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.

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 November 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

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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 […]

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 […]

Nov 14

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. […]

Nov 08

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Nov 29 – Bike Lanes and Beyond: Transportation & Climate Justice in Greater Victoria

Free Public Forum – Tuesday Nov. 29 7-8:30 pm Victoria Public Library Central Branch – 735 Broughton St Presented by Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC) and the newly-formed Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria. We all know that transportation is one of the biggest sources of climate pollution, and […]

Nov 07

Video: Leap Manifesto Event with Council of Canadians

On Oct 30, 2016 Leap Victoria, a new group dedicated to promoting and advancing dialogue about The Leap Manifesto, held their first public event. The provocative panel discussion featured Barbara Mitchell Pollock Co-Chair of the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter. Moderator – Jessica Van der Veen – RAVEN Marvin Gandall – Leap Victoria Barbara Pollock […]

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