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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NAWL and FOE: A real climate-emergency plan must address inequality

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Op-ed published by iPolitics on October 15, 2020. Written by Anne Levesque, co-chair of the National Association of Women and the Law and Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada. ‘In the recent global fires, floods and droughts, it’s women who have borne the brunt of climate catastrophe.’ It was heartening to see climate

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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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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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