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TAKE ACTION - Ministers, You Need to Get BP Out of Canada's Marine Refuge

In June of this year, the offshore petroleum board for Newfoundland and Labrador issued a "fire sale" Call for Bids for 4 million hectares of ocean space off Newfoundland.

Oil companies wanting to bid were reassured that, thanks to Canada’s attempts at deregulation, they would not even have to bother with an environmental impact assessment before drilling. A loophole created by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change a mere seven days earlier had relieved them of this duty.

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New nuclear is NOT part of the path to net zero.

No plan that gets us to net zero in a reasonable time frame includes new nuclear reactors. Nuclear is far too slow and expensive to deal with the climate emergency.

Just like fossil fuel energy, nuclear produces wastes that pose unacceptable health hazards and economic costs. Radioactive wastes from nuclear power plants have been piling up for over 70 years. Canada still has no long-term strategy to deal with either nuclear or fossil fuel wastes.   

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No More Big Polluter Handouts - Canada Needs a Green and Just Recovery

In the post-Throne Speech time between now and the Fall fiscal update, the federal government can give the Canadian economy a multi-billion-dollar kick-start in an effort to recover from the COVID-19 health crisis. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a Green Recovery - a sustainable stimulus package focused on increasing employment and helping Canada transition to a cleaner and more equitable economy.

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Letters Being Accepted on Inadequate Draft Right Whale Action Plan - Deadline August 9

The clock is ticking. We have until August 9th to comment on the draft Action Plan for the recovery of the North Atlantic Right whale, a document that outlines and prioritizes actions the federal government will take to protect this species.

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Without strong commitments, the North Atlantic right whale is on track to extinction.

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Take Action - Stop Plastic Pollution In Its Tracks

Sierra Club Ontario is working with Chapters around the Great Lakes to tackle plastic pollution by encouraging members to take the Plastic-Free July Challenge.

Today, they need your help in ensuring our federal government steps up to the plate on plastics.

The federal government estimates that preventing plastic pollution can save $500 million a year, and create tens of thousands of jobs. 

As we rebuild after COVID, wouldn't it be great to create a truly circular economy with respect to plastics?

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Take Action - NO Exemption for Exploratory Drilling from Impact Assessment

If you read the secret memo from the oil lobby to Canada’s government closely, one of the things the oil and gas industry wants under cover of the COVID-19 pandemic is an exemption for exploratory drilling from impact assessment.

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Right now, nine projects - potentially drillling 144 exploration wells - are on the books to start off Eastern Newfoundland. These projects will immediately get approved if this gift to the oil industry is granted.

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No Big Oil Bailout When Canadians Need It More

Oil and gas companies want to use the COVID-19 emergency to receive a $15 Billion bailout – and our tax dollars could be put in their pockets in a matter of days.

This money should to go to workers, families, vulnerable communities – not the companies that will keep us from tackling the climate emergency.

We need to maximize resources for Indigenous communities and those hardest hit by this crisis: our health care workers and scientists, and those providing much-needed services like food systems and community programs for lower income households.

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Call For An Inquiry Now - La dernière zone humide de Montréal doit être protégée.

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Turns out no developer has EVER had a project rejected by Québec's Minister of Environment. Never. 

This startling fact came to light in provincial court on Feb 14th, during Green Coalition’s injunction proceedings to stop the destruction of the Technoparc wetlands.

Thanks in large part to the work of Technoparc Oiseaux, the significance of this important wetland is now well documented.

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Tell The Government To Invest In Our One Earth.

We are facing a climate emergency and a biodiversity crisis.

Canadians are already experiencing floods, fires, ecological disruption and as our planet continues to warm, our collective well-being is deeply under threat.

There is still time to chart a course to a safe future for all - but we won’t be able to stop this crisis without federal investments in climate action and nature conservation and biodiversity protection.

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