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Thu, 2012-08-16 00:46
Clean Up Chalk River!, Ecosystems, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Renewable Energy, Trade and Environment, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA – As a direct result of Bill C-38, Sierra Club Canada and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are withdrawing their applications for judicial review of permits issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to allow Bruce Power to export 1,600 tonnes of radioactive waste (containing plutonium and other...
Wed, 2012-08-15 15:37
Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecosystems, Government, Atmosphere & Energy
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Sierra Club Canada, Suite #412, 1 Nicholas St., Ottawa Ongoing weather events in the Arctic over the last few weeks and the resulting ice loss may have significant implications to the rate of climate change. Using satellite images, and the latest data being reported from...
Thu, 2012-08-09 00:51
Ecosystems, General - No issue selected, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Government, Endangered Species, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA – A species of dragonfly may be the next victim of the federal government’s gutting of environmental protection laws, says Sierra Club Canada. The Laura’s Clubtail Dragonfly (Stylurus laurae) along with the Coast Manroot (Marah oreganus), and Four-leaved Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia) had their applications to...
Thu, 2012-07-05 12:18
Government
Ottawa - The Canadian government was among a group of developed countries at a UN conference last week opposing language intended to protect human health and the environment from mercury pollution. At the United Nations treaty negotiation session (INC4) held in Punta Del Este, Uruguay last week, Canada and its partners refused to include...
Thu, 2012-06-28 16:12
Protecting Biodiversity
The following information is from a June 12, 2012 press release issued by the Lloyd Gallery. Images of the artists work appear below: Two British Columbian artists are picking up their brushes to paint in protest against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Glenn Clark, a 53-year-old Penticton landscape artist, conceived...
Tue, 2012-06-19 10:49
Government
(Ottawa) - Today, our elected Members of Parliament passed Bill C-38, ignoring thousands of Canadians who spoke up for nature and democracy. The budget, which represents sweeping changes to environmental protection laws, eases the way for industrial developments that could put the future of our land, water and climate at risk. It also...
Thu, 2012-05-31 11:38
Energy Onslaught, International Program, Trade and Environment, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA - Canadian courts should order Chevron to hand over its Canadian assets to compensate Ecuadorian villagers for the toxic legacy they are forced to live with as a result of the cost cutting polluting practices of the company. This court action comes just the Canadian government is attempting to gut environmental laws. “We...
Thu, 2012-05-31 10:35
Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Biotechnology, Challenging Unsustainable Aquaculture, Clean Up Chalk River!, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecological Fiscal Reform, Ecosystems, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Green Budget Coalition, Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign, People Trade & the Environment News Digest, Population and the Environment, Right to Water, The Boreal Forest, Toxic Sludge, Water, A Park as Tribute to Andy Russell, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Fair Trade, Forests and Biodiversity, General - No issue selected, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Pesticide Awareness, Poverty Reduction for Environmental Conservation, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries, Toxics Awareness and Education, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Alberta Centennial Wilds, Ban Asbestos, Food Irradiation, National Forest Strategy, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Renewable Energy, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Waste Diversion, Water Conservation, Alberta Grizzlies, Caribou - Endangered, Food Miles, Government, Industrial Water Consumption, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pesticides, Radioactive Waste, Sydney Tar Ponds, Andy Russell – I’tai sah kòp (Castle), Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Toxins In Food Consumables and Packaging, Bighorn Country, Intensive Livestock Operations, National Water Strategy, Endangered Species, Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture, Water Exports, Flathead Valley, Virtual Water Exports, Mountain Park - Cheviot, Indigenous Sovereignty, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy Re: Bill C-38 John Bennett, Executive Director Sierra Club Canada Thursday, May 31 201   Mr. Chair, honourable members, I want to thank you for inviting Sierra Club Canada to testify today. We found our last appearance before this committee invigorating and are glad to have another...
Tue, 2012-05-29 22:22
Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Biotechnology, Challenging Unsustainable Aquaculture, Clean Up Chalk River!, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecological Fiscal Reform, Ecosystems, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Green Budget Coalition, Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign, People Trade & the Environment News Digest, Population and the Environment, Right to Water, The Boreal Forest, Toxic Sludge, Water, A Park as Tribute to Andy Russell, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Fair Trade, Forests and Biodiversity, General - No issue selected, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Pesticide Awareness, Poverty Reduction for Environmental Conservation, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries, Toxics Awareness and Education, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Alberta Centennial Wilds, Ban Asbestos, Food Irradiation, National Forest Strategy, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Renewable Energy, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Waste Diversion, Water Conservation, Alberta Grizzlies, Caribou - Endangered, Food Miles, Government, Industrial Water Consumption, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pesticides, Radioactive Waste, Sydney Tar Ponds, Andy Russell – I’tai sah kòp (Castle), Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Toxins In Food Consumables and Packaging, Bighorn Country, Intensive Livestock Operations, National Water Strategy, Endangered Species, Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture, Water Exports, Flathead Valley, Virtual Water Exports, Mountain Park - Cheviot, Indigenous Sovereignty, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
#BlackOutSpeakOut Update We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that...
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...

            

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