Chapter News Releases

Fri, 2014-01-31 16:05
While the U.S. State Department’s hiring of biased oil industry consultants remains under review by the agency’s Office of Inspector General, it went ahead today and released another biased report downplaying serious concerns about the Keystone Tar Sands pipeline.The clearly biased report ignores the massive increase in...
Tue, 2014-01-28 01:46
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTTAWA – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry begins hearings on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides today. Beekeepers, grain growers and academics have been invited to present evidence.The hearings come a month after Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) -- bowing to...
Tue, 2013-12-03 23:57
SIERRA CLUB B.C. / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 3, 2013VICTORIA – Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver today announced a new report regarding Canada’s oil spill preparedness and response.Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC’s campaign director said this in response:“We...
Thu, 2013-11-28 14:09
OTTAWA -- New information from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America should be enough to convince Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency to recommend a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.The study conducted by a group of Italian researchers describes...
Wed, 2013-11-20 18:07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – A candlelight vigil will be held in Ottawa Thursday to commemorate the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan and to call for action on climate change. The event is part of a series of events held in capitals around the world and in cities across North America, which coincide with the conclusion of the...
Thu, 2013-11-14 00:28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTTAWA -- Just as Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is considering a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, the ag industry trade association CropLife named long time Conservative MP Ted Menzies as its new President and CEO."Is the pesticide industry attempting to influence a...
Thu, 2013-10-31 18:35
OTTAWA – Parents should exercise caution this Halloween before their kids go trick-or-treating. Sierra Club Canada is reminding parents to be wary of using Halloween make-up and face-paint that may contain toxic chemicals and dangerous metals."Parents should know what they are putting on their children's faces. Lead,...
Fri, 2013-10-18 13:28
MEDIA RELEASE, OCTOBER 18, 2013FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is outraged by the military style attack on peaceful protesters yesterday in New Brunswick.The use of police force to enforce the will of energy extraction companies is especially concerning since citizens were NEVER consulted (as is their constitutional...
Thu, 2013-10-10 15:51
Canadian organizations demand mining company drop spurious investment claimFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs organizations in Canada and Quebec, we are appalled that Calgary-based Infinito Gold has decided to sue the Government of Costa Rica for $1-billion under the Canada-Costa Rica bilateral investment treaty. This is just the latest - and...
Tue, 2013-10-08 16:08
(Queens Park) Sierra Club Canada, Organic Council of Ontario and the National Farmers Union-Ontario will hold a press conference at 1 pm, Thursday October 10, 2013 in the Queens Park media studio to discuss neonicotinoid pesticide poisoning of honey bees and other pollinators.With another planting season only a few months’ away...

            

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