John Bennett

John Bennett, the former Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada, has joined Friends of the Earth as Senior Policy Advisor to concentrate on campaigning. He has more than 30 years experience as an activist and outspoken advocate for the environment.

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Statement on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Announcement

Filed in Blog by on December 1, 2016
Statement on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Announcement

There is no compromising with climate change. All the science tells us fossil fuels must be phased out without delay. The federal government failed to live up to its commitment to act on climate change by approving the Kinder Morgan and Enbridge Line 3 bitumen pipelines. Both pipelines will facilitate the further production of fossil […]

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Coal ash spill, Canada Pension Plan and you!

Filed in Blog, Climate and energy by on October 11, 2016
Coal ash spill, Canada Pension Plan and you!

On Wednesday, we told you that Duke Energy is an environmental and financial liability. Yesterday, one of Duke’s cooling damns breached. Isn’t it time that the Canada Pension Plan got our money out of the company? If you haven’t sent your letter to CEO & President Mark Machin yet, please do it now! We took […]

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Does the CPP math include climate risk we ask Canada’s Chief Actuary

Filed in Blog, Climate and energy by on July 12, 2016
Does the CPP math include climate risk we ask Canada’s Chief Actuary

  Did you know Canada has a Chief Actuary? We do and it’s his job to check the math of all the complicated financial schemes of the government. So, who better to make sure the Canada Pension Plan is protected from climate change risk? And, it turns out the Chief Actuary is doing a report […]

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One Step On The Way To An Overhaul

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
One Step On The Way To An Overhaul

Our campaign to save the bees, The Bee Cause, is picking up momentum.  All the effort you and I have put in is starting to pay off. I want to thank you warmly for your continuing support of this work. Last fall I told you the Environment Commissioner (CESD) was auditing the Pest Management Regulatory […]

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