Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

The final book in Maude Barlow’s Blue trilogy, Blue Future is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Actress Margot Kidder arrested at White House in Keystone pipeline protests

Canadian actress Margot Kidder, who played Louise Lane in the Superman movies, was arrested last week at a protest outside the White House. Over 2,000 people, including other celebrities such as Danny Glover, have vowed to face arrest as part of a mass civil disobedience in opposition to the “super-sizing” of the Keystone pipeline.

City of Burnaby named first Blue Community in Canada

Burnaby, BC – The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees has presented a certificate for becoming the first Blue Community in Canada to the City of Burnaby, the third largest municipality in BC.

Protect the Great Lakes as a Commons, says Council of Canadians

As the federal government prepares to introduce its budget, the Council of Canadians is calling for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion. The Council of Canadians outlines how and why to do this in a new report today entitled Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever.

Poll suggests Harper Government out of step with Canadians

Ottawa – With just over a week before the next major round of UN climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, results of an Environics Research poll suggest that the Canadian public has far different priorities than the government when it comes to climate change.

Water Privatization and Human Rights

Montreal – The Council of Canadians is condemning the Harper government for its sponsorship of an international conference of water corporations that are seeking to privatize the resource. The organization and representatives of Quebec-based allies unfurled an 8-metre long blue banner with the message “Public Water is a Human Right” at the front doors of…

Water on Table

Canadian crusader Maude Barlow, the National Chair of the citizen advocacy group The Council Of Canadians, has had to defend the life-or-death truth against corporate interests for years… And even today, it is a war un-won.

KYOTOplus: Change Canadian Policy to Adopt Kyoto Protocol

A petition by the Council of Canadians for politicians to support the 2nd phase of the Kyoto Protocol this December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark: KYOTOplus: Climate Action Now!  Petition Faced with climate change and diminishing resources globally, we are at a critical juncture for energy policy. Now, more than ever, we need a Canadian Energy…