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.

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 […]

Dec 24

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 […]

Dec 16

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 […]

Dec 01

#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 […]

Nov 22

Eric Doherty

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 […]

Photo by Eric Doherty

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 […]