Environmental Rights & Justice

Is Canada really committed to coal phase out?  Or is it just trying to drive down the value of coal assets so it can buy them cheaply?

Is Canada really committed to coal phase out?  Or is it just trying to drive down the value of coal assets so it can buy them cheaply?

“Follow the money” is a catch phrase popularized by “All the President’s Men”. It was “Deep Throat’s” advice on how to unravel President Nixon’s web of corruption. It’s also good advice in understanding why 30 years of talking about climate change has resulted in so little action. Government and industry say good things while subsidizing […]

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Judge orders a hearing of environmental groups’ pesticide case

Judge orders a hearing of environmental groups’ pesticide case

For Immediate Release Jul 17, 2017 Judge orders a hearing of environmental groups’ pesticide case   TORONTO – A Federal Court judge has ruled that a case to protect pollinators from neonicotinoid pesticides must be heard before the courts. Ecojustice lawyers on behalf of their clients at Ontario Nature, Wilderness Committee, David Suzuki Foundation and […]

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An anniversary – bee mad, not glad 😡

An anniversary – bee mad, not glad 😡

I like to celebrate anniversaries, but this anniversary is nothing to celebrate. Exactly one year ago today, Friends of the Earth and three other environmental organizations, represented by Ecojustice lawyers, headed to court in a bid to protect pollinators from two bee-toxic pesticides. Our lawsuit argues that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) failed to […]

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Environmental groups back in court over pollinator-killing pesticides

Environmental groups back in court over pollinator-killing pesticides

Groups ready to fight off federal government’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit  |  6 July 2017 TORONTO – Ecojustice lawyers are in court this week to tell the federal government to buzz off. “Our clients – and the bees and other wild pollinators – deserve their day in court,” said Julia Croome, Ecojustice lawyer. “The federal […]

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Signs of our Road Salt Addiction

Signs of our Road Salt Addiction

I greet the spring with great enthusiasm – now, we can change our boots for running shoes, and put away our scarves and mitts. However- along with the melting snow comes the signs of our addiction to road salt. A dirty grey crust of salt is visible on boots, cars and trucks, sidewalks, parking garages […]

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Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Cette réglementation proposée aurait une incidence sur l’ensemble des provinces côtières; la réglementation fédérale de l’aquaculture en eau douce serait ignorée Ottawa, Ontario, le 22 octobre 2014 – La réglementation proposée de l’industrie de l’aquaculture dégage le ministère des Pêches et des Océans (MPO) de ses responsabilités à l’égard de la protection des poissons sauvages, de leur habitat […]

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Volunteer with Friends of the Earth!

Volunteer with Friends of the Earth!

Join the team at Friends of the Earth! Whether you can help us with work on a specific campaign, or help manage things in our office day to day, you can contribute by volunteering! We’ll aim to match you with a role that excites you and makes the most of your skills, while giving you […]

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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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