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Recent Releases from Friends of the Earth Canada

Health Canada to End Outdoor Use of Two Bee Killing Neonicotinoids It’s about time says Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:45:51 EST Read More

August 15, 2018 (Ottawa) - Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes the proposed decision by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency to end outdoor use of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam, two of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticides in the world. Neonicotinoids (neonics) are systemic chemical insecticides that are found in all tissues of...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches “Bumble Bee Count” app for the 3rd Annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count!

Published Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:54:50 EST Read More

The Yellow-banded Bumble Bee, by Brenda VanRyswyk. July 30, 2018 (Ottawa, Ontario) The 3rd annual “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” launches August 1st with a “Bumble Bee Count app” to facilitate photographing, identifying and locating bumble bees right across the countr...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Friends of the Earth’s campaign for a ban on bee-killing pesticides and, she says, “Start planning yo...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge PM to stop coal bid by CPP!

Published Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:15:33 EST Read More

Canada’s climate leadership claim undermined by coal bid by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - More than 20 Canadian and international organizations are concerned that the actions of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are undermining Canada’s leadership for a global phase-out of coal-fired electricity. In a joint letter to the Prime Minister...... Click here to read this release



A Cocktail of Bee-harming Pesticides Found in North American Honey

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:13:05 EST Read More

October 5, 2017 (Ottawa) - New research, published in Science, today, found widespread contamination of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides in honey around the world. Friends of the Earth Canada CEO, Beatrice Olivastri, said, “The discovery of a cocktail of bee-harming pesticides in honey samples across North America, Europe and Asia reinforces the need for a complete and permanent ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.” Olivastri went on to say, “The study also highlights the importance...... Click here to read this release



2017 Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-Takers

Published Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:14:18 EST Read More

August 3, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) - In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” and offering downloadable “Census Cards” to help identify the bees. The campaigns asks people to take pictures of bumble bees and to upload the photos with observations so that scientists can better track the bees and learn more about them. The ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth National Poll Finds Majority of Canadians believe pesticide exposure most important threat to bees

Published Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:48:41 EST Read More

June 27, 2017, Ottawa -Most Canadians (89%) believe “pesticides” are the most important threat to bees according to a poll conducted on behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada in May by Oracle Poll Research. Almost eight out of ten believe the loss of suitable floral resources was important (79%). More than six out of ten also cited other threats as important - habitat loss 68%, disease 67%...... Click here to read this release



A Fix for the Climate Polluting Canada Pension Plan

Published Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:02:26 EST Read More

Media Release June 1, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Canada's largest public investor, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), with $278.9 billion in assets, to stop investing in climate polluting fossil fuels and bring its investment policies in line with Canada’s commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C of warmin...... Click here to read this release



FOE and OPG partner to “Let it Bee”

Published Mon, 2 May 2016 10:02:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory A call to action to protect wild bees When: May 5, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. Where: 700 University Avenue, Toronto Mini Auditorium (please check in with Security desk at lobby) Who: Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) What: FOE and OPG will announce the “LET IT BEE” campaign to protect and save wild, native bees. Speakers will include: · Beatri...... Click here to read this release



Un message céleste pour Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:44:24 EST Read More

(Photo : Guy Lavigueur) Les ATC livrent un message aux actionnaires de Bayer en survolant les bureaux de cette compagnie à Montréal. (Montréal, QC, le 28 avril 2016) Vers 9 heures ce matin, Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada ont inscrit un message dans le ciel pour alerter les actionnaires de la firme Bayer AG. Cette multinationale est un important fa...... Click here to read this release



A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:28:18 EST Read More

(Photo: Guy Lavigueur) Friends of the Earth Canada delivers a message to Bayer stockholders by buzzing Montreal HQ (This photo can be reproduced provided credit is given to Friends of the Earth Canada) (Montreal, QC, April 28, 2016) Around 9 am today Friends of the Earth Canada delivered a heavenly message to draw the attention of Bayer AG stockholde...... Click here to read this release



Un message céleste pour Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:38:31 EST Read More

Avis aux médias (Montréal, QC, le 27 avril 2016) Juste avant 9h du matin, le jeudi 28 avril, les représentants des médias sont invités à regarder vers le ciel, à l'ouest du pont Jacques-Cartier. Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada, aidés par la firme Aerogram, livreront un message céleste à la compagnie Bayer Inc., fabricante de pesticides qui tuent les abeilles. L'avion d’Aerogram décrira des cercles au-dessus des bureaux de Bayer, au 1250 René-Lévesque Ouest, pendant env...... Click here to read this release



A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:33:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Montreal, QC - April 27, 2016) Just before 9am Thursday April 28th representatives of the media are advised to look up, way up, west of the Jacques Cartier bridge. Friends of the Earth Canada assisted by Aerogram will be delivering a message from the heavens to the maker of bee killing pesticides, Bayer Inc. The Aerogram aircraft will orbit the Bayer offices at 1250 René-Lévesque West for about 1 hour. Bayer is a major manufacturer of neonicotinoid pesticides ...... Click here to read this release



Home Depot to phase out bee-killing pesticides

Published Thu, 3 Dec 2015 11:00:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 Expert contacts: Lisa Archer, Friends of the Earth, (510) 900-3145, larcher@foe.org Beatrice Olivastri, Friends of the Earth Canada, (613) 724 8690, beatrice@foecanada.org Susan Baker, Trillium Asset Management, (617) 532-6681, sbaker@trilliuminvest.com Adam Kanzer, Domini Social Investments, (212) 217-1027, akanzer@domini.com Larisa Ruoff, Sustainability Group of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge, (617)-622-2213, lruoff@lwcotrust.com ...... Click here to read this release



Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

Published Fri, 22 May 2015 10:39:50 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2015) Canada's Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) promised to report on their review of the “value” of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014 to be followed by a public consultation. This is a key element of PMRA's five year review of the bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides conducted in lock step with the US Environmental Protection Agency's own five year review. Now it appears PMRA's draft findings are out and about before their report is. As viewed on a ...... Click here to read this release



Important bee-friendly flower and plant purchasing advice

Published Thu, 21 May 2015 10:22:26 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Making informed choices at Canadian plant and garden centres Last year, Friends of the Earth tested flowers in 18 cities across North America and discovered over half contained bee-toxic neonicotinoids. (See Gardeners Beware 2014). This year's Canadian site test results will be published in June 2015. In the interim, Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on consumers ...... Click here to read this release



Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA's announcements

Published Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:02:30 EST Read More

RONA discloses 70% nursery plants neonic-free this year Friends of the Earth Canada congratulates RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery plants. Last year, Friends of the Earth tested nursery plants for neonics and advised gardeners to buy only neonic-free plants through their "Gardener Beware" campaign. The test results indicated over half of the nursery plants considered ...... Click here to read this release



Lowe’s commits to phase-out neonicotinoids from its shelves in a move to protect bees and pollinators

Published Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:00:24 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Statement (April 9, 2015 Ottawa, ON) - Lowe’s, North America’s second largest home improvement company, announced today that they will take steps towards a 2019 phase out of bee-harmful neonicotinoids (PDF page 28...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth

Published Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:06:40 EST Read More

Premier Wynne and Ministers of Environment and Agriculture cited as North American leaders (March 23, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Today, following extensive public consultation, Ontario tabled a Regulation to permanently reduce 80 percent of the bee-harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides used on corn and soy seed by 2017. This announcement makes Ontario the first North American jurisdiction to permanently restrict usage of this pesticide (for neonic-coated corn and soy...... Click here to read this release



Chemical giant Bayer loses libel action to muzzle bee protectors

Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:36:40 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, March 12, 2015) German chemical giant Bayer has failed in its attempt to muzzle Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) over the environmental group's claims that thiacloprid, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, harms bees. Thiacloprid is one of a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (“neonics”) which work by interfering with insects' nervous systems. In February, Bayer slapped an injunction on BUND based on a booklet (published in December 2014) for gardeners inter...... Click here to read this release



Poll shows strong support for government action on pesticides

Published Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:03:55 EST Read More

Nearly 8 out of 10 say Ontario government “on right track” For Immediate Release December 16, 2014 A poll released today by Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association shows nearly 8 out of 10 Ontarians believe the Ontario government is on the right track with its intention to limit use of bee-killing “neonic” pesticides by 80%. Only 12% do not agree with the action. ...... Click here to read this release



Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

Published Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:10:50 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada finds overwhelming support in Northern Ontario for action by gardeners and farmers to save bees from neonicotinoids (Ottawa, ON, July 7, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada indicates very significant public concern about the use of bee-killing pesticides in plants from garden centres from large retailers. “The use of bee-killing neonic pesticides in nursery plants is widespread,” says Beatrice Olivastri, ...... Click here to read this release



Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across Canada

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:23:17 EST Read More

(OTTAWA, ON, June 25, 2014) A new study released today by Friends of the Earth Canada shows that over half of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with neonicotinoid (neonics), pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. The Canadian data is part of a larger study, Gardeners Beware 2014, released by Friends of the Earth Canada and Friends of the Earth U.S. with Pesticide Researc...... Click here to read this release



Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Published Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:38:29 EST Read More

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 fruit basket -- the riding of Niagara Falls -- indicates significant public support and concern about the issue. The FOE resear...... Click here to read this release



Attention holiday shoppers - green gift and holiday polling

Published Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:17:42 EST Read More

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 to find out if environmental concerns influence holiday shopping. Th...... Click here to read this release



Bee and pesticide die off expert visiting from UK - interview opportunity in Ontario

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:06:38 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes expert Who: Professor Dave Goulson, a UK biologist who specializes in bees. He has published over 200 scientific articles on the ecology of bees and other insects, and is the author of Bumblebees; their behaviour, ecology and conservation (2010, Oxford University Press) and A Sting in the Tale (2013, Jonathan Cape), a popular science book about bumblebees. In 2010 he was BBSRC "Social Innovator of the Year&q...... Click here to read this release



Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:11:08 EST Read More

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 discover whether or not Ontarians were concerned about Neonicotinoids (neonics) and their effect on the steadily declining bee popul...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds' Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

Published Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:38:31 EST Read More

For immediate release (OTTAWA, September 23, 2013) Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a notice of objection to Health Canada's decision under the Pest Control Products Act to renew conditional registration of a bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin, despite lack of due diligence by the applicant companies. Health Canada's agency dealing with pesticides is recommending renewing use of clothianidin on potatoes, grape, pome fruits (like apples), stone fruits and turf even ...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto 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. The survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research found that 83% of Ontarians believe it is important to have more renewabl...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:09:46 EST Read More

Request seeking immediate action sent to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada 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. In a recent letter, the Canadian Foo...... Click here to read this release



Reporting disease in fish a crime? Proposed British Columbia law condemned by Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 15:05:43 EST Read More

New legislation to muzzle journalists and scientists may have serious implications for food health and safety and freedom of speech Media Release (Ottawa, May 30, 2012) With the anticipated passage of Bill 37 – 2012 Animal Health Act tomorrow, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be responsible for new and punitive legislation with heavy fines and imprisonment for people reporting diseased animal...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases “Plug and Play” model regulation to help Canada reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:26:12 EST Read More

For immediate release Friends of the Earth donates its services to help Canada in its time of embarrassment (Ottawa, December 8, 2011) With Canada's international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada. "Canada's Minister of the Environment showing up in Durban without domestic regulations in place is shocking," said Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends o...... Click here to read this release



Latest Lethal Threat to the Great Lakes Must Be Halted

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:45:40 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Supports U.S. States’ Case on Invasion of Asian Carp For immediate release (Ottawa, November 28, 2011) Friends of the Earth Canada joins U.S. States in the fight to stop the Asian Carp invasion of the Great Lakes citing the mutual obligation of Canada and the U.S. under the Boundary Waters Treaty to prevent transboundary pollution including biological pollution by Asian carp. Represented by thei...... Click here to read this release



Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in "erratum" to annual report

Published Tue, 17 May 2011 11:21:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release New report displays 12 cases of environmental and social wrongdoing (THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011) During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an "erratum" [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof "erratum", which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admits' that it is "causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage" in its global oil-gas- and biofuels...... Click here to read this release



New water awareness project launched in Manitou, Manitoba in celebration of World Water Day

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:57:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of the Earth Canada, Pembina Valley Conservation District, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship and Royal Bank of Canada celebrates world water day with launch of Be True to Be Blue (Manitou, Manitoba/Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2010) In celebration of World Water Day, Friends of the Earth Canada is launching its new water awareness project, “Be True To Blue” in Manitou, Manitoba in cooperation with the Pembina Valley Conservation D...... Click here to read this release



Canada's climate performance illegal - Friends of the Earth asks Supreme Court to rule on critical points of law (Kyoto and Copenhagen)

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:14:56 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada facing legal challenge for breaking federal global warming law OTTAWA (December 15, 2009) - The Government of Canada is facing a landmark legal challenge in the country's top court for failing to take action on global warming -- specifically for refusing to respect a federal law that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday an appeal was filed with the Supreme Court seeking to argue that the Government is b...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada in Court challenging federal government failure to act on climate law

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:01:45 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth Canada in Court challenging federal government failure to act on climate law Will argue governments cannot pick and choose which laws to follow What: Environmental groups are challenging Canada's federal government in court for its violation of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA). The case targets the fundamental question of whether the government is above the law. The law states that Canada must take strong acti...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book in Halifax September 29

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:58:55 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' comes to Halifax Sept. 29 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management early next week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a geologist, economist and author who has previously written about conservation and water management. ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:19:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' to be released September 25 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management later this week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a geologist, economist and author who has previously written about conservation and water manageme...... Click here to read this release



Full text of FOE's first annual Scorecard on Environmental Rights

Published Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:55:40 EST Read More

Click on 'Download Original Release' to view the full text of FOE's first annual Scorecard on Environmental Rights....... Click here to read this release



Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada publient un premier Bulletin annuel des droits environnementaux

Published Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:52:43 EST Read More

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate La majorité des provinces échouent à protéger les droits environnementaux Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada publient un premier Bulletin annuel des droits environnementaux (Ottawa ON, le 4 juin 2009) - À la veille de la Journée mondiale de l'environnement, Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada publient leur premier Bulletin annuel des droits de l'environnement reconn...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases first annual Score Card on Environmental Rights

Published Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:48:02 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Majority of provinces fail on provision of environmental rights Friends of the Earth Canada releases first annual Score Card on Environmental Rights (Ottawa ON, June 4, 2009) - On the eve of World Environment Day, Friends of the Earth Canada releases its first annual Score Card of Environmental Rights available in law to the people of Canada. In the face of inadequate action by governments to ...... Click here to read this release



Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today

Published Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:36 EST Read More

Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today Advertising Standards Canada asked to probe Green Advertisement Ottawa – Friends of the Earth Canada, Ecojustice, the Polaris Institute, the Council of Canadians, and Wellington Water Watchers filed a complaint this morning under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards alleging that Nestlé Waters North America has broken advertising rules in claims it made regarding the environmental impacts of its products...... Click here to read this release



Canada back in court over Kyoto lawsuit

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:22:57 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada back in court over Kyoto lawsuit Appeal of KPIA decision launched a week before next climate change meetings OTTAWA (November 25, 2008) – Lawyers for Friends of the Earth Canada gave the Government of Canada notice yesterday that they will be appealing a recent Federal Court decision in Canada’s first ever climate change lawsuit. The much anticipated appeal comes one week before the world gathers in Poznan, Poland for t...... Click here to read this release



Pétition de dernier recours pour sauver le parc Benny

Published Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:56:15 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Attention: Chefs de la salle des nouvelles, journalistes aux affaires communautaires et chefs de pupitre Pétition de dernier recours pour sauver le parc Benny Le rezonage du parc Benny contrevient aux droits de la population établis dans la Charte montréalaise des droits et responsabilités (Montréal, le 2 septembre 2008l) Un groupe de citoyennes et de citoyens a déposé aujourd’hui une pétition basée sur la Charte montréalaise des d...... Click here to read this release



Citizens launch last resort petition to save Benny Park

Published Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:52:42 EST Read More

Media Release Attention: News, Community and Assignment Editors Citizens launch last resort petition to save Benny Park Benny Park rezoning process denies public rights promised by Montreal Charter of Rights, Responsibilities and Commitments (September 2, 2008, Montreal) Today, a citizens group filed a petition under the UNESCO-recognized Montreal Charter of Rights, Responsibilities and Commitments calling on the Montreal Ombudsman to investigate faulty proceedings...... Click here to read this release



Canada in court for violating federal climate change law

Published Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:48:30 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Canada in court for violating federal climate change law Lawsuit demands government obey the will of Parliament TORONTO, June 18, 2008 – Today, Canada became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Pro-bono lawyers from Paliare Roland Barristers and Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) presented legal arguments on behalf of Friends of the...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure

Published Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:17:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Environment, Government, Politics Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure Lawyers will argue that Kyoto commitment broken TORONTO - Canada will be the first country ever to be brought to court for its failure to comply with domestic law and meet its international commitments to combat global warming. On behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE), pro-bono lawyers from Paliare Roland Barristers and ...... Click here to read this release



Devils Lake: Friends of the Earth and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition the Auditor General of Canada

Published Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:56:22 EST Read More

Government of Canada must deal with the Devil Friends of the Earth Canada and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition Canadian Auditor General for answers on Devils Lake Outlet, before permit to pollute is re-issued (Ottawa / Winnipeg – June 12, 2008) The Devil’s in the details - especially when it comes to enforcing an environmental safeguard agreement established three years ago over the controversial Devils Lake Outlet in North Dakota. A year after an em...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights to be unveiled in Ottawa

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:49:01 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment and Environment Reporters and Editors Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights to be unveiled in Ottawa Environmental groups to call on federal government to enact legislation (Ottawa, Ontario) Tomorrow, three leading environmental groups will be at Parliament Hill to reveal a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights. The announcement coincides with World Environment Day and there will opportunities for photography and interview...... Click here to read this release



Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:55:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Attention News/City/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors: Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks to begin delivery of Energy GreenBoxes in Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario) Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks have chosen Ottawa for the 2007 Energy GreenBox program. Over 6,000 Energy GreenBoxes will be delivered through...... Click here to read this release