Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) — Canada will need to dig deep to stop the climate emergency and protect nature, and the measures announced in Budget 2021 will only get us partway there.
Right now, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. Decision-makers in Ottawa are currently determining how to allocate billions of our tax dollars, with a new federal budget just around the corner.
To shape the Canada that we want to see, we are asking the federal government to make critical investment decisions that:
For immediate release: March 24, 2021
Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people – Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners and environmental groups have welcomed the support shown by the majority of MPs for the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230) and urge all MPs to make this important legislation law at the bill’s second reading in the House of Commons today.
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For Immediate Release: September 10, 2020
HALIFAX, NS - The Canadian government needs to look to other solutions for the downward spiral in the Newfoundland offshore oil and gas industry, not pour more fuel on the flames of climate change, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
What prematurely kills some 500 people in Ottawa every year, and about 14,600 in Canada?
It’s air pollution. How serious is that? As I stated in an opinion piece published in the Ottawa Citizen (see link below), that’s about as deadly as the COVID-19 pandemic. Halfway through 2020, about 240 people had died in Ottawa from the Covid-19 virus and about 7300 in Canada.
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The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on the federal government not to give more money to the oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador on top of the $75 million the industry received last week. Based on media reports it appears the industry is lobbying Ottawa hard for even more dollars.
K’jipuktuk/Halifax: The federal government has rejected a number of amendments from the Senate, but not all. Life cycle regulator appointees can now chair review panels. The four life cycle regulators mentioned in the Bill C-69 are the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Petroleum Boards, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the new Canadian Energy Regulator.
TORONTO, Ont - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes the Government of Canada's announcement of national actions to combat on plastic pollution. The federal government announced today that it would ban certain single-use plastics by 2021 and work to make plastic producers responsible for the waste they produce.
K'jipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 23, 2019 – A coalition of fishers, fish plant operators and workers, tourism operators, scientists, environmental organizations and communities will be delivering a message to a Senate committee that is meeting in Halifax this week - the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) can’t be both a regulator and a promoter of offshore oil and gas drilling.
On Monday, February 25th, we will be in court arguing that the licence to drill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is illegal.
MARCH 5, 2018
(Lunenburg, N.S.) – The Offshore Alliance says a so-called 'public engagement exercise' by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) was totally inadequate and is happy to see it scrapped.
The Alliance, a growing association of over twenty Nova Scotia environmental, fisheries and citizens’ organizations, was formed to press the Trudeau government to make good on its promise “to make environmental assessment credible again.”
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.
TORONTO – Environmental groups took legal action today against the renewal of an exploration licence at Old Harry to protect the Gulf of St Lawrence — home to more than 4,000 species including blue whale, salmon and cod — from unlawful oil exploration.
In response to the deafening silence from the federal and provincial Ministers of Natural Resources, Sierra Club Canada Foundation has lead one final effort to bring forward the concerns of Canadians, experts, and environmental groups. We have gathered the signatures of over 1400 groups and individuals calling for the rejection of the new Corridor Resources licence and a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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OTTAWA -- The federal government tabled a new budget Tuesday acknowledging long standing concerns about water levels in the Great Lakes and providing hope for resolution.