Observe Canada Day 2021 by Honouring Lives Lost and Harmed

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Today and every day we must pay attention to healing, truth and reconciliation. The discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous children who attended residential schools in two of many possible locations is a stark reminder that all settlers across Canada must act on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and

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Serious Flaws in Review of Pollinator-killing Neonicotinoid Pesticides by Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency – Friends of the Earth seeks action by the Federal Auditor General

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June 29, 2021 (Ottawa) – Friends of the Earth has filed a formal petition to the Auditor General (OAG) regarding serious flaws in recent decisions to permit the continued use of neonicotinoid pesticides. It asks that two federal Ministers who share responsibilities to protect the environment from toxic contamination – Health Canada Minister Patty Hajdu

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Friends of the Earth Canada Responds to Walmart Canada’s Introduction of New Pollinator Health Commitments

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Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes this new Pollinator Health Commitment for Walmart’s Canadian operations. In addition to previous commitments to reduce bee-toxic pesticides called neonics in garden centre plants, Walmart will now address the use of pesticides in fresh produce and florals sold in-store as well as improving and expanding pollinator habitat on their properties

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Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

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Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm

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Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

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OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply

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Historic victory: judge forces Shell to drastically reduce CO2 emissions

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May 26, 2021 (Ottawa) – For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations1 the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must

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Media Advisory – Historic climate case against Shell – Court verdict due 26 May 1500 CET

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On Wednesday 26 May a Dutch court in The Hague will give judgment in the Climate Case against Shell brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), 17,000 co-plaintiffs and 6 other organisations (Note1). This case is unique: if successful, this will be the first legal judgment ordering a polluting transnational corporation to reduce its

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Canada’s pesticide regulator continues to backtrack on promised neonics ban

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Environmental groups dismayed by continued use of bee-killing imidacloprid, request audit of federal pesticide regulation OTTAWA — Environmental groups are calling for an audit of federal pesticide regulation, after the Pest Management Regulatory Agency published its final decision on harmful neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics), allowing most uses to continue despite identified risks to wildlife and ecosystems.

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Federal pesticide regulator flip-flops on proposed neonics ban after years of delay

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Canada failing to protect the environment from harmful pesticides, groups say OTTAWA – Decisions published today by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency will allow the widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides to continue, despite evidence of harm to wildlife and ecosystems. Environmental organizations say Canada is failing to protect the environment from harmful pesticides. “It is

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La Cour suprême du Canada juge constitutionnelle la loi fédérale sur la tarification du carbone : Des intervenantes pour les droits des femmes et des filles se réjouissent de cette décision.

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Territoire algonquin/Ottawa, Ontario – 25 mars 2021 – Le jugement de la Cour suprême du Canada déclarant constitutionnelle la Loi sur la tarification de la pollution causée par les gaz à effet de serre est une victoire pour les femmes et les filles. La Saskatchewan, l’Ontario et l’Alberta avaient porté cette loi à l’attention des

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