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But Council of Canadians chair and former UN special adviser on water Maude Barlow warns that Americans can expect "a mad dash to exploit natural resources, whatever the environmental cost.
Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians says, "For years, we have seen the ravages of NAFTA. It's time to put an end to the Chapter 11 corporate lawsuits that have cost Canada millions of dollars, eroded our environmental and ...

But with Donald Trump poised to sign an executive order calling for the renegotiation of NAFTA, and the U.S. facing a huge and growing water crisis, the Council's Maude Barlow says water is vulnerable to potential export demands. "There is legislation ...
Even the Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow has seized the Trump moment to get movement on files that stalled badly under "progressive" champions like Barack Obama.
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, an organization that promotes economic and social justice.
In Canada, it was progressives, such as labour leader Bob White and Maude Barlow, chairperson of the Council of Canadians, who fought against such agreements in the 1980s and early 1990s.

As Maude Barlow states in Blue Planet, we need to "protect water for people and the planet." Water conservation needs to be our focus not water depletion.
Maude Barlow head of the Council has been actively tweeting about the renegotiations. A sample tweet: "NAFTA renegotiation must remove Chapter 11 that gives corporations the right to sue governments.
progressive groups campaigned hard against the 12-nation trade agreement that they said threatened public health, environmental protections, and human rights while handing a big win to corporate interests.
Chapter 11 is a symbol of that," says Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. "But negotiating behind closed doors is not going to solve the problem.
The drive for privatization in Canada is adulterated by the intrusion of the spirit of Libertarian principles and a powerful corporate sector that insulates itself from public exposure and commitment to the community.
Maude Barlow - National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. Robert Bateman - Canadian painter and artist. Officer of the Order of Canada (1984).
... others, Neil Young, Ed Broadbent, David Suzuki and Maude Barlow - that also urged the new minister to "implement the key recommendation of the parliamentary committee and move to a system of proportional representation for the next federal election.
The Gods in Whom They Trusted, The Disintegrative Effects of capitalism is already available at BookLore, and over 50 review copies are going to various organizations, magazines, and professors like David Suzuki and Maude Barlow and the Council of ...
I do however have a few ideas, outlined recently with Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow, on ways to improve NAFTA for all working people, but I suspect that's not what Trump is talking about.
The excellent article by Jerry Dias and Maude Barlow makes the case for the renegotiation of NAFTA. What remains to be seen is which political party will support their point of view.
A joint column in the Toronto Star by Unifor President Jerry Dias and the Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow on the key principles of a progressive alternative to NAFTA.

"The true test of Trump's standing-up-for-the-working-class mettle will come when, and if, he follows through with his promise to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement," write Jerry Dias and Maude Barlow. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY ...
... deal would give too much power to multinationals to sue EU governments, and would compromise labour and environmental standards, made him the darling of anti-globalization advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, including Canadian Maude Barlow.
Maude Barlow's new book Boiling Point reminds Canadians that while we have 20 per cent of the world's water, some of it is not accessible, not usable and not necessarily renewable.
Maude Barlow's new book Boiling Point reminds Canadians that while we have 20 per cent of the world's water, some of it is not accessible, not usable and not necessarily renewable.
This view that protecting water is more "red tape" or a "burden" demonstrates what Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow calls the myth of abundance. governments and companies assume that water resources are endless. Governments ...
Some of the world's top scientists are refuting claims by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that attempts to clean up mercury contamination upstream of the Grassy Narrows First Nation, north of Kenora, could make the situation worse.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow attended the meeting to oppose the city's public-private partnership effort and said, "If the right to water is to be honoured, it is crucial to keep municipal water services in public hands and to maintain ...
Maude Barlow, from the Council of Canadians and Jim Holmes with Regina Water Watch are two of the big guns available to answer questions.
So do Noam Chomsky and his legions. Trump Nation believes trade deals are a conspiracy against the common worker. Bernie Sanders's followers (and, in Canada, Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians) believe exactly the same thing. Far left and far ...
Maude Barlow also says under NAFTA, Canada is facing over 2.5 billion dollars worth of lawsuits from American companies over Canadian environmental protection laws which apparently infringe on their profits.
By contrast, critics like Rocco Galati, Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and former minister of defence Paul Hellyer have largely been relegated to the sidelines.
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. Chile. "The immense effort by many social movements to oppose the implementation of TPP harvested its first fruit - the U.S.
Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and Mark Mattson of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper argued in the 2014 that "the fisheries Act was arguably the most important piece of anti-pollution legislation in Canada," while Linda Nowlan of the WWF described ...
Local environmentalists and stewards are looking forward to hearing from Canadian author Maude Barlow. Billed as "one of our planet's greatest water defenders" by organizers with the Chilliwack Chapter of Council of Canadians, Barlow will be in ...
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow said that NAFTA has not brought prosperity but rather loss. "Since NAFTA came into force on January 1, 1994, we've seen the loss of well over half a million manufacturing jobs in Canada, the net loss of 1 ...
Maude Barlow, the world's best defender of water, spoke about Canada's water crisis at a recent meeting in Midhurst, hosted by the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition.
Maude Barlow is one of the world's greatest water defenders and has been nation chair for the Council of Canadians for the last 28 years.
Le tematiche legate all'ambiente, con le sue interrelazioni culturali e territoriali, costituiranno il filo conduttore del Cineforum 'I valori Dell'ambiente', organizzato dal Circolo Cooperatori, congiuntamente all'Associazione Femminile Maschile ...
One of three of us participated in a voluntary program for the environment. That's good because the indefatigable Maude Barlow's new book, which she discussed here on Nov. 1, is called Boiling Point. The darker side of Peterborough: our unemployment ...
Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. ___. "Time for deep breaths and thoughtful reaction. Important to reach out to American friends and allies in our common struggle for justice.
I stand with students to build a Canada that upholds human rights, invests in strong public services and ensures equal opportunity for all people," said Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow. Students from across the country participated in the ...
veteran activist Maude Barlow, from the Council of Canadians, had been trying to stir up debate about the agreement for years with little success.
Emphatic Ken Lewenza, right, makes a point against Trans-Pacific Partnership as Maude Barlow, left, national chair of Council of Canadians, and Hassan Yussuff, leader of Canadian Labour Congress, listen during a question and answer period of a town ...
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This is another reason to reject ISDS in NAFTA and other trade deals such as CETA" Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians. The dispute stems from a decision by the Ontario government in 2011 to place a moratorium on offshore wind turbines.
"This is another outrageous example of taxpayers having to fund foreign Corporations who do not respect the democratic rights of governments to regulate in the interests of their citizens," Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians ...
"While reports on how many of these get recycled vary -- many plastic bottles end up in our forests, parks, rivers and lakes and many end up in landfills where they take hundreds of years to break down," said council chair Maude Barlow. In her new book ...
The Council of Canadians is focusing on some local issues during its national conference this weekend in St. John's. At the opening news conference on Friday, president Maude Barlow and several speakers railed against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric ...
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow closed the evening by highlighting the global water crisis. She said that 3.9 billion people could be living in areas affected by severe water stress by 2030.
That's the well-made argument of Maude Barlow, a long-time advocate and national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, who has also worked as the United Nations' senior adviser on water.
Rick Mercer is taking aim at mega multinational Nestle after it outbid an Ontario town for a water well last month. On Tuesday's "Rick Mercer Report," the comedian's rant focused on the corporation's purchase of a well the Township of Centre Wellington ...
Maude Barlow says council supports aboriginal groups opposed to Muskrat Falls #nlpoli · 4:44 AM - 14 Oct 2016 · ReplayRetweetFavorite · Peter Cowan · @PeterCBC.
The speakers will be Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Saskatchewan-based Indigenous community organizer Erica Violet Lee and Council of Canadians campaigner Daniel Cayley-Daoust.


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