Halifax, NS – In honour of World Oceans Day, Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada Foundation with support from Halifax Water is launching a program to engage citizens in re-connecting with Halifax Harbour. Harbours are often our entry point to experiencing the ocean, but they are also polluted and industrialized.
The Federal Court of Canada has granted the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) standing to intervene in a key environmental case with international consequences. Ecojustice lawyers will be working on behalf of the interveners in this case.
In 2007 the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia rejected a proposed 120-hectare coastal quarry and marine terminal to be located on Digby Neck., N.S. The decision followed a detailed environmental impact assessment and the recommendations of an independent Joint Review Panel.
John Bennett and I have shared a lot of experiences over our forty years of environmental collaboration. Our friendship with Bob Hunter was an important one for us both. We were pleased and honoured to be asked by the Hunter Family to give the year’s lecture on Thursday April 14th at the University of Toronto.
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OTTAWA -- The federal government tabled a new budget Tuesday acknowledging long standing concerns about water levels in the Great Lakes and providing hope for resolution.
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Le 10 février, Sierra Club Québec a défendu, devant le Commissaire au lobbyisme du Québec, son opposition à l'assujettissement des OSBL à la Loi sur la transparence en matière de lobbysime, tel que suggéré dans le projet de loi no 56.
Dans la présente Loi sur la transparence en matière de lobbyisme, des OSBL sont exclus. Selon le législateur, cette situation nourrit la perception qu'il y existe de bons et de mauvais lobbyistes.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation and the Save Our Seas and Shores (SOSS) Coalition are deeply disappointed that a third extension has been granted for Corridor Resources’ exploration lease in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by federal and provincial natural resources ministers. The junior oil company was obliged to pay $1 million dollars to extend its lease beyond Jan.
Mississauga council has voted unanimously to join the Ontario Greenbelt.
On Dec. 9, City council endorsed a motion to expand the Provincial Greenbelt Plan Area by designating publicly owned lands along the Credit River as Urban River Valley (URV). This could mean more than 800 acres along the Credit River, would be protected lands, ultimately contributing to a healthier natural environment.