Environmental groups enter legal challenge of glyphosate approval in Canada

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TORONTO – Environmental groups will be heading to the Federal Court of Appeal in support of a case related to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) decision to continue registration of the pesticide, glyphosate. Represented by Ecojustice lawyers, the David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence Canada and Friends of the Earth Canada will be appearing as

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Les subventions d’Ottawa pour les futurs petits réacteurs nucléaires : une « distraction polluante et dangereuse », face à la crise climatique

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Ottawa, le 20 octobre 2020 — Des groupes citoyens de tout le Canada blâment le gouvernement fédéral de subventionner la mise au point de petits réacteurs nucléaires modulaires et ils le mettent au défi de publier les recherches qui justifieraient sa stratégie. Les ministres Seamus O’Regan et Navdeep Bains ont annoncé la semaine dernière l’octroi d’une

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Groups say federal funding of new nuclear reactors is a “dirty, dangerous distraction” from tackling climate change

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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy. Ministers Seamus O’Regan and Navdeep Bains last week announced a $20 million grant to Terrestrial Energy in Ontario to continue

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Climate Emergency? Really?

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Written by John G. Hollins (1) If language is not used rightly, then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what is meant, then that which ought to be done is left undone. – Confucius The term climate emergency is the political buzz phrase of the year. The

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New Poll Finds Over 40% of Canadians Self-Described Climate Voters

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COVID-19 and climate both important, finds Friends of the Earth October 6, 2020 (Ottawa) In releasing a new national poll, Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth said, “Despite COVID-19, climate is clearly on the minds of Canadians. Forty-two percent of respondents described themselves as climate voters. The findings of this poll point to a

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A question for the CPPIB, from FoE supporter Larry Meikle

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Friends of the Earth supporter, Larry Meikle attended the 2018 previous CPPIB meeting in person. For the 2020 virtual meeting, he’s submitted the following question to the Chairperson of the CPPIB for the 2020 meetings. “The recently released 2020 CPP Investments’ Sustainability Investing report, under ‘Exclusions and Exits’, states: “As a long-term investor, we prefer

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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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