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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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, staged two demonstrations against some of the […]

Action Alerts

Here’s an ever growing list of actions we have asked our members and the public to take on various issues that affect our communities. In many cases, such as recent actions on the Juan de Fuca trail, your letters, your appearances at public meetings, and your willingness to take action have been very successful in […]

Words to Live By

‘Cowardice asks the question-is it safe? Expediency asks the question-is it politic? Vanity asks the question-is it popular? But conscience asks the question-IS IT RIGHT? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it BECAUSE it is RIGHT.’ – Martin […]

Social Networking Lesson

Alex Batko (left) and Robert Cory gave a lesson on Facebook, Twitter and Google Docs at the Greater Victoria Public Library last night, hosted by the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians. We had around a dozen people, which allowed time for all the questions. Everyone learned a lot about how social networking can […]