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Wed, 2013-07-31 00:01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto) Actor Shirley Douglas, OC, will be the featured speaker at the August 6th Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration at Toronto City Hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Shirley will call on the Harper government to take a leading role in the world-wide movement to abolish nuclear weapons.Shirley’s remarks will be...
Sun, 2013-07-28 22:09
OTTAWA -- Health Canada’s plan to wait until 2018 before taking action to protect declining honey bee populations is an unacceptable response to a crisis. The loss of pollinators threatens 30% of Canada’s food supply. Sierra Club Canada has provided Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz with 20...
Tue, 2013-07-23 18:58
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2013Yesterday’s release of the NSUARB report on the Maritime Link Project was touted by Nalcor’s Ed Martin as a WIN; as a POSITIVE; as an APPROVAL ; of the Maritime Link Project.  This is MISLEADING!The Board imposed a condition on their approval that will be very difficult for Nalcor to...
Tue, 2013-07-16 22:03
OTTAWA -- In preparation for the upcoming provincial and federal Agricultural Ministers in Halifax, Sierra Club Canada released public opinion polling showing strong support from Canadians for government action on banning the use of pesticides that have been proven to cause bee deaths. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who is also the...
Tue, 2013-07-16 18:17
TORONTO -- Actress Shirley Douglas, OC, will be the featured speaker at the August 6th Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration at Toronto City Hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Shirley will call on the Harper government to take a leading role in the world-wide movement to abolish nuclear weapons.A participant in Ban the Bomb marches in England in...
Mon, 2013-07-15 15:36
Sierra Club Canada invites all Canadians to celebrate the legacy of author Farley Mowat and activist Mary Gorman by watching the TVO Green Heroes series Saving Oceans, Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday July 21 at 8:30 pm on TVO."I think all Canadians should celebrate the contribution of Farley Mowat to Canada and the world and...
Tue, 2013-07-09 10:30
OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada welcomes the creation of a bee mortality working group by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to investigate and recommend solutions for the extremely high mortality of bees."This working group is the first real recognition of the impact of neonictinoid pesticides on bees," said John Bennett, Executive...
Tue, 2013-07-09 09:49
Ecosystems, Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign, National, Pesticide Awareness, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Government, Pesticides, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity
July 9, 2013 9:30 a.m.Ministry of Agriculture and FoodOntario is bringing together a group of experts to provide advice on how to prevent bee mortalities.The Bee Health Working Group will be comprised of beekeepers, farmers, agri-business representatives, scientists, and staff from both federal and provincial government agencies. Drawing...
Tue, 2013-07-02 18:25
Climate Change, National, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy
     MEDIA RELEASEJuly 2, 2013For Immediate Release[San Francisco, CA] Fifty eight organizations, led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, released an open letter today demanding that companies take climate action. The letter calls on U.S. corporations with trucking fleets join 19 leading companies...
Tue, 2013-06-25 16:28
Atmosphere & Energy
OTTAWA – This afternoon, President Obama gave what may turn out to be one of the most important speeches in American history - certainly the most important on the topic of climate change and the environment.“President Obama denied the ‘deniers’ and inspired Americans and people around the world to address the most...

            

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