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Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

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UPDATE: #BlackOutSpeakOut Events

Media Release, May 29, 2012

#BlackOutSpeakOut Update

We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that silence is not an option in face of the war on nature and democracy.

This week here in Ottawa we have two events:

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#BlackOutSpeakOut Ottawa Teach-in May 30th

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »

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Remarks to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

By John Bennett, November 1, 2011

Mr. Chairman,

I would like to thank the Committee for providing Sierra Club Canada with an opportunity to put some of our views on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) on the table. I had hoped to present with our volunteer president (who is also an environmental lawyer) but she is in court today and sends her apologies.

I would like to address three issues in my remarks today.  There is an unacceptable campaign to marginalize and silence the voices of the environment in Canada. Giving responsibility for environmental assessment of energy projects to the National Energy Board and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission was just wrong.  And finally, I want to talk about the perceived bias in the system.
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