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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International Women’s Day – Highlighting climate change impacts on women in Canada

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On March 24th, FOE and National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are intervening at the Supreme Court carbon tax case, being appealed by Saskatchewan and Ontario. On behalf of FOE and NAWL, co-counsels Nathalie Chalifour and Anne Levesque, will propose ways that consider the unique circumstances of a prolonged and systemic crisis like

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Statement: Court decision gives pesticide industry extra time to complete its paperwork while bees and other pollinators pay the price.

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For immediate release on Feb 19, 2020 TORONTO – Environmental groups renew their call for the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (the PMRA) to act swiftly to implement registration amendments to curtail the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. These are systemic pesticides, and when plants absorb them, they are expressed in their nectar, pollen and other tissues,

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Grave concerns about the handling of Canada’s federally-owned radioactive waste by a private-sector consortium

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Published January 27, 2020 in The Hill Times To the Prime Minister, Parliament and the Federal Government: The undersigned organizations have grave concerns about the handling of Canada’s federally-owned radioactive waste by a private-sector consortium that includes SNC-Lavalin and two Texas-based multinational corporations.* Canada has no adequate federal policies and strategies for the long-term management

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Friends of the Earth (FOE) and National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) Call for Climate Justice for Women and Girls in Canada

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Co-counsels Nathalie Chalifour and Anne Levesque, the lawyers representing the two groups, will argue for an interpretation of the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments that allows for an effective, sustained and collaborative legislative response to climate change. FOE and NAWL will put forward three mutually reinforcing arguments: (1) taking strong action

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