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15 April, 2014   |   Kristina Jackson   |   Article
From our friends at Ontario Clean Air Alliance:On April 8th, the Thunder Bay Generating Station burned its last lump of coal marking the end of an era in Ontario. Thunder Bay was the last of the province...
13 March, 2014   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Publication
 Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition Act, which received its First Reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature three days ago.Sierra Club Canada is...
16 January, 2014   |   Kristina Jackson   |   Article
Sierra Club Canada's Ontario Chapter was instrumental in the decision by our provincial government to shut down all coal plants. The day has come! Toronto environmental lawyer Dianne Saxe has a nice piece on her...
3 December, 2013   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Media Release
Halifax, NS – Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes the ban of the import of dangerous fracking waste announced today in Nova Scotia. Last spring, Sierra Club launched a petition calling for the ban, and the NS Liberal...
2 December, 2013   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Media Release
 Southwestern Energy (SWN) Resources is suing New Brunswick citizens attempting to protect their land, air, and water from the impacts of fracking by protesting seismic testing. In addition to naming 13 individuals...
22 November, 2013   |   Anonymous   |   Article
By: Rosemary KeenanSaturday Nov. 16 a group of volunteers in Peel brought a strong message to local MP's in Brampton. We participated in a "Bike for the Climate" event, riding the Etobicoke Creek Trail...
25 October, 2013   |   Kristina Jackson   |   In the News
The Long-Term Energy Plan review now underway in Ontario demands our attention despite its sleep-inducing name. The choices the Wynne government makes will affect your pocket book, our economic competitiveness and the...
23 October, 2013   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Media Release
 Nova Scotians overwhelmingly support a continued ban on fracking, according to a just released poll. The poll found that 69% of Nova Scotians strongly support or support a continued moratorium on fracking, unless...
22 October, 2013   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Media Release
 Halifax, NS -- Peaceful protesters against fracking in New Brunswick are being supported by the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada. Atlantic Chapter Chair Emma Hebb stated, "We stand...
6 September, 2013   |   Webmaster   |   Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is warning president Obama not to take Prime Minister Harper's new climate change offer seriously.“Canada's climate change record since 2006 has been a...

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The need for a pan-Canadian water strategy in Canada has become extremely urgent. Across the nation, Canadians are recognizing that limits to this seemingly infinite resource exist. The evidence of these intense pressures is manifesting in a visibly changing climate, the degradation of our environment, health problems in Canadian communities, and the tensions surrounding the use of boundary waters with our neighbours to the south.

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