Media Releases

Groups say funding new nuclear reactors is “dirty, dangerous distraction” from climate change.

Groups say federal funding of new nuclear reactors is a “dirty, dangerous distraction” from tackling climate change.

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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy.

Ministers Seamus O’Regan and Navdeep Bains last week announced a $20 million grant to Terrestrial Energy in Ontario to continue developing a molten salt reactor. More funding announcements for new nuclear reactors are expected in the coming weeks.

Small modular nuclear reactors:

Media Release  - Small modular nuclear reactors: A nightmare, not a dream for Canada in this week’s Throne Speech
A nightmare, not a dream for Canada in this week’s Throne Speech

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OTTAWA, September 22, 2020 — In anticipation of this week’s Throne Speech, environmental groups across Canada are sending a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan that “small” nuclear reactors would be a nightmare and not a dream for Canada’s Northern and First Nations communities and are not the solution to climate change.

Statement In Solidarity - Calling on Canada to Uphold Peace & Friendship Treaties & Mi’kmaq Right to Fish

Statement of Solidarity with Mi’kmaq

We are all Treaty People.

Sierra Club Calls on Canada to Uphold Peace and Friendship Treaties and Mi’kmaq Right to Fish

Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS, Sept. 21, 2020 - Sierra Club Canada Foundation condemns the racism that Indigenous people are experiencing as they practice their right to fish in Nova Scotia, and stands in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.

NL court hands down landmark victory for protection of Gulf of St. Lawrence

WE WON!
Court confirms that NL Offshore Petroleum Board was wrong to extend Corridor Resources’s exploration licence

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 7 2020 – Ecojustice lawyers and their environmentalist clients are celebrating a landmark victory in the wake of a court decision rendered July 3, which protects the Gulf of St. Lawrence and other sensitive ocean ecosystems. 

A Newfoundland and Labrador court quashed a licence for oil exploration in the Gulf, agreeing with the environmentalists that the offshore petroleum board was wrong to extend it beyond its legal term limit. 

Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in NL to be Scrutinized in Court

Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in NL to be Scrutinized in Court
Environmental groups disappointed exploratory drilling will proceed in the interim


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St. John’s, NL, June 04, 2020 – Ecojustice and its clients welcome the Federal Court’s decision to reject the federal government’s attempt to shut down a judicial review application challenging a flawed Regional Assessment (RA) on the impacts of exploratory drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Flawed Enviro Assessment of Offshore Drilling Puts Marine Ecosystems At Risk

Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in Newfoundland and Labrador Puts Marine Ecosystems At Risk

Environmental groups taking legal action against federal government over flawed environmental impact assessment

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Environmental groups are taking legal action against the federal government for failing to properly assess the impacts of exploratory drilling for oil and gas in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore waters. It is the first Regional Assessment (RA) to be conducted under the new Impact Assessment Act.

Wild Child Edmonton Supports the Community with Distance Learning

Wild Child Edmonton Supports the Community with Distance Learning
“Covid-19 & Wild Child Together Apart”

EDMONTON (April 8, 20200 — Edmonton Wild Child of Sierra Club Canada Foundation is supporting Edmontonians by providing an online platform to connect and support with distance learning designed to allow students to build a relationship with nature with their familiesfrom home (e.g. weekly videos, online resources such as a blog and printable materials), and at the same time reduce isolation by providing families an opportunity to feel part of a community.

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Funding Response

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Funding Response

Halifax, NS (March 20, 2020) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation applauds federal government actions and co-operation to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“We encourage our leaders to prioritize economic support to reduce the impact on workers, Indigenous communities, and enhance health and science sectors right now, not fossil fuel corporations," says Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director.