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Groups apply to Ontario court to support effective national effort on climate change

Dec 20, 2018

David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice intervene to protect health and act on climate OTTAWA — The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice announced today that they will enter the legal battle over carbon pricing by requesting intervener status in the upcoming Ontario court reference case. A national carbon-pricing plan is a necessary part of Canada’s strategy to…

STATEMENT: B.C. announces phase out of Broughton Archipelago fish farms, Ecojustice reacts

Dec 14, 2018

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government announced on Friday that it will phase out 17 open-net fish farms in the province’s Broughton Archipelago, as a result of government-to-government consultations with local First Nations. Ecojustice lawyer Kegan Pepper-Smith released the following statement in response: “Risky aquaculture practices pose a serious threat to British Columbia’s wild salmon,…

B.C. climate plan offers new climate accountability actions

Dec 10, 2018

Climate oversight a game-changer in keeping B.C. on track, say environmental groups VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY —  A group of environmental organizations is highlighting the critical, new role given to the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council under the CleanBC plan, providing improved governance and better oversight of British Columbia’s new climate action plan….

Exemptions from federal environmental review for oil and gas projects unjustified, say environmental groups

Dec 6, 2018

Ensuring federal assessment of high-carbon projects is critical if Canada is to step up Paris Agreement ambitions at COP 24  OTTAWA – Some of Canada’s largest and most polluting industrial projects may get a free pass on federal review under a new law if the government capitulates to industry demands, warn leading environmental groups. The…

STATEMENT: B.C. releases climate plan, Ecojustice reacts

Dec 5, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia released its strategy for meeting its 2030 climate targets today. Ecojustice’s Alan Andrews issued the following statement in response: “The science tells us the single most important thing governments can do right now to protect human health is take urgent action on climate change. This is a credible,…

La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice s’engagent dans une lutte juridique en faveur de la tarification du carbone

Nov 30, 2018

Les organismes s’unissent afin de protéger la santé et la sécurité de toute personne au Canada OTTAWA —La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice ont annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elles se joindront à la bataille juridique pour défendre la tarification du carbone. Ce principe est un élément essentiel de la stratégie canadienne de réduction des émissions de gaz…

David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice enter legal fight to support carbon pricing

Nov 30, 2018

OTTAWA — The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice announced today that they will enter the legal battle over carbon pricing. Carbon pricing is a necessary part of Canada’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the negative environmental, physical and mental health effects caused by inaction on climate change. The Foundation, represented by Ecojustice,…

STATEMENT: Ecojustice reacts to Ford government’s climate change plan

Nov 29, 2018

TORONTO – Today the Ford government released its environment plan, including weakened targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. Ecojustice’s Charles Hatt issued the following statement in response: “The plan unveiled by the Ford government today falls well short of delivering the climate solutions Ontarians are counting on to protect their health, security, and…

Statement: Environmental groups call on feds to step up B.C. caribou protections

Nov 19, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Greenpeace Canada, Wilderness Committee, and Wildsight, sent a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on Friday, Nov. 16, urging her to implement protections for Southern Mountain caribou in British Columbia. The groups issued the following statement upon…

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