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Why We Need the PUB

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on October 20, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

From our friends at the Consumers’ Association of Canada


Fast Facts:

The Costs and Benefits of Independent Regulatory Oversight


The Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) provides rigorous, evidence-based oversight of Manitoba’s Crown corporations for the protection of consumers. Thanks to the P...

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Prioritize Reduction of GHG Emissions in Canada

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on June 8, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (18)

UPDATE: NEB hearing for the MMTP

The Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter continues to participate in the NEB hearing for the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. At the time of our last blog, we had completed several steps in the process.

  1. We submitted an Information Request...
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Can Manitoba Hydro support our Low-Carbon Future?

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on April 23, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

About the NEB MMTP Hearings and Chapter

The Council of Canadians - Winnipeg Chapter is an Intervenor in the National Energy Board hearings on Manitoba Hydro’s proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project.

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Want to Make A Difference? Read On!

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on February 28, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to our online, always ready newsletter!

In this issue:

  • Justice for Tina Fontaine
  • Functional Transit in Winnipeg
  • The Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
  • Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone


Justice for Tina Fontaine

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CALL TO ACTION - Participate in Manitoba Hydro NEB Hearings

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on February 5, 2018 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"Hydro costs have risen, while other sources have dropped. And the politics of energy are increasingly linked to local investment over imports." 

Apply t...

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Safe and Warm in the Winter

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 3, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (1)

For many people, it’s easy to make good choices and take extra steps to stay safe and warm in the winter. For instance:

Wear good wool clothing for all your outdoor winter activities. Wool will retain most of its insulating value even when wet, it will also breath better than other fabrics, allowing for activity without becoming saturated with swe...

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Public Transit Action Alert

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on December 6, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (3)

After Manitoba’s provincial government decided to end their funding guarantee for public transit, the City of Winnipeg was faced with a huge budget shortfall for public transit service.

The City’s budget will be voted on at the...

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NEB Energy East hearing process survey

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on July 24, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The National Energy Board is asking for public feedback on their Energy East hearing process. Anyone can submit answers to the survey questions after completing a simple and quick registration.

Here is the survey website

This is a great opportunity to once again tell the NEB how dangerous the pipeline will be. Here in Winnipeg, we are still deeply concerned abo...

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Drill for Heat not Oil

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (3)

The fossil fuel industry has left behind thousands of abandoned wells in Alberta. The wells have the potential to produce enormous amounts of geothermal energy that is clean, green, and sustainable. Using abandoned oil wells to reach some of Canada’s abundant geothermal energy means producers wouldn’t have to pay for expensive drilling: the wells are already there. They’re a nearly perfect transition tool, a made-to-order piece of the reject, reduce, reuse, recyc...

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Pipeline Problems: The Husky Oil Spill Investigation

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on November 29, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)


Dennis LeNeveu, a retired biophysicist who is deeply concerned about tar sands and pipeline expansion, is an active member of the Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter. This is the f...
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