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Press room

Our press room is for journalists and other media professionals, featuring our latest press releases, profiles of our spokespeople and visual content to supplement your reporting and articles.

For media inquiries, please contact our Media Relations manager.

Équiterre is active in a number of areas relating to the climate crisis and the environment. The organization also weighs in on key issues in which it holds expertise, including sustainable food and agriculture, energy, fossil fuels, reduction at source and sustainable mobility.

Media Room Contact

Mathilde Condrain-Morel

Équiterre Media Relations 

(514) 605-2000

mcondrainmorel@equiterre.org

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Main Spokespersons

Colleen Thorpe

Executive Director

Since joining Équiterre in 2008, Colleen has specialized in corporate social responsibility and responsible consumption. She held the key post of Director of Programs and Services before being named Executive Director in 2019. Multilingual, she has degrees in environmental management and journalism, and has worked for such media outlets as Global, CFCF Television and CBC.

Expertise et pet issues

  • Sustainable agricultural and food systems
  • Reduction at source and consumption
  • Waste management
  • Social, climate and environmental justice

Marc-André Viau

Director, Government Relations

After several years in key political roles at both the federal and municipal level, and after helming numerous election campaigns, Marc-André joined Équiterre in 2019 as Director of Government Relations. With a rigorous approach built on dialogue and transparency, Marc-André leads Équiterre’s Collective Choices team in such a way as to exert maximum influence on our governments and to accelerate change.

Expertise et pet issues

  • Governance
  • Legislative/regulatory political issues

Twitter: @maviau

Expert spokespersons

Andréanne Brazeau

Mobility analyst

Committed to the fight against the climate crisis since the beginning of her career, Andréanne joined Équiterre in 2020. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and a graduate degree in Environmental Management, Andréanne had the opportunity to nourish her passion for political advocacy by participating in numerous COP conferences.

Expertise and pet issues: Reduction in the number and size of the vehicles on our roads (issues relating to light-duty trucks), freight transportation and heavy transportation, active transportation, international climate talks, social and climate justice, youth mobilization

Twitter: @andreannebraz


Émile Boisseau-Bouvier

Climate Policy Analyst

Émile joined Équiterre in 2020 to fulfill his commitment to a future built on justice and moderation. Before arriving here he honed his expertise in economic analysis, communication and government relations at Environment and Climate Change Canada and Hydro-Québec. Émile holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with specialization in Economics and Sustainable Development.

Expertise and pet issues: energy transition and efficiency, issues surrounding the fossil fuel industry, a just transition, climate plans and targets, adaptation to the climate crisis.

Twitter: @emileboisseau




Nadine Bachand

Senior Analyst, Agriculture and Food

Having studied applied ecology and completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Nadine has spent the past 25 years developing concrete solutions to enable citizens, organizations and public policy makers to help fashion a greener, more caring society. After joining Équiterre in 2003, she developed in-depth knowledge of agricultural issues and of the challenges of implementing socio-environmental practices. She is also an author and a yoga/meditation instructor.

Expertise and pet issues: Soil health, regenerative agriculture

Twitter: @nadine_bachand





Amélie Côté

Reduction at Source

Cofounder of the Coopérative zéro déchet Incita, Amélie has worked in the waste management field for over 10 years. Active in associations as well as civic and environmental groups, she has developed a solid body of knowledge on reduction at source, management of recyclable and compostable materials, and the various related political and environmental issues. Amélie holds a Bachelor degree in Public Management with specialization in municipal administration and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies.

Expertise and pet issues: right to repair, waste management

Twitter: @meliecote