Press Releases

Temagami watchdogs sue Ford government over refusal to consider climate emergency in forestry planning

Feb 6, 2020

Ministry-approved plan cites long-cancelled carbon management measures Ottawa, February 6, 2020 — Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of Earthroots and Friends of Temagami, have filed a lawsuit against the Ford government … Read more.

Environmental groups pleased Volkswagen prosecuted despite lack of appropriate fine

Jan 24, 2020

Environmental groups pleased Volkswagen prosecuted despite lack of appropriate fine Sustained legal campaign by Environmental Defence and Ecojustice crucial to prosecution For immediate release: January 24, 2020 Toronto, Ont. – … Read more.

SCC dismissal leaves environment, communities, vulnerable to toxic spills

Jan 16, 2020

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a reference case brought by the Government of British Columbia today, allowing a decision from the B.C. Court of Appeal to stand … Read more.

First Nation launches lawsuit against Quebec’s archaic Mining Act

Jan 16, 2020

MONTREAL, January 16th, 2020 – The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation (Algonquin of Barrier Lake) is contesting Quebec’s Mining Act and is suing the Government of Quebec for failing to fulfil … Read more.

B.C. has right to protect environment from toxic spills, Ecojustice tells Supreme Court

Jan 16, 2020

OTTAWA – Lawyers from Ecojustice appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada today, where they used a novel legal argument to argue that British Columbia has a right and a … Read more.

Vista coal mine decision highlights Canada’s climate hypocrisy: Ecojustice

Dec 20, 2019

CALGARY – The federal government’s decision to allow a massive thermal coal project to go ahead without an environmental assessment highlights the rift between Canada’s “powering past coal” talk and … Read more.

We applaud your decision, Premier McNeil: Friends of the Northumberland Strait and Ecojustice

Dec 20, 2019

“We are overjoyed that Premier McNeil, on behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, has stood by the promise to close Boat Harbour on January 31, 2020,” says Jill Graham-Scanlan, … Read more.

Statement: We are confident that a full environmental assessment report will prove that Northern Pulp’s proposal is not viable

Dec 17, 2019

Pictou and Halifax – Ecojustice and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) are relieved and pleased that the Minister of Environment has not approved Northern Pulp’s proposed new effluent treatment … Read more.

Caribou hearing adjourned pending further discussions with federal government

Dec 16, 2019

CALGARY – A legal case concerning protection for boreal caribou habitat in northeastern Alberta has been adjourned, pending further discussions between the environmental groups and First Nations that brought the … Read more.

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