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.

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 18

TPP Presentation

Video – Why Municipalities Should Oppose the TPP Power Grab

Watch Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians  presentation to Saanich Council on the notorious TPP power grab that aims to gives corporations more power than elected politicians.  Saanich Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and […]

Aug 03

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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

Jul 30

Husky oil spill

Saskatchewan oil spill shows need for move away from fossil fuels

By Daniel Cayley-Daoust and Emma Lui, published in the Regina Leader-Post, July 29, 2016 As we write this, more than 200,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluents is flowing uncontrollably down the North Saskatchewan River. It has already forced three cities to close their drinking water intakes and is impacting First Nations in Treaty […]

Jun 14


Action: Comment on the Raven Coal Mine before June 27!

Please take some time to let the government know how you feel about the Raven coal mine in Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Comox Valley! Click here for the online form. You can also email your concerns at, or write a letter to Rachel Shaw, BC EAO, PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC […]

May 06

Muskeg in oil country

Alberta Oil Spill Update: 8 hours between detection and shutoff

It appears that Plains All American Pipeline, responsible for Alberta’s worst pipeline spill in a long time, waited 8 hours to shutdown the flow of oil after they detected a problem, criminal negligence. Operators of an oil pipeline whose rupture created the largest Alberta spill in 36 years detected a potential problem nearly eight hours […]

May 04

Muskeg in oil country

Huge Oil Spill in Alberta. Cover up by Regulators

The oil spill in Alberta has been downplayed by Alberta Government, The ECRB, and the media. Though it happened on Friday, the fact that the biggest oil spill in 30 years had occurred was not released till after the election. The ECRB is continuing to downplay the issue, but First Nations communities have been affected […]

Jan 24

REDD ignores primary causes of forest destruction

A new study by Jeremy Rayner, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan Graduate School of Public Policy and chair of the panel of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) suggests that REDD and REDD++, the UN’s preferred program for using forests to offset climate change, will not work. Our findings suggest that disregarding […]