Chapter News Releases

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:38
OTTAWA – Toxic laundry detergent pods that threaten children is not Canadians only choice. Canadians should know there is a safe, nontoxic and environmentally sustainable product invented and produced in Canada. Sierra Club Canada Foundation has a strategic partnership with Dizolve – a Canadian company that produces an...
Wed, 2014-11-05 01:33
OTTAWA – More than 110,000 people have told Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) not to register flupyradifurone, Bayer's latest bee-killing pesticide.Over the past three weeks, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation and SumOfUs.org spearheaded a campaign to inform the public of the...
Thu, 2014-10-30 20:44
OTTAWA – Environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to stop approving systemic pesticides that are toxic to bees and threaten to interfere with ecosystem functioning. The most widely used group of systemic pesticides, neonicotinoids, has come under increased scrutiny as a contributing factor in large-scale bee die-...
Tue, 2014-10-21 07:10
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 18:49
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 10:08
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 11:27
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 13:33
"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 11:02
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 12:56
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...

            

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