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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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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Historic victory: judge forces Shell to drastically reduce CO2 emissions

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May 26, 2021 (Ottawa) – For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations1 the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must

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Do you know your bees? Researchers find Canadians lack bee knowledge

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TORONTO, October 28, 2020 – How well do you know your bees? York University researchers have found bee knowledge in Canada lacking with about half of those surveyed thinking honey bees are wild and native to Canada. They’re not. They were brought over from Europe and are managed by beekeepers like other farm animals, such

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Les subventions d’Ottawa pour les futurs petits réacteurs nucléaires : une « distraction polluante et dangereuse », face à la crise climatique

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Ottawa, le 20 octobre 2020 — Des groupes citoyens de tout le Canada blâment le gouvernement fédéral de subventionner la mise au point de petits réacteurs nucléaires modulaires et ils le mettent au défi de publier les recherches qui justifieraient sa stratégie. Les ministres Seamus O’Regan et Navdeep Bains ont annoncé la semaine dernière l’octroi d’une

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Groups say federal funding of new nuclear reactors is a “dirty, dangerous distraction” from tackling climate change

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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy. Ministers Seamus O’Regan and Navdeep Bains last week announced a $20 million grant to Terrestrial Energy in Ontario to continue

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New Poll Finds Over 40% of Canadians Self-Described Climate Voters

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COVID-19 and climate both important, finds Friends of the Earth October 6, 2020 (Ottawa) In releasing a new national poll, Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth said, “Despite COVID-19, climate is clearly on the minds of Canadians. Forty-two percent of respondents described themselves as climate voters. The findings of this poll point to a

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