International Women’s Day – Highlighting climate change impacts on women in Canada

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On March 24th, FOE and National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are intervening at the Supreme Court carbon tax case, being appealed by Saskatchewan and Ontario. On behalf of FOE and NAWL, co-counsels Nathalie Chalifour and Anne Levesque, will propose ways that consider the unique circumstances of a prolonged and systemic crisis like

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

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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

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

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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

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Oppose this unnecessary pipeline and demand real climate action

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June 18, 2019 – Ottawa Friends of the Earth Canada regrets the federal government’s decision to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. It is inconsistent with Canada’s climate action goals. This pipeline threatens the welfare of future generations. “It’s clear this decision is about politics and the power of the oil industry not about what’s good

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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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Will the Canada Pension Plan be hit by climate chaos? Or thrive by adapting its investment plans?

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Toronto, Nov. 28, 2018: “The CPP Investment Board is currently misleading Canadians. It is not taking climate risk seriously. It must take immediate action and stop investing in fossil fuels” observed  John Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor, Friends of the Earth – Canada (FOE-C). If the CPPIB does not take immediate action warns Friends of the

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Canada is the 8th top backer of new coal plants around the world

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December 11, 2017 (Ottawa) – Today, the German organization Urgewald released a report revealing Canada as the 8th largest investor in new coal globally.  They provide a list of the top 100 investors in companies developing new coal plants. Canadian institutions on the list include: SunLife at #31 with $895 million invested; Power Financial Corporation

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Is Canada really committed to coal phase out?  Or is it just trying to drive down the value of coal assets so it can buy them cheaply?

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“Follow the money” is a catch phrase popularized by “All the President’s Men”. It was “Deep Throat’s” advice on how to unravel President Nixon’s web of corruption. It’s also good advice in understanding why 30 years of talking about climate change has resulted in so little action. Government and industry say good things while subsidizing

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Ottawa Round of Secret NAFTA Negotiations Threatens Climate Regulation

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September 27, 2017 (Ottawa) – The third round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) draws to a close on Wednesday, September 27. As the negotiations move forward, the talks continue to threaten the capacity of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to issue and implement effective regulations to address

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