March in solidarity this Sunday, November 29 for the People’s Climate Walk! This Thunder Bay event will be one of thousands across the globe on the eve of the Paris UN Climate Conference. We hope to see you there to show the importance of local involvement in global events.
Meet at Hillcrest Park at 1 pm. By 1:15 pm we’ll walk to Paramount Theatre on Court Street for a screening of Avi Lewis’s film, This Changes Everything at 2 pm (walk participants get priority entry). The film will be followed by a discussion focused on the needs of our collective future.
The Council of Canadians is opposed to the ending of door-to-door mail delivery that was initiated under soon-to-be former prime minister Stephen Harper. The Council of Canadians London chapter was particularly active in the campaign against the so-called ‘community’ mailboxes that were to replace door-to-door delivery.
Last week, Canada Post announced it was “suspending future deployment of the program.”
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More than a year ago the Council of Canadians set twin objectives for this federal election: to get out the vote and to defeat the Harper government. Both were accomplished last night. More than 17.5 million people, about 68 per cent of all eligible voters, cast a ballot in this election. That’s a dramatic increase of almost 3 million voters from the 14.8 million people, or 61.4 per cent of eligible voters, who voted in May 2011. And last night not only was Stephen Harper defeated as prime minister, he resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. We celebrate both of these accomplishments.
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