Press Releases

Statement: Modernized Fisheries Act gives new protections to marine ecosystems

Jun 17, 2019

Ottawa June 17,  2019 – Ecojustice welcomes the passing of Bill C-68 as a progressive step in putting ecosystem protection at the heart of fisheries legislation. The Fisheries Act is … Read more.

Statement: Bill C-69 passes in the House

Jun 14, 2019

Ottawa, June 13, 2019 – When House of Commons passed the Senate’s proposed amendments to Bill C-69, the federal government took an important step toward making good on its once-in-a-generation commitment … Read more.

STATEMENT: Federal government takes action to fix the plastics crisis

Jun 10, 2019

TORONTO, 10 June 2019 – The federal government announced today their plans to tackle the damage caused to Canada’s ecosystems by plastic. A year ago, on behalf of 10 environmental … Read more.

Treat plastic as a toxic substance, environmental lawyers urge federal government

Jun 6, 2019

HALIFAX, 6 June 2019 – More than 20 environmental lawyers signed a letter today urging the federal government to treat plastic waste as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental … Read more.

DFO introduces interim measures to protect wild salmon from virus, Ecojustice reacts

Jun 4, 2019

VANCOUVER – Four months after the Federal Court struck down the Canadian government’s policy on piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson has announced new steps aimed … Read more.

Delay cancelling certain uses of neonicotinoid pesticide unlawful: environmental groups are pursuing Health Canada in Federal Court

May 30, 2019

Toronto, May 30, 2019 – Ecojustice, on behalf of Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee and Friends of the Earth Canada, is challenging the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) unlawful … Read more.

Ecojustice ‘disappointed’ by B.C. Supreme Court ruling that denies province’s ability to protect communities from toxic oil spills

May 24, 2019

VANCOUVER, May 24, 2019 – The B.C. Court of Appeal delivered its judgment today on whether the Government of British Columbia has the authority to amend its laws to limit … Read more.

STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

May 23, 2019

CALGARY, May 23, 2019 — Premier Jason Kenney tabled legislation yesterday to scrap Alberta’s carbon tax as of May 30. The legislation removes the consumer levy, as well as the … Read more.

Terminal 2 expansion threatens orcas, salmon and climate action

May 22, 2019

VANCOUVER, May 22 2019 — Tomorrow, conservation groups will present three main concerns with the proposed Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank in Delta to the federal review panel. Groups … Read more.

Media Contacts


Seán O’Shea
1-800-926-7744 ext. 277
soshea@ecojustice.ca

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