threatening to pull out of northern B.C. and many smaller communities across the province unless it gets a public subsidy. We think the best answer to […]

Sep 14

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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 https://canadians.org/blog/win-bc-government-cancels-construction-george-massey-bridge-project Now, the […]

Jun 04

Wed June 21 – Victoria Council of Canadians Chapter Annual General Meeting

The Victoria Council of Canadians’ AGM Wednesday, June 21, 2017         7:00pm-9:00 pm Cook Street Village Activity Centre Auditorium    380 Cook St.   An exciting and informative program: Business of the Victoria Council of Canadians LEAP Victoria with Anna Rasmussen & Howard  Breen + Keith Cherry, UVIC  Leap Campus Co-ordinator + […]

Mar 10

Boiling Point

Sat April 8 UVic – Maude Barlow on B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Victoria: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election Sat April 8, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm- University of Victoria Building: Human & Social Development (HSD) Room: A240 Maude Barlow is a bestselling author and activist. Her most recent book is Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (2016) Sponsored by […]

Feb 14

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Thurs Feb 23 – Victoria chapter to screen ‘To the Ends of the Earth’

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter will be screening To the Ends of the Earth on Thurs Feb 23. The outreach highlights, “Panel members: Caitlyn Vernon (Sierra Club) Torrance Coste (Wilderness Committee) and David Lavallee (film director). Hosted by Sierra Club, Wilderness Committee and Council of Canadians. $7 advance, $10 at the door.” And Lavallee […]

Jan 10

Download & print poster

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 […]