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Équiterre has submitted a number of recommendations to the Quebec government in the lead-up to its 2021 budget. Three of which are particularly important. “The government should base its selection criteria on the nutritional yield and energy performance of each type of crop. We want a wide variety of delicious fruits and vegetables, produced using as little electricity...
Actualité - 17 February 2021 - Tag : Provincial budget, Public interventions
Quebec City, December 2, 2020 – Barely a third of Quebecers are in favour of the GNL Québec/Gazoduq project, nearly a half are opposed to it, and Quebecers are strongly opposed to any government financial support for the gas export project. These are among the results of a province-wide Léger poll conducted from November 20 to 22, 2020, which were released this week.
Communiqué - 2 December 2020 - Tag : GNL, Public interventions
  Montreal, November 19, 2020 – Équiterre welcomes the federal government’s new Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. "It’s significant that the Canadian government now recognizes the need for greater accountability and transparency in the fight against climate change," says Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations at...
Communiqué - 19 November 2020 - Tag : Climate, Public interventions
Québec City, November 16, 2020 – Quebec’s climate change action plan has been updated, but Équiterre is deeply concerned about the lack of binding tools to achieve the necessary results for Quebec to do its fair share to fight this existential threat.
Communiqué - 16 November 2020 - Tag : Climate, Public interventions
G20 governments still spending more than half a trillion USD on oil, gas, and coal each year, new study reveals
Communiqué - 9 November 2020 - Tag : Fossil Fuel, Public interventions
Quebec City, November 5, 2020 - On Wednesday, the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) consultations on the proposed fossil gas liquefaction plant in the Saguenay region concluded, having witnessed historic public participation. It was historic because of the incredible quantity and quality of the documents filed by the public, because of the diversity of...
Communiqué - 5 November 2020 - Tag : GNL, Public interventions
  MONTREAL, October 22, 2020 – The Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) unveiled today its Plan d’agriculture durable (PAD - Sustainable Agriculture Plan), the beginning of a necessary shift toward more environmentally and socially sustainable agricultural practices, which will enhance our collective resilience.
Communiqué - 22 October 2020 - Tag : Ecological agriculture, Public interventions
Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy. Ministers Seamus O’Regan and Navdeep Bains last week announced a $20 million grant to Terrestrial Energy in Ontario to...
Communiqué - 20 October 2020 - Tag : Clean energy, Public interventions
Montreal, November 4, 2019 – In a brief submitted as part of the Quebec government’s public consultations on its Electrification and Climate Change Plan (ECCP), Équiterre outlined 27 recommendations for addressing the climate crisis.
Communiqué - 4 November 2019 - Tag : Climate change, Public interventions
A LEG UP FOR TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENTALISTS Équiterre and the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins are proud to present the 11th Laure Waridel Bursary intended for MA or PhD students. Created in 2008, this bursary valued at $10,000 serves to encourage the dissemination of research in Équiterre's main areas of activity and recognize the exceptional contribution of Laure...
Actualité - 14 November 2018 - Tag : Laure Waridel bursary, Public interventions