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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...
Thu, 2014-08-28 14:25
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling for a provincial ban on fracking based on the outcomes of a public review on fracking, released today. Click here to download the review“This report makes it clear that fracking cannot proceed safely, and that the people of Nova Scotia are deeply concerned about its impacts on their health...
Wed, 2014-08-20 15:40
The national environmental group Sierra Club Canada today announced its support for pesticide-free buffer zones around key public areas on Prince Edward Island."This is a minimum standard for protection of public health," said Sierra Club PEI volunteer and national board member Tony Reddin. "The citizens' group...
Fri, 2014-08-08 16:33
OTTAWA--Despite the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) decision to re-evaluate neonicotinoid pesticides, it is still registering new products containing the bee-killing pesticides.“The Canadian government is attempting to deceive Canadians into believing it’s taking action on bee-killing pesticides when it is...

            

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