Media Releases

Good News for Canada’s Environmental Assessment Law: No Cash Advance for Bilcon

Federal Court of Canada rejects Bilcon’s application to stay proceedings, denying the Delaware company an early pay day

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) and their legal council at EcoJustice are applauding the recent decision to proceed with a federal court process to determine if the decision to reject the Digby Quarry was in line with our obligations under NAFTA.

Energy east hearings start with questions but few answers

SAINT JOHN, NB - Energy East Pipeline hearings left questions unanswered for intervenors from Sierra Club Canada Foundation yesterday in Saint John, NB. Emma Hebb, Chair of the Atlantic Canada Chapter and Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director participated In the first day of National Energy Board Panel sessions aimed at gathering local knowledge and addressing questions left unanswered byTransacada's environmental impact assessment.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Asks People to Re-Imagine Halifax Harbour

World Oceans Day, June 8, 2016

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.

Sierra Club, ECELAW to Intervene in Judicial Review of NAFTA Tribunal Decision on Digby Quarry

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.

Wildlife Hold Margin of Victory in Upcoming Prairie Votes

A ban on wolf and coyote culls, provincial infrastructure funding for wildlife overpasses, overnight shelters for urban wildlife, and mandatory nature education for K-12 students have become hot-button issues in two of Canada’s prairie provinces

Sierra Club Québec s'oppose à l'assujettissement des OSBL à la loi sur le lobbyisme

Sierra Club Quebec opposes the submission of non for profits to Quebec lobbying laws


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.