Pam Palmater at Human Rights Conference Online Saturday, November 7th at 2 pm - Pam Palmater will be the keynote speaker at Amnesty International Canada's first-ever virtual human rights conference!
November 7-21 - Sparking Connections, a conference organized by Amnesty activists and open to all members and supporters.
Keynote speaker Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She has been a practicing lawyer for 20 years and is currently an Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.
Save Provincially Significant Wetlands and stop the misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders
The Government of Ontario is riding roughshod over protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs). The first sign was a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to demolish three PSWs on agriculturally zoned land in Vaughan so that a Walmart distribution facility could be constructed. The second was a decision to destroy a large coastal PSW in the City of Pickering to make room for a warehousing facility, again through an MZO.
To support Ontario Nature in protecting these wetlands go to:
Canadian Chamber of Commerce backs Hamilton’s call for federal basic income pilot
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has the backing of its national organization in its call for a nationwide basic income pilot project.
The resolution to ask the federal government to launch a pilot project was passed at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s virtual annual general meeting held this week. It was co-sponsored by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.