Council of Canadians

Canada-Europe free trade: after Victoria's pullout, Vancouver demands clarity on 'clandestine' CETA deal

Worried about its municipal rights and services, Victoria has joined Montreal, Toronto and dozens of cities in opting out of the 'most ambitious trade deal' in history. Is Vancouver next?

Enbridge shareholder meeting protest #FreedomTrain

After a cross-Canada tour, the Yinka Dene Alliance joins hundreds of supporters in Toronto for the final Freedom Train protest. We're keeping up with the action via Twitter.

Canada-EU free trade: water privatization not happening, authorities insist

VO brings you Part Two in a series on the secretive CETA free trade deal. Critics fear the agreement opens up Canada's water to multinational corporations.

Canada-EU free trade agreement called corporate Trojan horse

With NDP and Liberals criticizing Canada's secretive CETA agreement, VO launches a series on its impact on Canada's water, democracy, jobs and health.

A call for a universal drug plan for Canada

National health insurance challenge: one in six BC residents too poor to pay for prescription drugs, a new report in Canadian Medical Association Journal says, calling for change.

The future of Canada's health care at stake: Maude Barlow warns of privatization and high-cost drugs

It's more than just a simple funding formula: changes proposed by the Harper government could change Canadian health care in fundamental ways, warns Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow.

Canada's health care: Premier downplays dangers while critics warn of creeping privatization

On the eve of a pivotal premiers' meeting on health care, Christy Clark praised innovation, while critics warned of a "back door" to privatization.

Civil liberties, privacy groups cry foul as PM hails historic border deal

Today's sweeping U.S.-Canada border deal locks out terrorists, widens gates for trade, PM says.

Occupy movement grappling with "new phase of life"

"Organic" global movement will keep fighting inequality, gets busy debating how.

Climate activists' stunt puts heat on Environment Canada

Fake press release aimed at embarrassing the Conservative government on its environmental record.