Take the Next Step to Protect Pollinators – Call for By-Law Modernization

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By Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth It is wonderful to hear about widespread citizens’ efforts to plant pollinator gardens and corridors. In equal measure, it is disturbing to hear about municipal enforcement of antiquated by-laws that allow enforcement officials to cut down naturalized gardens based on complaints. A case in point is the

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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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Environmental, Indigenous and parent groups to intervene in landmark climate lawsuit led by Ontario youth

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 28, 2022 Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – Indigenous Climate Action, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the Assembly of First Nations, Friends of the Earth, Canadian

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Applause for Canada’s Release of Final Regulations to Ban Six Single-Use Plastics

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Well done Canada and Ministers Duclos and Guilbeault! In the face of stiff industry resistance, Canada has published final regulations to prohibit single-use plastics that, to-date, have been buried, burned or dumped after only a few minutes of use. These include: checkout bags; cutlery; foodservice ware made from or containing problematic plastics that are hard

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Canada’s big banks urged to drop nuclear from green investment portfolios (EN/FR)

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78 Public Interest groups are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios. The banks are all members of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, committing them to “transition … GHG emissions from their lending and investment portfolios to align

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Court orders Health Canada to re-consider objections to approval of dangerous pesticide

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February 4, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Glyphosate poses an unacceptable risk to human health Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation –  The Federal Court of Appeal has ordered Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency

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Leave plastic where it belongs – in the tar sands (Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight  |  January 21, 2022 Canada has just delivered its draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter: plastic checkout bags, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, straws, and food-service ware made from problematic plastics. Many

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Leave raw material for plastic where it belongs — in the ground (Beatrice Olivastri in The Star)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Toronto Star  |  January 17, 2022 Canada’s draft regulations banning single-use plastics are worth celebrating. But a loophole would allow manufacturing for export to continue. In December, Canada delivered draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter:

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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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Environmental groups head to court to support challenge to Canada’s approval of harmful pesticide

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Groups say glyphosate poses an unacceptable risk to human health Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – Environmental groups are at the Federal Court of Appeal today fighting to uphold Canadians’ right to participate

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