Health & Environment

Still No Justice for the Environment in Canada

OTTAWA--Sierra Club Canada is disturbed that today’s Supreme Court of Canada’s decision allows the Red Chris mine in British Columbia to go ahead despite acknowledging the federal government violated the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). While Sierra Club Canada is pleased that the Supreme Court reaffirmed Canada’s environmental laws, we are concerned that the Red Chris mine will be allowed despite avoiding a rigorous assessment.... Read more »

Injunction sought to block DRIC border work

WINDSOR, ONT. -- A Canadian environmental group and the Ambassador Bridge have applied for a judicial review of the $5-billion plan to build a new Detroit River bridge.

The requests by the Sierra Club and the bridge were filed in federal
court Dec. 31 and seek an interim injunction blocking any construction related to the project.

Additional Excerpt:

Toronto-based director Dan McDermott admits he is looking to kill the DRIC project. He believes the billions in government funds would be better spent on environmentally friendly projects or improving railways.

“The environmental community is unanimous there is no need for DRIC and see it as a destructive project,” he said.

“For the life of me, I can’t see why this project is attractive for
government to fund. We need to move away from (vehicles) as a means to get around.”... Read more »

Water Campaign

SCC's Water Campaign

ActionH2O seeks to harness a grassroots collective effort to develop new conservation and efficiency-based approaches to water management that are adopted by local governments. This bottom-up effort has HUGE potential to change how water is managed across the whole country! The goal of ActionH2O is to work with 20 cities and towns across Canada over the next 1½ years to identify locally relevant solutions and opportunities for action on water conservation.

The Action H2O website can be found here.

Thanks for the email Kevin

I received an email the other day from a gentleman (whose first name was Kevin) in response to a media interview I had just done.  Let me start by thanking Kevin for his email.  However, I must disagree with much of what he said.

Kevin writes:


Health and Environment

It is often overlooked that there is a direct correlation between an individuals’ health and the health of their environment.  Canadians are entitled to a healthy lifestyle and that means they are entitled to a healthy environment. 
Yet, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, based on current incidence rates, 40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes.  Meanwhile, thousands are estimated to die each year in Canada due to air pollution and those numbers are expected to rise without immediate action.  In addition, Health Canada estimates that 90 Canadians die annually, while a further 90,000 become sick due to water contamination.

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