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“Coal Fever – Vancouver Island” will be airing on SHAW TV this weekend and next week. Sun. Dec.1 at 8pm. Tuesday December 3 at 8pm (CV only) Thursday December 5 at 8pm (Comox Valley, Campbell River, Powell River) Saturday December 7 at 8pm (CV only) Sunday December 8 at 8pm (CV only)
It is also online at http://youtu.be/ST6VHapUZeQ
Back in 1983 at the public hearings for the Quinsam Coal mine in Campbell River, there was a lot of opposition: even the mayor and council were opposed. The provincial government gave the mine the green light anyway. If local citizens, governments and businesses don’t want this type of resource extraction industry in their area, should it be allowed? Continue reading
Building Opposition to Canada’s Corporate “Trade” Agenda
An Evening with Stuart Trew Trade Campaigner, Council of Canadians
and Brenda Sayers, Hupacasath First Nation
Free trade and investment deals like NAFTA promote and lock in the rights of corporations to make a profit. At the same time they undermine the ability of communities to make decisions in their own best interest. Every new deal takes the corporate agenda a step further, and they are virtually impossible to cancel once ratified. The Canadian Government has signed, or is in the process of negotiating and seeking to ratify a variety of new corporate rights treaties.