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

Chapter Activist writes about ‘climate lens’ for infrastructure funding decisions

Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter member Eric Doherty recently published this article in Ricochet: Federal government plans to use ‘climate lens’ for infrastructure funding decisions The federal Liberals will implement a climate test for federal funding of infrastructure projects, according to Jonathan Wilkinson, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change. Wilkinson, […]

Oct 30

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WIN! Saanich Council passes resolution opposing the TPP

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter has convinced Saanich Council to pass a resolution in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)! On September 3, Saanich News reported, “Following a presentation [by Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians] to Saanich council [on August 15], a motion was made […]

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Victoria chapter attends electoral reform consultation with federal minister

By Brent Patterson The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter participated in a consultation on electoral reform with the Minister of Democratic Institutions last night. The Government of Canada website had noted, “October 27th, 2016 – Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Harbour Towers Hotel and […]

Aug 20

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Saanich Council to hold Special Forum on TPP!

Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the COC delivered a short presentation Monday on the concerns of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and answer period, at an upcoming special forum.

Aug 18

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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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Indigenous women express concerns about MMIWG inquiry

The Trudeau government today announced the long-awaited inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). The inquiry will: be led by Marion Buller, British Columbia’s first female Indigenous judge, and four other commissioners; begin on September 1 and run until December 31, 2018; and cost $53.8 million. CBC has reported, “It will examine […]

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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

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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 […]