- Liberal MP Tables Motion in Support of Co-ops
Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès tabled a motion for promotion and support of Canada’s co-operative sector. Its designation is Motion M-100. Mrs. Mendès stated, “My motion calls on the Government of Canada to continue to recognise the important role that co-operatives play in the Canadian economy and to ensure that Canada’s co-operatives continue to thrive,”
- Saskatchewan Co-ops Get Post Monopoly Licenses
The Saskatchewan government is breaking up their monopoly on liquor sales. The Medicine Hat News reports Co-operatives received 14 of the 50 announced licences.
- UK Universities Offer Free Online Co-op Course
Two UK universities are launching a new, online course on co-operatives and economic democracy. The course starts November 29th. The course is self-paced so students can enroll after these dates. The institutions are the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews and James Hutton Institute.
- Bangladesh Prime Minister Supports Co-ops
Co-operative News reports the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, high-lighted the contribution of co-ops to her country. She is a keen supporter of co-ops. Sheikh Hasina has distributed national co-op awards and encouraged the establishment of co-ops.
- Vancouver Co-op Cafe
Wednesday November 30, 2016
Join fellow co-operators for morning coffee and conversation at the French Maid cafe at 81 Kingsway
- Open 2107 Conference on Platform Cooperatives
February 16/17, 2017
A two day conference on Platform Cooperatives being organized in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London.