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Bird-dogging the campaign trail in Canada: Week 4 in Review

WEEK 4: Bolder actions feed momentum for climate action With 50 days to go before Canadians head to the polls, we’re already seeing a huge momentum to demand action on climate change. Last week was certainly proof of that. Already there’s been tons of headlines about the tar sands and climate change, thanks in large part to the dozens... (More...)
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How a Cardboard Sign and a Sharpie forced Climate Change onto the Campaign Trail

Yesterday, local activists disrupted Stephen Harper’s campaign stop in Montreal to remind him that you can’t avoid the issue of climate and tar sands expansion if you’re campaigning to be leader of this country. Organizers from communities opposed to the Energy East and Line 9b pipelines, local residents, members of the CSN workers union and students from Divest... (More...)
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Bird-dogging the Campaign trail in Canada: Week 3 in Review

WEEK 3: Wherever federal leaders go, questions follow Last week’s election campaign was marked by all three major federal leaders being called out about the tar sands. Coast to coast, the wave of diverse actions travelled from New Brunswick, to Manitoba, to British Columbia. It started with a special welcoming committee for Stephen Harper on the campaign... (More...)
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Bird-dogging the campaign trail in Canada: Week 1 & 2 in Review

WEEK 1: The federal election gets called early and the pressure begins. When Stephen Harper called the elections on August 2nd, effectively making this year’s electoral period the  longest of the last decades, people all across the country concerned about climate change geared into action to make sure the climate movement would have a voice throughout... (More...)
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Cette fin de semaine marque un point tournant

Cette fin de semaine, partout au Québec et au Canada, des milliers de personnes ont prouvé que nous bâtissons ensemble un nouveau mouvement pour le climat — un mouvement que nous avons grandi, diversifé, et rendu plus fort. Aujourd’hui, plus de 10 000 personnes, dans une démonstation spectaculaire de solidarité et d’unité, ont convergé dans... (More...)
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This weekend was a turning point in the Canadian climate movement

Pour le français, cliquez ici This weekend, people across Canada showed that we are building the kind of climate movement we need: broad, diverse, and powerful. Today, in a spectacular demonstration of unity and solidarity, over 10,000 people marched together in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. This mobilization brought together a truly diverse... (More...)
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Turning Up the Heat on Energy East

  On Tuesday, organizers from Quebec came together with dozens of activists across Canada to talk about how TransCanada’s plans to build an oil port in Cacouna were defeated earlier this month. If you missed the conversation, you can watch the recording of the webinar below. After over a year of growing public opposition to... (More...)
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Tar Sands Free Northeast

Organizing to stop tar sands infrastructure in the Northeast of the United States with powerful local organizing and regional collaborations.

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