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Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with supporters and chapters across the country. http://www.canadians.org/

The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with supporters and chapters across the country. http://www.canadians.org/
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How Do We Find Hope After Trudeau's Broken Promises?

While proportional representation may not seem to be in the immediate best interest of the Liberal Party, it could be in their long-term best interest. Many of the young people who are actively mobilizing our generation, and who are reflecting and shaping public opinion, are actively campaigning for proportional representation. It was not smart to break a promise to this group.
02/06/2017 07:39 EST
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Shoal Lake's Freedom Road Is Paved In People Power

I remember coming home for the holidays a few years ago, around the time of Idle No More, and learning about Shoal Lake through the council. The water we drink in Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake First Nation, yet the community members themselves cannot drink their own water! I was devastated and angry at such a clear injustice.
12/18/2015 01:40 EST
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Why the Youth Vote Is Going Viral

For nine years, we have lived under a Harper government -- the only government most of my generation has ever known. During this time, our leaders have ignored youth unemployment, climate change, and student debt. I almost didn't vote in the last election because I figured it wouldn't make a difference. I feel entirely different this time around.
10/16/2015 05:18 EDT