Council of Canadians

World Water Day Forecasts Calgary's Parched Future

Mar 22 2009 - 6:00pm

"The flows of all major rivers, including the Bow River, will fall substantially, perhaps by 50 percent or more." On October 22, 2007, Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down told Calgarians this bad news about Calgary's future water supply. Read More


Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB

Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Feb 5 2009 - 12:00am

This week, Canada failed to join the International Renewable Energy Agency. Next, the federal budget effectively ended all major support for new renewable energy development in Canada. Wouldn't it be great if Alberta could turn from being the owners of the biggest global warming crime ever to leaders in sustainable green electricity?

This action alert contains two actions:

On Feb 4, the Energy Day of Action,

  1. Demand green electricity by phone or through your MLA.
  2. Tell your MLA you want no new approvals in the Tar Sands.
  3. demand legislation for a Feed-in-tariff system for small scale renewables producers.

Contact information for MLAs
Contact information for MPs Read More

Public Forum: Protecting the Environment in the Development of the Tar Sands

Jan 21 2009 - 2:00am to 4:30am

The Council of Canadians, Calgary Chapter is pleased to present a public forum:

Dr. Preston McEachern will present on the Alberta Environment policies in place for protecting, monitoring, and restoring the environment.

His presentation will update us on the current environmental status of the Fort McMurray area, and the quality and quantity of water in the Athabasca River. Read More


Wickenden Hall, Unitarian Church
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Book Launch - Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 4 2008 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Parkland Institute is happy to be co-hosting the Edmonton launch of Andrew Nikiforuk's new book entitled Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Details for the launch event are as follow:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008
ETLC 1-001, University of Alberta (map)
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Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta (off 116 Street at 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

Council of Canadians AGM: Boom for Whom?

Nov 1 2008 - 3:00pm to Nov 3 2008 - 5:00am

Council of Canadians

Boom for Whom? Busting the Myths of Continental Integration

Location: Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe
8am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. See for more info.
$70 - $35 (for fixed income) – includes Saturday lunch Read More


Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB

Boom for Whom? Panel with Barlow, Schindler & Nikiforuk

Nov 1 2008 - 2:00am

Council of Canadians

Free Public Panel with

Maude Barlow, Dr. David Schindler & Andrew Nikiforik

Come out on Hallow’s eve for some haunting insight into the state of Canada’s natural resources.

For more info contact [email protected] Read More


Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB

Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Oct 9 2008 - 1:00am
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building, U of A
Free Admission

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr. Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Read More


Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

Sep 25 2008 - 12:30am
Stanley A. Milner Library
Free Admission

Film will be introduced with a brief overview of the context of nuclear energy in Alberta, and a short discussion to follow.

Flim Synopsis

Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident
Directed by: Anna Broinowski
(Australia, 2004, 52 min.)

Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Read More


Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton , AB

Tar Sands Action Camp

Sep 20 2008 - 1:00am to Sep 22 2008 - 1:00am

Greenpeace and the Council of Canadians are offering a 3-day action camp to help you expand your activist toolbox and to learn about the Alberta Tar Sands.

The 3-day camp will cover a variety of different areas. From informational sessions on the Alberta tar sands, to workshops on topics ranging from non-violent direct action, media, art and activism, campaign planning, climbing and more. Read More


Outside of Edmonton , AB


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