Sierra Club Canada applauds much-needed measures announced today to try and prevent collisions and entanglements with right whales. Federal Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada announced measures to protect them today in Ottawa.
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by Becky Bassick & Lino Grima
Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Ontario Chapter
Ontario's 42nd general election is scheduled for June of this year. Sierra Club Ontario (SCO) is working hard with a coalition of other environmental nonprofits to ensure that water is part of the political conversation. In addition, SCO is taking this opportunity to discuss fundamental questions regarding our election process.
Ottawa - Sierra Club Canada Foundation is pleased to see a substantial commitment to protecting nature in the 2018-2019 Budget. As part of the Green Budget Coalition, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and 18 other leading environmental groups have been pushing for Canada to make a significant commitment to protecting wild spaces. Today's budget makes a ground-breaking commitment of $1.3 Billion over 5 years for protecting land and endangered species.
It's no coincidence that Valentine's Day and World Whale Day fall in the same week. Because right now, these majestic creatures need our love more than ever before.
Make a gift in support of our campaign to protect critically endangered whales, and we’ll send a special someone (or you!) this one-of-a-kind whale tail pendant, designed just for Sierra Club supporters.
For immediate release: February 8, 2018
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – While there are improvements in overall environmental assessment processes in Liberal legislation tabled today in Ottawa, the draft Bill is a step backwards with respect to offshore oil and gas in Atlantic Canada, appears to give oil and gas boards more authority, and points to federal concessions in response to lobbying from the provinces and oil industry.
OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada Foundation is disappointed, but not surprised, that Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna approved up to seven exploratory drill wells for BP off Nova Scotia yesterday. The leases where BP will be drilling are located 48 km from Sable Island National Park and 71 km from the Gully Marine Protected Area, home to the Northern bottlenose whale and deep-sea corals.
Just wrapped up our hearings in federal court regarding a US quarry company's bid to extract $500 million from Canadians for rejecting its damaging project. Madam Justice Mctavish informed the court that she will now take the arguments she has heard and provide her judgement at a later time.
We are in federal court this week in Ottawa to ensure that original environmental assessments hold related to a US company wanting to set up quarry operations on the pristine shores of Digby Neck, Nova Scotia, in the the Bay of Fundy - home to critcally endangered right whales, important marine species, and upon which thousands of people make their lives and their livelihoods.