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

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Grave concerns about the handling of Canada’s federally-owned radioactive waste by a private-sector consortium

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

Read More

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

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Friends of the Earth (FOE) and National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) Call for Climate Justice for Women and Girls in Canada

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

Read More

Environmental groups in court to challenge delay in phasing out neonic pesticide

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Environmental groups in court to challenge delay in phasing out neonic pesticide

Toronto – Ecojustice, on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Friends of the Earth Canada and Équiterre, are in court today to defend pollinators and stop the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) from ignoring its regulatory duties. These groups will argue that the PMRA is unlawfully and arbitrarily delaying necessary restrictions on the

Read More

Will Ford, Higgs and Moe spend $27 billion on reactors?

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Will Ford, Higgs and Moe spend $27 billion on reactors?

December 2, 2019 (Ottawa) –  While the world is focussed on the UN Climate Change Conference, three Canadian Premiers who have challenged Canada’s Carbon Tax announce their own scheme to get off coal and other dirty energy by using Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMNRs). Last week, it was revealed that Premier Ford’s decision to shut down

Read More

Ontario must reverse course on Pesticides Regulation changes to protect pollinators

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Ontario must reverse course on Pesticides Regulation changes to protect pollinators

Fine print in regulatory proposals flowing from Bill 132 removes accountability mechanisms, invites over-use of bee-killing neonic pesticides  TORONTO — Regulatory changes proposed in conjunction with Bill 132, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, would undermine Ontario’s restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides (“neonics”) by doing away with important accountability mechanisms, according to environmental and

Read More

Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and National Association of Women and the Law

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and National Association of Women and the Law

November 7, 2019 (Ottawa) – Late yesterday, Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) filed their Memorandum of Argument of the Proposed Intervenor in the Climate case being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by Ontario and Saskatchewan. This filing is an important step by

Read More

Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

October 1, 2019, Ottawa – Half way through the federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for Canadian politicians.  The electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want you to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians

Read More

International agency’s findings confirm serious concerns about Canada’s radioactive waste handling and radiation protection practices

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on International agency’s findings confirm serious concerns about Canada’s radioactive waste handling and radiation protection practices

(Montreal, Quebec, September 18, 2019)  The need for urgent reform of Canada’s approach to radioactive waste has just been confirmed by findings from the global authority on nuclear matters, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which completed an 11-day review mission to Canada on September 13.  Canadian civil society groups say the IAEA findings validate their

Read More