Chapter News Releases

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:10
MEDIA RELEASEOctober 21, 2014OTTAWA – Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to immediately ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on soybeans in light of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study that concludes the bee killing pesticides provide little or no benefit to soybean...
Mon, 2014-10-13 19:49
MEDIA RELEASEOctober 14, 2014K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax NS) - Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition is calling on the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) to stop issuing license extensions (free or otherwise) to Corridor Resources for EL-1105 at Old Harry in the Gulf of St Lawrence.Following up on the...
Tue, 2014-10-07 11:08
MEDIA RELEASE October 7, 2014 OTTAWA – The Environment Commissioner’s audit documents Canada’s lack of action on climate change, preventing pollution from the Tar Sands and lack of preparation for increasing shipping in the Arctic.“Canada is treading water on climate change, Tar Sands pollution and...
Tue, 2014-09-23 12:27
MEDIA RELEASESeptember 23, 2014Today religious and indigenous leaders urged President Obama and Prime Minister Harper to start negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. Both nations need to work together to right historic wrongs and promote water stewardship in the face of climate change. The letter, signed by 14 religious...
Mon, 2014-09-22 14:33
"Copycat regs that don't kick in for a decade is just more baffle gab from a do-nothing government," said John Bennett, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation."Now, if Canada actually had regulations like what's coming in in the United States that would be great, and we'd say that," said...
Fri, 2014-09-19 12:02
John Bennett, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, will be participating in the Peoples Climate March, Sunday, September 21st, in New York City.Mr. Bennett stated he was going because: "I'm done waiting. 25 years of waiting is enough. We need action now!"Mr. Bennett will be available to comment during...
Thu, 2014-09-18 13:56
OTTAWA – Sierra Club Canada Foundation supporters were disturbed to discover Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford is so uninterested he has shut down his Parliamentary email (greg.rickford@parl.gc.ca).Sierra Club Canada Foundation initiated an email campaign in response to learning Mr. Rickford's briefing binder instructed...
Wed, 2014-09-10 19:59
OTTAWA – This Monday, September 15, 2014, Joseph Boutilier, a 24-year-old from Victoria B.C., will be completing his five-month long cross-country unicycle ride to raise awareness about climate change in Canada.Boutilier’s one-wheel ride (the “Unity for the Climate Tour”) began on April 5, 2014. So far, his...
Wed, 2014-09-03 15:41
Today, Nova Scotia’s Energy Minister Andrew Younger announced that his government will introduce legislation for a moratorium on fracking in the upcoming legislative session (see announcement here).“This is a huge victory for citizens. The government has heard our call for real evidence of safety before proceeding with...
Wed, 2014-09-03 10:35
MEDIA RELEASESeptember 3, 2014I have historic news. Today, we start to fight back.This morning the Ontario Beekeepers launched a lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta - the manufacturers of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides.These companies have raked in billions selling these pesticides in full knowledge of how lethal they are to bees.So...

            

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