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May 2017

Canada’s Mining Activities Abroad

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wallace Gastropub,
1954 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Z4 Canada
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“Canadian mining companies are among the worst human rights offenders on the planet.”  – NOW Magazine, 2016

Canadian mining companies have repeatedly faced allegations of environmental damage and human rights abuses, including child labour, slavery, and mass murder. Are Canadians aware of what’s happening?

In 2010, MP John McKay tabled private member’s Bill C-300, also known as the Responsible Mining Act, calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad. The Bill would have withdrawn government funding and diplomatic support for companies found to be abusing human rights or …

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The Future of Ontario’s Electricity Grid

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Amid soaring electricity bills, the future of the grid we rely on is in crisis.  Efforts have been made to reduce electricity costs by stretching out payments, an expensive option that affects our children more than us.

What is the future of the electricity grid? Can costs come down and still give us a grid that businesses and residents can rely on?  Will new technologies make this important piece of public infrastructure obsolete?

Join us on Monday, May 15 as Afreen Khan, Senior Policy Advisor at the …

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