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Sat, 2013-03-23 18:07
By Ian MacLeod OTTAWA — Activists are mobilizing on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to block a proposed plan to secretly transport truckloads of intensely radioactive liquid waste through Eastern Ontario to South Carolina.“Security is important, but we need to have a good discussion about whether or not this is a good...
Thu, 2013-03-21 20:05
Right to Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Conservation, Industrial Water Consumption, Great Lakes, National Water Strategy, Health & Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 22, 2013The International Year of Water Cooperation:Restore Our Water International aims to make a global issue localWorld Water Day is held annually on March 22rd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. 2013 has...
Fri, 2013-03-01 20:11
Atmosphere & Energy
OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is very encouraged the U.S. State Department’s conclusion that the United States does not require the Keystone XL Pipeline to meet its energy demands.“This clears the way for President Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline. If Keystone isn't needed, why would President Obama approve it,"...
Tue, 2013-02-05 14:15
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OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada congratulates outgoing Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan on an honest, hard hitting report on the lack of environmental stewardship by the federal government. Unfortunately it confirms the worst fears of Canadians: that the federal government is not providing environmental stewardship. "I want to...
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...

            

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