Chapter News Releases

Fri, 2012-05-18 17:04
Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecosystems, Forests, Water, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Toxics, Government, Pesticides, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA – On Wednesday, May 30th Sierra Club Canada will host a #BlackOutSpeakOut teach-in on the environmental implications of the federal budget bill. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. MPs Megan Leslie (NDP), Kirsty Duncan (Liberal) and Elizabeth May (Green), and environmental law expert Stephen Hazell, will field questions from a live...
Wed, 2012-05-09 14:16
Ecosystems, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA - The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provides further evidence the federal government is failing to protect the environment, ^NOT meeting its climate change commitments and ^NOT cleaning up contaminated sites. The reality is Canada will ^NOT meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target of 17% below...
Sun, 2012-05-06 16:44
Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Trade and Environment, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
#BlackOutSpeakOutOTTAWA – According to a national campaign being launched Monday, May 7th by the country’s leading environmental organizations, the federal government’s war on nature and democracy means “Silence is no longer an option!” The campaign aims to force the Harper government to retreat and restore...
Fri, 2012-04-20 14:40
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OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada Foundation is working with several manufacturers of non-toxic, natural cosmetics to encourage young women to live a healthier lifestyle by using eco-friendly beauty products. The Healthy Beauty for Life campaign will be distributing 200 non-toxic beauty kits across Canada, each containing a range of cosmetic...
Fri, 2012-04-13 11:40
Climate Change, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Sierra Club Canada welcomes long-overdue regulation of heavy trucks but another piecemeal move does not make up for the lack of a national climate plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To address the climate crisis the federal government must cap all industrial emissions and put policies and programs in place to help Canadian families...
Tue, 2012-04-10 19:26
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Ottawa – Fearing the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will again put the interests of the industry ahead of the health and safety of Canadians, four environmental organizations – the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, Sierra Club Canada, Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County, and Safe and Green Energy (...
Thu, 2012-03-29 16:06
Ecosystems, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA- Canadians are less able to protect our water, air and land because of changes to environmental law outlined in today’s federal budget. The key change, essentially speeding up environmental reviews of mega-projects, will greatly hurt the public's ability to participate in future processes. “Environmental...
Wed, 2012-03-28 09:33
Water, Great Lakes
The Study has found a previously unrecognized 5.8% increase in the outflow from Lake Huron into the St. Clair River - equivalent to three times the amount of the Chicago diversion. Surely the IJC will recognize this as a breach of the Boundary Waters Treaty, the reason the IJC was formed in 1909. Analyzing the revised St. Clair River...
Wed, 2012-03-28 09:16
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MEDIA ADVISORY - John Bennett, Executive Director, Sierra Club Canada will be available for comment on any changes made to the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Species at Risk Act or other actions in the federal budget impacting environmental regulation or programs. When: After federal budget presentation:...
Fri, 2012-03-16 20:16
Ecosystems, Renewable Energy, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Media Release, March 16, 2012 VANCOUVER— The Government of Canada’s endorsement of the Lower Churchill Generation Project is unlawful and will be challenged in the Federal Court, environmental groups said today. Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. and Sierra Club Canada — represented by Ecojustice lawyers — filed a...

            

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