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Mardi, September 24, 2013 - 18:33

Climate Action Network Canada is pleased to invite you to a webinar-based technical briefing on the new IPCC report. There will be opportunities for Questions as part of the briefing as well as individual interviews following the briefing. The briefing will be delivered by Dr. Christian Holz, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada.

WHEN: September 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m. EDT

The following topics will...

Lundi, September 16, 2013 - 16:03   |   Ecosystems, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Toxics, Pesticides

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OTTAWA - The decision by the Pest Management Regulation Agency (PMRA) to let another year go by without acting on bee killing pesticides -- even after admitting its actions to date have been inadequate -- is unacceptable, says Sierra Club Canada.

The PMRA posted a notice on its website September 12th admitted: "current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are affecting the environment due to their impacts on bees and other pollinators."

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Vendredi, September 6, 2013 - 16:14   |   Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy

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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 disaster - nothing more than slick public relations designed to mislead and confuse Canadians and the international community,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. "I don't believe for a moment that Prime Minister Harper is serious and neither should President Obama. The Harper government has done nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since taking power the...

Jeudi, August 1, 2013 - 15:35   |   aucun

 

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Energy East Pipeline Not in the Best...

Mercredi, July 31, 2013 - 00:01   |   aucun

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(Toronto) Actor Shirley Douglas, OC, will be the featured speaker at the August 6th Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration at Toronto City Hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Shirley will call on the Harper government to take a leading role in the world-wide movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

Shirley’s remarks will be Live-Tweeted with Hashtag: #HiroshimaDayTO

A participant in Ban the Bomb marches in England in the 1950s, Shirley Douglas founded the Canadian...

Dimanche, July 28, 2013 - 22:09   |   aucun

OTTAWA -- Health Canada’s plan to wait until 2018 before taking action to protect declining honey bee populations is an unacceptable response to a crisis. The loss of pollinators threatens 30% of Canada’s food supply. Sierra Club Canada has provided Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz with 20 scientific studies linking neonicotinoid pesticides with the declining bee populations. The science is already persuasive enough to convince the European Union to impose a ban on neonicotinoids.

“We found 20 studies in a few hours on the internet. Why is Health Canada stalling until 2018?” said John Bennett, Executive Director of...

Mardi, July 16, 2013 - 22:03   |   aucun

OTTAWA -- In preparation for the upcoming provincial and federal Agricultural Ministers in Halifax, Sierra Club Canada released public opinion polling showing strong support from Canadians for government action on banning the use of pesticides that have been proven to cause bee deaths. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who is also the province’s Agriculture Minister, said she will be raising issue of declining bees at the meeting.


RELATED: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW POLL


The Sierra Club’s poll, commissioned late last week, shows that two out of every three Canadians asked support a...

Mardi, July 16, 2013 - 18:17   |   aucun

TORONTO -- Actress Shirley Douglas, OC, will be the featured speaker at the August 6th Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration at Toronto City Hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Shirley will call on the Harper government to take a leading role in the world-wide movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

A participant in Ban the Bomb marches in England in the 1950s, Shirley Douglas founded the Canadian chapter of Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament during the height of the Cold...

Lundi, July 15, 2013 - 15:36   |   aucun

Sierra Club Canada invites all Canadians to celebrate the legacy of author Farley Mowat and activist Mary Gorman by watching the TVO Green Heroes series Saving Oceans, Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday July 21 at 8:30 pm on TVO.

"I think all Canadians should celebrate the contribution of Farley Mowat to Canada and the world and it is wonderful that TVO is celebrating his record for inspiring love of nature and our obligation to protect it," according to John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.

Author of numerous classic novels...

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