Chapter News Releases

Mon, 2013-02-04 14:54
Great Lakes, National Water Strategy
Great Lakes organizations alarmed with the International Joint Commission’s “Adaptive Management” advice instead of dealing with a significant cause of the record-setting low water levels on Lakes Michigan/Huron/Georgian Bay TORONTO, ON – February 4, 2013 - As water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Georgian Bay...
Thu, 2013-01-31 23:38
General - No issue selected, Government
The follow statement originated from the January 31, 2013 meeting of the Board of Directors of Sierra Club Canada: "Sierra Club Canada is an independent body that sets its own priorities and policies. Sierra Club Canada recognizes that the climate is rapidly approaching a tipping point that demands immediate and significant...
Mon, 2012-12-03 07:41
Nuclear Phaseout, Nuclear Subsidies, Government, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy
December 3, 2012 For Immediate Release (Courtice, Ontario and Cheektowaga, New York) - A proposal to refurbish Ontario’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS) may be in violation of Canada’s transboundary treaty obligations. The Sierra Club has told the Environmental Assessment Panel considering Ontario Power...
Tue, 2012-11-06 19:38
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OTTAWA - Canada has signed a reckless new agreement to increase trade in radioactive nuclear material with India - only one month after returning a radioactive shipment of contaminated consumer goods from India. "It's clear India has failed to control radioactive materials in the past,” said John Bennett, Executive...
Wed, 2012-10-24 16:36
Challenging Unsustainable Aquaculture, Ecosystems, General - No issue selected, International Program, Sustainable Fisheries, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Government, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is appalled the Senate is recommending a massive grey seal slaughter on Canada’s east coast despite testimony from independent scientists that a slaughter could damage ocean ecosystems. Bowing to the east coast fishing and sealing lobby, the Senate’s fisheries committee wants tens of thousands of...
Thu, 2012-10-18 17:46
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MEDIA RELEASE October 18, 2012 TORONTO, ON -- Once again, the federal government is proposing to make significant changes to environmental legislation without proper democratic debate, according to many of Canada’s leading environmental organizations. Instead, these changes are contained in a sweeping omnibus budget bill. Canadians...
Thu, 2012-10-18 14:02
Climate Change, Ecological Fiscal Reform, Ecosystems, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Oceans, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Pesticides, Nuclear-Free Canada, Indigenous Sovereignty, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
MEDIA RELEASE October 18, 2012 OTTAWA - The government of Canada continued its assault on environmental protection today with omnibus Bill C-45. “Today’s killing of the Navigable Waters Act, along with further gutting of what’s left of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act, will inhibit the ability...
Fri, 2012-10-12 15:31
Government, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada
OTTAWA – Documents released yesterday indicate that back in May the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was alerted to a shipment containing radioactive kitchenware (contaminated with Cobalt 60) and it wasn’t until October 5th CNSC ordered Hanin Shipping [1] to remove their radioactive shipment from a dock in Montreal...
Wed, 2012-09-12 04:59
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Thank You Ottawa! Shopping Bag Giveaway OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada will distribute reusable shopping bags free of charge in the ByWard Market on Saturday, September 15th and Landsdowne Farmers' Market on Sunday, September 30th. "We are showing a little appreciation to Ottawa’s local shoppers with a small gift,"...
Wed, 2012-09-05 17:08
Renewable Energy, Government
OTTAWA – Today’s announcement by federal environment minister Peter Kent will further relax already grossly-inadequate regulations for coal-fired power plant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite growing evidence of climate change, particularly this summer’s record Arctic Ocean ice-loss, the government of Canada...

            

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