Jeudi, October 10, 2013 - 16:51

Canadian organizations demand mining company drop spurious investment claim


As organizations in Canada and Quebec, we are appalled that Calgary-based Infinito Gold has decided to sue the Government of Costa Rica for $1-billion under the Canada-Costa Rica bilateral investment treaty. This is just the latest - and arguably most disturbing - attempt by Infinito management to intimidate the people, court system and government of Costa Rica over their rightful decision not to approve the controversial Crucitas gold mine near the San Juan River system.
Polls have shown that more than 75 percent of the Costa Rican population rejects the proposed Crucitas mine. Some of the largest protest marches in Costa Rica’s history have demanded...

Mardi, October 8, 2013 - 17:08

(Queens Park) Sierra Club Canada, Organic Council of Ontario and the National Farmers Union-Ontario will hold a press conference at 1 pm, Thursday October 10, 2013 in the Queens Park media studio to discuss neonicotinoid pesticide poisoning of honey bees and other pollinators.

With another planting season only a few months’ away beekeepers have been left hanging by Premier Wynne, who initially gave the impression the Ontario government would act swiftly to stop the ongoing slaughter of honey bees and other pollinators.

“It appears the premier has bowed to pressure from the pesticide companies despite the mountain of scientific evidence of the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides," said Sierra Club Canada Executive Director John Bennett.

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Mardi, October 8, 2013 - 17:00

(Port Elgin) A study of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) proposal to create an underground radioactive waste dump at the site of the Bruce Nuclear Generation Station, conducted on behalf of Sierra Club Canada, concludes OPG has failed to fully anticipate and prepare for acts of sabotage.

“Transporting large quantities of radioactive waste across Southern Ontario puts tens of thousands of people at risk. Proper security planning and execution is necessary if OPG hopes to keep dangerous materials out of the wrong hands,” said John Bennett, Executive Director, and Sierra Club Canada.

The study was prepared by Dr. Gordon Thompson the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS) is an independent, nonprofit, Massachusetts corporation,...

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


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."


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


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



Energy East Pipeline Not in the Best...

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


(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...

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