Tag: Canada

Help Save the Bees – the Wild, Native Bees Need You

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, Policy, The Bee Cause by on April 19, 2017
Help Save the Bees – the Wild, Native Bees Need You

You want to help save the bees? Guess who is waiting for you in your garden – and it’s not me, Bea! You might have leaf-cutters, mining bees, bumblebees or sweat bees and lots more. These are wild, native bees, and there are over 825 species in Canada that need your help! Leave the hives to […]

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Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letters- Marching Orders in Ontario to Protect Pollinators

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letters- Marching Orders in Ontario to Protect Pollinators

In a move for transparency, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has made public her mandate letters to the ministers of her cabinet. In this blog post, we are cherry picking points from her letters related to pollinator health. Among her opening statements she says, “The people of Ontario have entrusted their government to be a force for good,” and […]

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Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Filed in Environmental justice, The Bee Cause by on February 6, 2014
Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Friends of the Earth Bee Cause finds overwhelming voter support for action to save bees in closely fought by-election between NDP and PC front-runners in the Niagara Falls Riding (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 6, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) to research voter expectations related to protecting honey bees in Canada’s […]

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Recommendation for PMRA: Ban Neonicotinoids

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on December 16, 2013
Recommendation for PMRA: Ban Neonicotinoids

“After the 2012 bee deaths, PMRA instituted measures that have been ineffective given a comparable scale of bee deaths in 2013. Friends of the Earth views the measures proposed in this Notice of Intent to be similarly inadequate to the scale and gravity of the danger posed by neonicotinoids to managed and wild bees.” Friends […]

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Hon. John McKay calls for an Emergency Debate on the “unusually high” number bee deaths in Canada

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 10, 2013

For Immediate Release, Dec 10, 2013 OTTAWA – Liberal Environment Critic John McKay rose in the House of Commons this morning to call for an Emergency debate on the “unusually high” number of bee deaths in Canada in recent years. “This issue is pressing as bees are responsible for the pollination of flowering Canadian crops,” […]

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Open Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Members of Parliament: Corporate Accountability and Withdrawal of Canadian Support for Gabriel Resources in Romania

Filed in Environmental justice, Media releases by on December 5, 2013

(Ottawa) December 5, 2013: MiningWatch, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Council of Canadians and Earthworks join the call of Romanian and Canadian protesters to request the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Members of Parliament for: (1) introduction of legislation to make Canadian corporations, particularly extractive industry corporations, accountable for proposed projects and actual operations abroad […]

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Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Filed in Media releases by on November 21, 2013
Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Ahead of the biggest shopping season a poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows buyers do consider the environment in their purchases (Ottawa, Canada November, 21, 2013) As the biggest retail blitz of the year approaches, Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) is releasing their national holiday survey results. FOE commissioned this research […]

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Civil Society Walks out of Warsaw Climate Talks, Says Hope Lies with Building Peoples’ Power

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2013

From Friends of the Earth International  [WARSAW, POLAND, November 21, 2013] Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International – walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1] “Polluters and corporations […]

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Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Filed in The Bee Cause by on November 7, 2013
Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to […]

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Not one step back

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 11, 2012
Not one step back

In the early morning of Thursday, December 6, the Guatemalan riot police repressed, beat up and kidnapped members of the community of San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc near Guatemala City, who have been on a vigil for ten months to block the mining equipment of the company Exmingua.

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Supreme Court decision leaves taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up AbitibiBowater’s pollution

Filed in Environmental justice by on December 7, 2012
Supreme Court decision leaves taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up AbitibiBowater’s pollution

(Ottawa, December 7, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc. et al., which addresses the legal obligations of insolvent companies with respect to contaminated sites.

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La décision de la Cour suprême laisse aux contribuables la facture de nettoyage de la pollution d’AbitibiBowater

Filed in Environmental justice by on December 7, 2012
La décision de la Cour suprême laisse aux contribuables la facture de nettoyage de la pollution d’AbitibiBowater

(Ottawa, le 7 décembre 2012) La Cour suprême du Canada a rendu aujourd’hui sa décision dans la cause Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador c. AbitibiBowater Inc. et al., qui porte sur les obligations légales des entreprises insolvables à l’égard de sites contaminés.

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Polluter Pays: Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc.

Filed in Environmental justice by on December 6, 2012
Polluter Pays: Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc.

On December 7, the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to announce a decision on the case of Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc. et al (now known as Resolute Forest Products). This ground-breaking legal case represents the first time Canada’s insolvency law has dealt with the polluter pays principle — in this case, for historic contamination by AbitibiBowater’s mining, shipping and pulp and paper operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The company filed for insolvency protection in 2008, leaving a toxic legacy of heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals.

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Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Filed in Climate change and energy by on December 3, 2012
Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Ottawa, December 3, 2012 — A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians.

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Results of the Ontario green energy opinion poll

Filed in Climate change and energy by on December 3, 2012
Results of the Ontario green energy opinion poll

This report represents the findings from a survey of 1,000 voting age residents in Ontario. The opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians.

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