Sierra Club Ontario is a member group of Toronto Environmental Alliance. They are doing a great job on provincial and local waste reduction/ management issues.
Ontario's waste diversion strategy is getting back on track!
Early February, the Premier announced plans to improve waste diversion in Ontario.... Read more »
After vowing to take on radical environmentalists determined to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, the Harper government has released a new anti-terrorism strategy that targets eco-extremists as threats.
With his announcement this week, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has increased the concern among environmentalists that Ottawa regards them as implacable adversaries to be monitored and battled, rather than well-meaning advocates to be consulted.
“This is just one more step in their attempt to marginalize the environmental movement and to quiet its voice,” John Bennett, executive director of Sierra Club Canada, said Friday. “It’s an indirect suggestion that somehow environmentalism is attached to terrorism and that’s just wrong.”... Read more »
Amidst rising concerns around climate change and the controversial review of the Northern Gateway pipeline, the government’s proposed changes to Environmental Assessment legislation have many critics up in arms.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) is just one of several pieces of legislation up for review this year, along with proposed changes to the Criminal Code, immigration laws and the Copyright Act. So far, the suggested changes to Environmental Assessment legislation have been slammed by the Opposition, who say Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are “gutting” the system with detrimental budget cuts and time limitations on reviews.... Read more »
By Dan McDermott, Chapter Director
Premier Dalton McGuinty’s commitment to enact a Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA) was the one new environmental commitment put forward by the Liberals during last fall’s election. The environmental community responded positively to the pledge while noting that the funding component mentioned by the Premier was a modest one. It was also noted that the commitment contained no specifics as to what McGuinty saw as priority Great Lakes issues.... Read more »
How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.