Press Releases

Climate emergency needs a national response to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Dec 16, 2019

EDMONTON – Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of their clients, are in court this week to intervene in Premier Jason Kenney’s attempt to thwart nationally-coordinated action on climate change. Ecojustice is … Read more.

Federal Government lays charges against Volkswagen for its diesel emissions scandal four years after Dieselgate

Dec 9, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Government of Canada laid criminal charges against Volkswagen for unlawfully importing and selling nearly 128,000 rigged diesel vehicles containing an emission cheating device.   “We are … Read more.

Environmental groups in court to challenge delay in phasing out neonic pesticide

Dec 5, 2019

Delay in neonic pesticide phase-out challenged in Federal Court Toronto – Ecojustice, on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Friends of the Earth Canada and Équiterre, are in … Read more.

7 Ontario youths sue Ford gov’t for weakening 2030 climate target

Nov 26, 2019

Lawsuit, backed by Ecojustice, argues Ford’s climate rollbacks violate Ontarians’ Charter rights TORONTO — Seven young people are suing the Government of Ontario for weakening its climate targets because it … Read more.

Ecojustice launches legal challenge against divisive Alberta public inquiry

Nov 21, 2019

CALGARY – Ecojustice is taking the Jason Kenney government to court over its controversial inquiry into environmental organizations and “anti-Albertan” activities. Canada’s largest environmental law charity announced Thursday that it … Read more.

UCP campaign donations raise questions of bias in Alberta public inquiry

Nov 15, 2019

CALGARY – Public political donation records raise serious questions about Steve Allan’s ability to impartially carry out his duties as commissioner of Alberta’s controversial public inquiry into environmental organizations, Ecojustice … Read more.

Ecojustice to affirm the right to freedom of expression in Supreme Court of Canada

Nov 12, 2019

Ottawa, November 12, 2019 – Ecojustice is intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada to advocate for a strong interpretation of Ontario’s Protection of Public Participation Act. The legal intervention … Read more.

Groups head to court to ensure Newfoundland fish farming projects get proper environmental assessments

Nov 6, 2019

Unregulated hatchery expansion could devastate wild salmon populations St John’s, November 6, 2019 – Ecojustice, acting on behalf grassroots groups and individuals concerned about the health of wild Atlantic salmon … Read more.

Conservation groups appeal to Supreme Court in Trans Mountain suit

Nov 5, 2019

OTTAWA — Ecojustice, acting on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society, is taking the fight to defend endangered Southern Resident killer whales from the Trans Mountain pipeline … Read more.

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