Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

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June 3, 2019, Ottawa – As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to

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Health Canada rejects bid for an independent review of Roundup

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There is something wrong with Canada’s regulation of pesticides. A year and a half ago Friends of the Earth filed what’s called a Notice of Objection questioning Health Canada decision to re-register glyphosate for 15 years – glyphosate is a key component of Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp.  As usual Health Canada investigated itself, concluded it was

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Will the Canada Pension Plan and your retirement be hit by climate chaos? Or thrive by adapting its investment plan?

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We don’t have years to think about acting on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes it clear we need action now! Even the US government report just released agrees urgent action is needed. Friends of the Earth is warning that if the CPPIB does not take immediate action, it will

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Tell the Feds you want strong environmental laws

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Friends of the Earth has joined with other environmental groups across the country to insist that the government fulfill its promise for strong environmental laws.  Here’s the situation. Bill C-69 — the omnibus bill covering EA (now called Impact Assessment), the Canadian Energy Regulator Act and the Navigable Waters Act — has gone to committee and witnesses

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BREAKING NEWS: Toxics in my garden!

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Today, Friends of the Earth Canada filed evidence (from our 2017 flower testing results) to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to begin investigation of RONA, Canadian Tire and Home Depot for selling gardeners plants containing harmful, banned cosmetic pesticides, namely boscalid, imidacloprid, pyraclostrobin napropamide, and spinosad. These corporations and their directors could be fined millions of dollars. Here’s

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