2013 Media releases

Hon. John McKay calls for an Emergency Debate on the “unusually high” number bee deaths in Canada

Filed in 2013 Media releases by on December 10, 2013

For Immediate Release, Dec 10, 2013 OTTAWA – Liberal Environment Critic John McKay rose in the House of Commons this morning to call for an Emergency debate on the “unusually high” number of bee deaths in Canada in recent years. “This issue is pressing as bees are responsible for the pollination of flowering Canadian crops,” […]

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Open Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Members of Parliament: Corporate Accountability and Withdrawal of Canadian Support for Gabriel Resources in Romania

(Ottawa) December 5, 2013: MiningWatch, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Council of Canadians and Earthworks join the call of Romanian and Canadian protesters to request the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Members of Parliament for: (1) introduction of legislation to make Canadian corporations, particularly extractive industry corporations, accountable for proposed projects and actual operations abroad […]

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‘Green’ the federal budget, says coalition of environmental groups

Filed in 2013 Media releases, Media releases by on November 26, 2013
‘Green’ the federal budget, says coalition of environmental groups

La version française OTTAWA – A large coalition of leading Canadian environmental groups, the Green Budget Coalition (GBC),today unveiled their final recommendations for the federal government’s 2014 budget.  The GBC’s feature recommendations offer a way for Canada to ‘green’ its budget without adding a nickel to the federal debt. The GBC represents fourteen of Canada’s […]

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Il faut faire « l’écologisation » du budget fédéral, affirme une coalition de groupes environnementaux

Filed in 2013 Media releases, Media releases by on November 26, 2013
Il faut faire « l’écologisation » du budget fédéral, affirme  une coalition de groupes environnementaux

  English Version Ottawa (Ontario) – La Coalition du budget vert (CBV), une coalition importante formée de groupes environnementaux majeurs canadiens, dévoile aujourd’hui leurs recommandations finales pour le budget de 2014 du gouvernement fédéral. Les recommandations principales de la CBV offrent au Canada une façon de faire « l’écologisation » de son budget sans même alourdir la […]

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Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Ahead of the biggest shopping season a poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows buyers do consider the environment in their purchases (Ottawa, Canada November, 21, 2013) As the biggest retail blitz of the year approaches, Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) is releasing their national holiday survey results. FOE commissioned this research […]

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Des cadeaux verts pour la saison des Fêtes 2013

Des cadeaux verts pour la saison des Fêtes 2013

Alors que s’amorce le grand magasinage, un sondage commandé par Les Ami(e)s de la Terre démontre que public pense à l’environnement dans ses emplettes (Ottawa, le 21 novembre 2013) À l’approche de la grande saison annuelle des ventes au détail, Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada (FOE) publient les conclusions de leur sondage annuel des Fêtes. […]

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Civil Society Walks out of Warsaw Climate Talks, Says Hope Lies with Building Peoples’ Power

From Friends of the Earth International  [WARSAW, POLAND, November 21, 2013] Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International – walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1] “Polluters and corporations […]

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Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to […]

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Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds’ Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

Filed in 2013 Media releases, The Bee Cause by on September 22, 2013
Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds’ Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

For immediate release (OTTAWA, CANADA, September 23, 2013) Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a notice of objection to Health Canada’s decision under the Pest Control Products Act to renew conditional registration of a bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin, despite lack of due diligence by the applicant companies. Health Canada’s agency dealing with pesticides is recommending […]

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