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National Canadians’ coverage of local chapter Think Tank

A recent open forum hosted by the Thunder Bay CoC chapter caught the attention of the National Council of Canadians office.

The think tank session featured Dr. Charles Levkoe (Canadian Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, Lakehead University).

Chapter activist Ruth Cook tells us, “We had a great meeting, lots of good discussion and I think people learned a lot about food production and distribution, and corporate control of the whole system.” She adds, “There was lots of commitment to local and wild foods, to ensuring poorer people were ensured access to good food (gleaning programs, ‘grow a row for the food bank’, etc).”

Read the full story here.

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People Power Community Think Tank: Who owns your food?

Did you know only 10 multinational corporations own most of the food products we buy? These giant companies have taken over many aspects of our food chain, from the farms where our food is grown to fast food restaurants and supermarkets.

How are these corporations lobbying governments, influencing research, and impacting our health, our local economies and our environment? What can we do about it?

Join the Thunder Bay Chapter of the Council of Canadians, and guests Dr. Charles Levkoe (Canadian Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, Lakehead University), and Wilma Mol (Slate River Dairy) in our third Community Think Tank series.

Where: Hammarskjold High School cafeteria, 80 Clarkson Street South

When: Tuesday, October 4th. 7 – 9 pm

Refreshments and snack will be provided

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Corporate influence and people power: Upcoming think tank on industrial forestry

Each year, industrial forestry corporations in Canada spray hundreds of thousands of hectares of publicly-owned forests with glyphosate-based herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization deemed this chemical as “probably carcinogenic [cancer-causing] to humans.”

How are multinational corporations like Monsanto influencing research, lobbying governments, and suing those who disagree with them? What can we do about it? Join the discussion at the Council of Canadians Thunder Bay’s second Community Think Tank series.

Where: Superior High School, 333 High St. North

When: Tuesday, April 19 6:30-9:30

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Save the date! Upcoming sessions for Community Think Tanks

Community Discussions upcoming!  The Thunder Bay chapter is hosting 3 of these, topics TBA, focused on making recommendations to all levels of government.  Come and help make the peoples’ voice heard!

The influence of large, often multi-national, corporations has had a significant cost to our democracy. Council of Canadians will be hosting community sessions to gain better insight into corporate tactics and how we can regain the power of the people.

FIRST SESSION: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Regular sessions to take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

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