Making Waves: Sinking the Harper Agenda – Oct 26-28 Nanaimo

2012 September 26, by Chapter Council

Only one month to go. We hope you will attend the Council of Canadians Annual Meeting in Nanaimo. There will be 4-5 of us from Victoria, look for us there!

Here’s more information from the Council of Canadians website.
Download Poster for distribution here.

At a time of relentless attacks on democracy in Canada a broad civil society movement is needed more than ever to counter this government of the 1%. Join us in Nanaimo, BC for a movement-building conference with environmental, health, youth, Indigenous and labour groups to fight back against Harper’s austerity agenda and mining and pipeline projects that threaten our environment.


Friday, October 26
7:00-9:30 p.m. 

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC
Admission: Pay what you can. (Suggested donation of $10.) All are welcome.
With welcome from Snuneymuxw Elder and Chief Douglas White

Featuring keynote speakers: 

  • Maude Barlow, Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • Linda McQuaig, journalist and author
  • Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of


Saturday, October 27, 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC

Registration is required. Admission: $70 in advance. $90 on-site. Fixed income $40. Includes lunch and admission to Friday public forum. Join us for a day of interactive workshops and plenary panel discussions that will inform, inspire and motivate you to take action!