Brent Patterson

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Sep 20, 2018
June 2007 Critical Mass bike ride in Vancouver. Photo: Tavis Ford/Wikimedia commons

September 22 is World Car-Free Day

Brent Patterson
A global movement is highlighting the need to address the health and climate change impacts of cars and trucks.
Columnists
Sep 19, 2018
Sign at Hambach Forest occuption site. Photo: Hambi Info/Flickr

Squatting trees to stop a coal mine

The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest provides an inspiring example of grassroots resistance to the coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country.
Blog
Sep 17, 2018

CETA anniversary sees crude oil exports increase

Brent Patterson
The one-year anniversary of CETA is a political moment to reflect and recommit to fighting a "free trade" agenda that worsens the climate crisis and subsumes the imperative of climate justice.
Blog
Sep 7, 2018
Photo: Almigdad Mojalli (VOA)/ Wikimedia Commons

As peace talks falter, crisis in Yemen deepens

Brent Patterson
What is the Canadian government's role in the war in Yemen and how did climate change and water scarcity exacerbate the tensions that led to the conflict?
Blog
Aug 17, 2018
A Facebook photo of Bolante Idowu Alo.

Justice for Bolante Idowu Alo

Brent Patterson
There are pressing questions that need to be answered about how Bolante Idowu Alo died while being deported from Calgary International Airport.
Blog
Apr 23, 2018
Electoral reform rally in Guelph, 2017. Image: Ryan Hodnett/Flickr

Trudeau's broken promises

Brent Patterson
Justin Trudeau's government has broken its promises on democracy, the environment, trade, water, and health. The Council of Canadians is mobilizing for the 2019 federal election.
Blog
Feb 28, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Top disappointments of Budget 2018, by the numbers

Brent Patterson
The Council of Canadians had a first look at Budget 2018 tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on February 27 and they didn't like what they saw. Here are their initial observations.

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