FOE to intervene in a historic youth-led climate challenge against the Ontario government

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Friends of the Earth has been granted intervener status in a historic youth-led climate challenge against the Ontario government. Titled Mathur et. al., the youth applicants allege that the Government of Ontario’s weakening of climate targets will lead to widespread illness and death, and violates Ontarians’ Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the

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At last, Canada makes good on promise to ban single-use plastic

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It’s taken an enormous amount of work to arrive at the announcement of draft regulations to ban six single-use plastic products.  For that work, we say thank you to former ECCC Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, current ECCC Minister Steven Guilbeault, their staff and ECCC scientists.  This is an important step towards limiting plastic pollution that pervades the oceans, our rivers

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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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How Can Christmas Be Bad? The true cost of Christmas and how to reduce it

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By Don Huff and Beatrice Olivastri  Even in a fast paced, modern society, Christmas can be as full of warmth as a hundred years ago. Our traditions may be updated, but the core of Christmas – spending time with family and friends, reflecting on the year, and taking time to recharge – remains the same.

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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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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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