Media Releases

Stop Gambling on Big Oil, Invest in Nova Scotia

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – News of BP Canada’s dry well offshore Nova Scotia is an opportunity for change, according to the Offshore Alliance, a coalition representing fishermen, environmental groups, and coastal communities. But that’s not the end of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia - BP has permission to drill six more wells, and Equinor (formerly StatOil) is planning seismic blasting in waters adjacent to George’s Bank.

Defending a charity's right to engage in public policy advocacy

Huffington Post quotes Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada's national program director, on the issue of blocking charities from public policy dialogue:

"Instead of bringing legislation to "allow charities to pursue their charitable purposes by engaging in non-partisan political activities and in the development of public policy," as Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier's office promised in August, the Liberals are instead proposing new rules that recreate an untenable situation, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, the Sierra Club's national program director.

CNSOPB Public Engagement A Sham – Offshore Alliance

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.”

Watch for Wildlife While Driving this Thanksgiving Weekend

October 6, 2017

Watch for Wildlife, a wildlife vehicle collision prevention program of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, is asking drivers to take extra care to avoid collisions with wildlife over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

1400+ sign open letter urging the federal and provincial Ministers of Natural Resources to veto oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as deadline nears

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.

Watch For Wildlife While Driving This Thanksgiving Weekend

A new program from Sierra Club is asking Nova Scotian drivers to take extra care to prevent wildlife collisions over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

“Summer may seem like the high season for wildlife on roads, but many species are on the move in October and November and the result is a higher than average rate of collisions – especially with deer,” according to Wanda Baxter, Watch for Wildlife Program Manager. “We are asking drivers to keep an eye out for wildlife while driving over the Thanksgiving weekend and through November.”