Jan 11

Follow Up Brainstorming Session!

We need your ideas! Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pmBCGEU Bldg2994 Douglas St.Victoria, BC Help us brainstorm a new vision for the Victoria Chapter! OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS! (If you are a member of the Council of Canadians, and you live in the Greater Victoria area, you are […]

Victoria Sewage Treatment

(Reblogged from the Campaign Blog of the Council of Canadians) Victoria considers privatization of sewage treatmentSaturday, January 9th, 2010 On November 20, 2009, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke to a capacity audience of 250 people at the St. Ann’s Academy auditorium in Victoria. As noted by CUPE then, “With a decision on sewage […]

Jan 04

Health Care for Seniors

Victoria Public Event: For Our Elders, For Ourselves. Better Long-term care now!When:Thurs. January 21, 2010, 7-9 pmWhere:St. John Anglican Church (Parish Hall), 1611 Quadra Street, VictoriaMore info:Speakers feature Toby Edleman, Centre for Medicare Advocacy (USA) and Stephen Elliott-Buckley, CUPE Researcher at HEU For More Information contact: Kerry Janzen, 1-800-663-5813 ext. 7076 or email kjanzen@heu.org http://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/BC […]

Jan 03

Coffee Night Speaker

BCGEU Bldg., 2994 Douglas StreetTuesday, January 19, 2010, 7-9:15 p.m.“Copenhagen: The Real Story” Joan Russow (leader of the Green Party of Canada from 1997-2001) speaking about her experience as a reporter at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Come and hear what really happened there as most of the developed states ignored the emerging science […]

Dec 28

Official Statement on the 2010 Olympics

Written by Council of CanadiansClick here for full statement. Exerpt:“As an organization focused on global justice we are especially concerned that the 2010 Olympics are providing a prime ‘green‐washing’ opportunity for corporations involved in the most egregious threats to the survival of humanity and the earth through their active participation in the privatization and commodification […]

Water Watch Meeting

GREATER VICTORIA WATER WATCH COALITION MEETING: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow (behind Sir James Douglas School) Update on the campaign for “public” sewage treatment. Also, help us to plan our annual World Water Day event! For updates visit: http://www.greatervictoriawaterwatchcoalition.ca/ Come to meet and work with others who care about […]

Next Monthly Board Meeting

Board Meeting: Wed. Jan. 27, 2010, 5:30-6:30 pm BCGEU Building, 2994 Douglas St. All members of the Council of Canadians are welcome. If you are not a board member, and you wish to attend, and/or if you have items you would like to have added to the agenda, please contact us at least a week […]

Nov 29

Stand up! Speak out!

On October, 29, while most of us were going about our daily business, the BC legislature approved Bill 13, which amends the city charters of Vancouver, Richmond and Whistler. This new law makes it legal for police to enter a home, seize “anti-Olympics” signs, and arrest the occupants. On November 25, while her audience waited […]

Nov 07

Torch Relay Protest

Above: Snakes in the Grass protesters wait for the Olympic torch at the Blue Bridge in Victoria, taking the opportunity to educate RCMP Constable Ross Wallace on the finer points of corporate bad behaviour.On Friday, October 30, 2009, at the start of the Torch Relay in Victoria, snakesinthegrass.net staged two demonstrations against some of the […]