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Maude Barlow's blog

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. More information on Maude Barlow can be found at: www.canadians.org/Maude

Blog - Maude Barlow's blog March 20
Photo: somecanuckchick/Flickr
Maude Barlow | The U.S. and European Union have taken the free trade plunge. President Obama announced in February that he will start talks with the EU on a transatlantic trade, investment, and regulatory pact.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog March 5
Photo: Jose Carlos Norte/Flickr
Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan | The United Nations has just named 2013 the year of water co-operation. Those of us who have been fighting privatization deregulation are naturally skeptical.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 25
Maude Barlow | Hello from snowy Vienna. We have had a wonderful day. Over 300 people and a lot of media attended this important conference today.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 5
Maude Barlow | Stephen Harper has moved Canada’s foreign policy sharply to the right, embracing a more militaristic role for Canada’s armed services, putting trade before human rights.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 4
Maude Barlow | No government in Canadian history has so abused the rules of Parliament, or shown such contempt for transparency as the government of Stephen Harper.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 1
Photo: Will Clayton/Flickr
Maude Barlow | Can democracy in crisis deal with the global warming crisis? Yes! But only by addressing the crises of democracy and climate together.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog January 29
Maude Barlow | Harper's years in power have been marked by relentless moves to weaken critical human rights infrastructure and aggressive opposition to steps to strengthen human rights protections.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog January 28
Maude Barlow | Stephen Harper is systematically wiping out decades of environmental protections and laws in order to promote unbridled resource extraction.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog January 13
Photo: Brent Patterson
Maude Barlow | A few months ago, I received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and my husband put it in a frame and hung it up. On Friday, we took it down and on Monday I will send it back to Rideau Hall.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 14
Maude Barlow | On Thursday, the six Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MPs in the ridings at the centre of the legal cases put forward their arguments for keeping their seats in the face of strong evidence.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 14
Maude Barlow | With the first wave of powerful evidence of a widespread and targeted campaign of voter suppression put before the Federal Court on Tuesday, on Day 3 hard numbers were presented to support it.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 12
Maude Barlow | "Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote..." This is a fundamental right granted to us in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 12
Election fraud applicants.
Maude Barlow | Day one of what is expected to be a full week of legal proceedings focused on the outstanding preliminary motions brought by Conservative Party lawyers to have the cases dismissed.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 10
Maude Barlow | On December 7, Prime Minister Stephen Harper approved the first two complete takeovers of Canadian-owned energy firms by foreign state-owned companies in our country’s history.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 7
Maude Barlow | The applicants have overcome tremendous adversity to get the cases before the Federal Court, including ten months of relentless legal obstructions at the hands of the Conservative Party...
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 29
Maude Barlow | Last evening, I had the privilege of speaking at the public event at OISE in Toronto along with the beautiful and brave women and men from Guatemala in Canada to seek justice.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 13
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams -- Days six to eight
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 9
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams -- Day six
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 8
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the impacts of dams. This is her fifth blog from the trip.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 8
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the impacts of dams
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 7
Maude Barlow | Beautiful sunshine. Lovely singing day. Tent full to hear more testimony. Started off with a moving and dignified presentation by Guadalupe (Lupita) Lara
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 6
Photo: Temacapulin, Mexico
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on the impacts of dams, visit the site of a proposed mine, and speak at a public forum on the right to water.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 4
Photo by Claudia Campero
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams. This is her first blog from the trip.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 26
Maude Barlow | Day 3 of our ‘no pipelines, no tankers’ tour started with a run by the lovely Thompson River in Kamloops and a drive with BC-Yukon organizer Harjap Grewal and energy campaigner Maryam Adrangi
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 25
Maude Barlow | Wednesday started off with an early Kamloops CBC radio interview from my hotel room in Fort McMurray (where winter has socked in) and a long day of travel.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 24
Maude Barlow | Yesterday was the first stop of our six-community ‘no pipelines, no tankers’ tour: Fort McMurray.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 18
Maude Barlow | We're on the verge of a potential game-changing moment in our country's history. Now is when we must come together like never before.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 11
Maude Barlow | As some are prepared to risk arrest on October 22nd, we will be there to support them. Demonstrating that we can take care of each other, cultivate community, and stand in solidarity.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 5
Maude Barlow | Canada remembers a milestone this week -- the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog September 22
Maude Barlow | Three years ago today (September 22), you and thousands of fellow Council of Canadians supporters helped to save Site 41 from becoming a garbage dump.

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