Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Tourist, health, faith-based, and environmental organizations calling on Ontario to strengthen protection of the Great Lakes Toronto, ON — Forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations are collectively showing their support for the Great Lakes Protection Act. The groups have sent a submission to the Ontario government calling for the quick passage of the proposed

Read More

Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Guest Post: Nancy Goucher The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations (including Enviornmental Defence) sent a joint submission to the province asking for quick passage of the Great Lakes Protection Act. Whether you

Read More

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads

On March 9, 2015, MPP Marie- France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and use of microbeads in products in Ontario. The Microbead Elimination and Monitoring Act would prohibit the manufacture of microbeads and the addition of microbeads to cosmetic and household products, while ensuring an analysis and examination of the

Read More

Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Ottawa, November 23, 2012 — Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in salmon from British Columbia.

Read More

Golden lie

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Golden lie

Just 28 kilometres from Guatemala City, between the towns of San José del Golfo and San Pedro de Ayanpuc the peasant communities are resisting the actions of Canadian company Radius Gold Inc., which has operated a silver and gold mine in the area since 2000. Until now, the company has developed the exploration process. It decided to start the drilling this year, after the government approved the exploitation license, which allows activities in an area of 20 km2 for 25 years.

Read More

International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, November 19, 2012 — An international mission organized by the environmental federation Friends of the Earth International in Guatemala and El Salvador has verified systematic human rights violations and criminalization of environmental activists and communities resisting mining and hydroelectric projects.

Read More

Months of resistance

Posted By: FOECanadaOrg Comments Off on Months of resistance

San José del Golfo and San Pedro de Ayampuc are two towns near Guatemala City that have been affected by gold and silver mining. Mining activities began in the area in 2000 but the community only found out in 2010. Radius Gold Corporation is operating in the area as a counterpart for Explotaciones Mineras de Guatemala (Exmingua). Servicios Mineros de Centroamérica is a subsidiary that exerts pressure among the population and does the so called social corporate responsibility work.

Read More