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Ottawa, June 8, 2016 - Equiterre welcomed today the announcement by Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray of its Climate Change plan 2016-2020. The plan will provide investment of more than $8 billion and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 10 million tonnes annually,, the equivalent of removing 2.3 million cars from Ontario roads.
Communiqué - 8 June 2016 - Tag : Climate change, Public interventions
Montreal, May 24, 2016 – Today, Équiterre launches a mobilization campaign demanding public consultations on climate change in Canada. Équiterre urges our members of Parliament to conduct public consultations in their ridings that will address the effects of climate change.
Communiqué - 24 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
To mark Earth Day this past April 22, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, showing unprecedented support among all world leaders. In doing so, Canada has agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C. But the challenge remains: How will we achieve this goal? The Canadian government is currently working on...
Solution - 23 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Fight against climate change, GHG
Ottawa May 19, 2016, Équiterre expresses grave concerns over the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decision to approve the Trans Mountain Expansion project by Kinder Morgan saying "it is a big step in the wrong direction".
Communiqué - 19 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
May 16, 2016, Ottawa – Équiterre welcomes today the news released by the Globe and Mail of the Ontario government’s ambitious climate plan including a $7 billion investment in climate-friendly measures. The new initiatives will be paid for out of revenue from the province’s upcoming cap-and-trade system.These investments and Ontario’s cap-and-trade...
Communiqué - 17 May 2016 - Tag : Climate change, Public interventions
Ottawa, May 6, 2016 - The fire in Fort McMurray is a tragedy that no person or community should have to endure. All Canadians should be doing what they can to make sure those affected have the resources and support they need in these hard times. This is not a time for blame. It is time to stand together and make sure the people are safe and well cared for.
Communiqué - 6 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
Prime Minister Being Aggressively Lobbied By Oil Interests   May 3, 2016, Toronto – Environmental groups across Canada say Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise of a fair and credible pipeline review process is being undermined by his party’s pro-pipeline public statements rather than waiting to be informed by the pipeline review process. Groups and concerned...
Communiqué - 3 May 2016 - Tag : Climate change, Energy East, Public interventions
Montréal, April 22nd 2016 - « Today marks a huge victory for the four groups who sought an injunction against TransCanada to force the company to submit its project before Quebec’s environmental protection legislation » stated representatives from Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement, Nature Québec, Fondation Coule pas chez Nous...
Communiqué - 22 April 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
From Lei Chen Zhen, student and Équiterre volunteer
Actualité - 1 April 2016 - Tag : Climate change, COP21, GHG, Public interventions
Ottawa, March 22nd, 2016 - Équiterre is satisfied with the first budget of the Trudeau government, tabled today by Minister Bill Morneau. Équiterre estimates that over $4 billion will be invested in 2016-17 in public transit, combatting climate change, electrification of transport and clean water in Canadian municipalities and First Nations communities.
Communiqué - 22 March 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change