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Flushable wipes are NOT flushable

Filed in Blog, Environmental justice, Policy by on May 2, 2019
Flushable wipes are NOT flushable

I started research for this new campaign by looking at plastic pollution in our waterways. Especially in spring, I’m sure you see what I do – a huge assortment of society’s cast-offs littering the banks of lakes, rivers, and streams. It didn’t take long to zero in on so-called flushables – many wipes are made, […]

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Environmental groups say “flushable” wipe based on false and misleading claims

Environmental groups say “flushable” wipe based on false and misleading claims

Competition Bureau Canada asked to investigate and levy $230 million in fines against wipes manufacturers OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 – Today, Friends of the Earth Canada, represented by Ecojustice, filed an application seeking an investigation by the Competition Bureau into false and misleading claims made by the manufacturers of 23 so-called flushable wipes and other […]

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Ecojustice et les Ami(e)s de la Terre demandent au Bureau de la concurrence Canada d’enquêter et d’imposer des amendes de 230 millions $ aux fabricants de lingettes

Ecojustice et les Ami(e)s de la Terre demandent au Bureau de la concurrence Canada d’enquêter et d’imposer des amendes de 230 millions $ aux fabricants de lingettes

Des groupes de défense de l’environnement dénoncent des allégations fausses et trompeuses sur les lingettes dites « jetables dans les toilettes ». OTTAWA, le 1er mai 2019 – Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada, représentés par Ecojustice, ont déposé aujourd’hui une demande d’enquête par le Bureau de la concurrence concernant des allégations fausses et trompeuses faites par […]

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Environmental groups, beekeepers give Canada’s pesticide regulator a failing grade on neonics

Groups declare today’s risk assessment incomplete and out-of-step with leading jurisdictions, call on government to proceed with proposed ban without further delay OTTAWA – Environmental groups and beekeepers disagree with the final decisions of Canada’s pesticide regulatory agency assessing risks to pollinators from neonicotinoid insecticides. In the decisions, published today, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency concludes […]

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Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog 

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2019 The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm caused by Canadian companies operating abroad. Canadian companies operating overseas have been associated with widespread and egregious human rights abuses including forced labour, rape […]

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THE CASE OF CHEVRON IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON: THE RULING OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA CLOSES THE DOORS TO END IMPUNITY

Filed in Environmental justice by on April 4, 2019
THE CASE OF CHEVRON IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON: THE RULING OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA CLOSES THE DOORS TO END IMPUNITY

The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples´ Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity regrets the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and reaffirms the urgent need to establish a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples´ Sovereignty, […]

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Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

Filed in Environmental justice by on April 4, 2019
Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

On April 4th 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in the historic case of the Indigenous people of Ecuador versus Chevron, which has become known as the “Amazonian Chernobyl” due to its devastating impact on the region. The Ecuadorian plaintiffs seek to enforce a judgment by Ecuador’s highest court ordering Chevron to […]

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Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

Note: you can read the French version of this release here. Need for urgent action by Minster of Health is key message to Parliamentarians (Ottawa) January 30, 2019 – Today, a team of environmental, health and legal experts are on Parliament Hill briefing Canadian Parliamentarians on why Canada needs an independent review of glyphosate.  Each […]

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Health Canada rejects bid for an independent review of Roundup

Filed in Blog, Pesticide action, Policy, The Bee Cause by on January 14, 2019

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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Canada’s Minister of Health challenged to uphold independent science and ethical standards

Minister asked to hold independent, transparent review of Canada’s most heavily used pesticide: glyphosate Media release: December 18, 2018 Environmental & health groups and individuals have sent an Open Letter to the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, challenging her to uphold independent science and ethical standards, as she promised to do when appointed Canada’s Minister of […]

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

Filed in Blog, Policy by on November 29, 2018
Will the Canada Pension Plan and your retirement be hit by climate chaos?  Or thrive by adapting its investment plan?

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?

Filed in Media releases by on November 28, 2018

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’s approval of pollinator-killing pesticide violates federal law

Filed in Media releases by on November 19, 2018

Groups in court over neonicotinoid pesticide linked to declining pollinator populations   TORONTO — Environmental groups are in Federal Court today to protect pollinators from a harmful neonicotinoid pesticide, Thiamethoxam, by challenging the lax oversight of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Lawyers from Ecojustice representing the David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of the Earth […]

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Call for an immediate ban on imidicloprid

Filed in Blog, Policy by on August 24, 2018
Call for an immediate ban on imidicloprid

So I know we celebrated when PMRA announced its proposed decision to ban two neonics earlier this month.  But we said at the time there’s more work to do.  It’s time to push for an immediate ban on imidacloprid, the neonic in longest use in Canada. August 29 is the last day for public input. […]

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First Nations, NGOs condemn federal plans for defunct nuclear reactors

Filed in Media releases by on August 21, 2018

Ottawa, August 21, 2018 — Forty First Nations, citizen groups and NGOs have asked Canada’s Auditor General to hold an inquiry into spending by Natural Resources Canada, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on nuclear reactor decommissioning. “The plan to entomb and abandon radioactive carcasses of nuclear reactors next to […]

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