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Lundi, March 23, 2015 - 10:18

TORONTO – Sierra Club’s #SaveTheBees campaign took a giant step forward today with the introduction of new regulations by the Ontario government.


RELATED: Read the Government of Ontario News Release, March 23, 2015

"These regulations will restrict the use of dangerous, bee-killing pesticides on corn and...

Jeudi, February 26, 2015 - 10:59

Taking matters into their own hands, Grade 6 students in Halifax raised $512.50 for blue whale research and public awareness in Atlantic Canada

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February 26, 2015

HALIFAX -- Thanks to the creativity of Matthew Szeto’s Grade 6 classroom at Sir Charles Tupper Elementary in Halifax, blue whale B392 will hereafter be known as Iris, named for the uncanny shape of an eye discovered in her pigmentation. The students participated in the Sierra Club Canada Foundation/ the Mingan Island Cetacean Study “Name the Whale Challenge”.

“Children haven’t named something this big since the planet Pluto,” said Blue Whale Campaign coordinator Zack Metcalfe.

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Mardi, February 17, 2015 - 19:46

Toronto, ON – Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) welcomes the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA), reintroduced at Queen’s Park today. The real challenge will follow. Ontario’s reality as the jurisdiction with the largest Great Lakes geographical presence has provided the province with a special responsibility for Great Lakes stewardship. Now the bar is set for the GLPA to deliver on that responsibility.

SCCF looks to the GLPA to lead the way in these specific areas:

  • Creating an Ontario Action Plan to fulfill the Province’s commitment to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Nutrient Annex goal of reducing...
Mercredi, February 11, 2015 - 14:25

Webinar: Extreme Water Levels on the Upper Great Lakes? Gone for Good?

    DATE: February 17, 2015
    TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
    REGISTRATION: The direct link to register is here

If you’d like to chat with Roger or Mary for a preview or if you would like further information here is their contact Information:

  • Roger Gauthier (231) 268-3081 email:...
Vendredi, February 6, 2015 - 15:56

OTTAWA – The new climate proposal from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is a mixed blessing. It is great to finally hear a plan--unfortunately, it's not new at all. The federal government set targets and sat down with the provinces in 1998. It resulted in six years of meetings and little else. It too tried to both reduce emissions and increase oil exports. It failed.

“Climate change is the greatest threat to our national security. It requires a national effort to deal with it,” said John Bennett, National Program Director. “This timid plan to talk about it with the provinces and do what’s affordable while exporting oil won’t cut it. Only transformative policy can deal with the climate crisis.”

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Jeudi, February 5, 2015 - 15:34

Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act (the law that governs the licensing of pesticides in Canada).

The 'review' will only consist of three brief sessions (about 6 hours) and will likely be over by the end of the week. Sierra Club only learned of the review last Wednesday and received an invitation to testify Thursday--very short notice indeed.

Why the big rush? To get it over with quickly before the public knows what’s happening. One acute observer described government members on the committee as 'railroading'...

Jeudi, December 18, 2014 - 19:32

MEDIA RELEASE / December 18, 2014

Sierra Club Canada applauds today's announcement of conditions for a fracking moratorium in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Premier Gallant announced tough conditions for the moratorium today, joining Nova Scotia in banning the practice.

"New Brunswickers went to the wall to obtain a fracking moratorium and the conditions announced today indicate this law will address many of their concerns," according to Gretchen Fitzgerald, Campaigns Director for the Atlantic Canada Chapter, "The government has committed to cancelling existing fracking licenses, requiring proper consultation with First Nations, and addressing community and environmental...

Mardi, November 25, 2014 - 10:55

TORONTO – The global campaign to ban neonicotinoid pesticides took a big step forward in Ontario today. The provincial government -- using its own pesticide control legislation -- will reduce the use of neonicotinoid pesticides by 80%.

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation looks forward to participating in the public consultation in Ontario. “This is an essential first step and it was courageous,” said John Bennett, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

The Ontario government has been under tremendous pressure from multinational chemical companies like Bayer and Syngenta led by recently...

Mercredi, November 12, 2014 - 10:38

OTTAWA – Toxic laundry detergent pods that threaten children is not Canadians only choice. Canadians should know there is a safe, nontoxic and environmentally sustainable product invented and produced in Canada. Sierra Club Canada Foundation has a strategic partnership with Dizolve – a Canadian company that produces an environmentally sustainable and effective laundry detergent.

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Mercredi, November 5, 2014 - 02:33

OTTAWA – More than 110,000 people have told Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) not to register flupyradifurone, Bayer's latest bee-killing pesticide.

Over the past three weeks, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation and SumOfUs.org spearheaded a campaign to inform the public of the opportunity to submit formal comments to the PMRA.

"We shared the facts about flupyradifurone, and the response has been incredible," said Paul Ferris, of SumOfUs.org. “Over 110,000 Canadians sent a clear message to the PMRA: Protect the bees.”

The PMRA proposed...

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