Maude Barlow

Voters discuss how to beat Harper at downtown public forum

Nine words were enough to get the audience fired up. “The next vision I have is ousting Steven Harper,” Musqueam Nation representative Celia Point said, eliciting deafening cheers from the audience...

'Fractured Land' depicts First Nations' fight to save land from oil and gas industry

On the outside, northern British Columbia is a beautiful place. Look closer, though, and a different world appears. A much darker world. One of drilling, mercury-infested water and cancer. A place...

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?

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.

Ottawa Keystone XL pipeline protest breaking news: Maude Barlow and David Cole arrested

Arrests are being made in Toronto right now of people protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, and David Cole, president of the Paperworkers Union of...

David Suzuki and Bill McKibben urge civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline

David Suzuki calls on people to risk arrest this August in order to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta's tar sands to Texas refineries.