Take Action at CPP Annual Meetings – register now for your provincial meeting

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We welcome the many expressions of concern stimulated by Friends of the Earth’s expose of corruption at the CPP Investment Board.  We want assurances that this will never happen again. The up-coming CPPIB public meetings must address action to weed out corruption internally, provide transparency for all corporate holdings and action on climate damage. You

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How did US$600,000 of your pension money end up in the hands of US Republicans? “Pay the money back,” Friends of the Earth say to CPPIB employees

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September 28, 2020 (Ottawa) – In advance of CPPIB’s public meetings across Canada, Friends of the Earth Canada has asked the Chair of the CPPIB, Heather Monroe-Blum, to enforce its Code of Conduct and recover US$600,000 given to Republican organizations. The payments were made by Crestone Peak Resources to Colorado Republican committees in 2018. Crestone

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Protect native bees by planting native plants in the Greater Toronto Area – says new e-guide

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Toronto, ON (June 23, 2020) In recognition of National Pollinator Week, Friends of the Earth is publishing “A Flower Patch for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area”. Friends of the Earth Canada is making free digital copies of the e-guide available through foecanada.org as a public service.

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FOE Canada statement on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism

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Friends of the Earth Canada expresses its grief and outrage over the police-state violence that claimed the lives of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. It understands their deaths were a result of entrenched white supremacy in a society that polices, criminalizes, and systematically murders Black and Indigenous peoples. In the

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Canada needs a National Radioactive Waste Policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2020 Civil society urges Minister O’Regan to suspend decisions involving radioactive waste after international body finds Canada’s nuclear waste policy deficient Ottawa – Over one hundred civil society organizations and prominent scientific experts from across Canada have called on the federal minister of Natural Resources (Hon. Seamus O’Regan) to suspend all decision-making involving radioactive waste

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Friends of the Earth Canada joins with its international counterparts in saying:

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The COVID-19 crisis is a wake up call for system change. It can only be tackled with peoples’ sovereignty and environmental, social, gender and economic justice. Our actions now will shape what comes after this crisis. This is a moment to reaffirm hope, by nurturing and strengthening new emancipatory and ecological paradigms, centred around justice

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Canada: 301 organizations, academics and others urge governments to adopt human rights oversight of COVID-19 responses

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Read the joint public statement and accompanying letter: COVID and human rights oversight public statement Letter regarding COVID human rights oversight statement (EN) Letter regarding COVID human rights oversight statement (FR) OTTAWA – A total of 301 organizations, academics and former politicians from across the country are calling on all levels of government in Canada

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Over 150 major charities form Emergency Coalition to save sector and maintain support to Canada’s most vulnerable

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TORONTO, March 25, 2020 — The leaders of over 150 Canadian charities have written a letter to the Government of Canada asking for urgent financial support to prevent the irreparable collapse of the sector, and their vital programs, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Canada’s charities are a critical  part of the Canadian economy, contributing more than

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