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Recent Releases from Friends of the Earth Canada

Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

Published Mon, 3 Jun 2019 09:21:59 EST Read More

June 3, 2019, Ottawa - As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past at $230 million rising now to $1billion, the topic is clearly important to Canadians. Oracle Poll Re...... Click here to read this release



Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:23:04 EST Read More

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 year the equivalent of a dozen or so Olympic swimming pools...... 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



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



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 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



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



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



Kyoto - Le Canada de nouveau devant les tribunaux

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:26:24 EST Read More

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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



Canada wriggles off the hook for violating Kyoto law

Published Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:20:33 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada wriggles off the hook for violating Kyoto law TORONTO, October 21, 2008 - After months of deliberation, Canada\'s Federal Court released a decision late yesterday regarding the Government of Canada\'s alleged violation of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), a federal law that required Canada to take specific action to meet binding international commitments to fight climate change. The lawsuit was launched on behalf...... 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