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Report - Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Report -  Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change   Ottawa, November 22, 2018 -&n ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 22/11/2018 - 07:20 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada

Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps  OTTAWA — ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 20/11/2018 - 16:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science - Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review

Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review Montreal, November 9, 2018 ─ Health and environmental safety groups have conducte ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 09/11/2018 - 20:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Steven Guilbeault leaving Équiterre

Executive Director, Sidney Ribaux, becomes the environmental organization’s official spokesperson, announces a reorganization of upper management   Montreal, October 12, 201 8 – It is with feelings of nostalgia tha ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/10/2018 - 10:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Local organic food makes its debut at CHU Sainte-Justine : Eating healthy food and supporting Quebec’s family farmers

Local organic food makes its debut at CHU Sainte-Justine Eating healthy food and supporting Quebec’s family farmers   Montreal, October 4, 2018 – In collaboration with Équiterre, the CHU Sai ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 05/10/2018 - 11:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Kinder Morgan: Ruling in favour of First Nations confirms that the federal government and the NEB did not fulfill their obligations

  Kinder Morgan: Ruling in favour of First Nations confirms that the federal government and the NEB did not fulfill their obligations Montreal, August 30, 2018 – Respecting the rights of First Natio ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 30/08/2018 - 16:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report exposes federal government failure to ensure pipeline safety

  World class safety” regimes and “state-of-the-art” technology for oil pipelines? The facts are telling another story.   Montreal, June 14, 2018 – There were more pipeline incidents in Canada ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/08/2018 - 09:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada proposes ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides

Environmental groups say immediate action needed -  ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE and DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION Ottawa, August 15, 2018 —   Canada’s proposed decision to ban two major neonicotino ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 15/08/2018 - 18:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Automobile and Light Truck GHG Emissions Control: U.S. Administration moving backwards, Canada must act independently

  Équiterre’s response to the regulatory revision of U.S. GHG emission standards for passenger vehicles   Ottawa, August 2nd, 2018 - Équiterre laments the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent prop ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 02/08/2018 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Farm to School Grants Delivered to Quebec Schools: Empowering Youth to Make Healthy Food Choices

Montreal, June 21, 2018 – Équiterre, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are pleased to announce that ten Québec schools have been chosen to receive Farm to School Canada grants of up to $10,000 each, ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 21/06/2018 - 13:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

G7 SUMMIT ENDS UP BEING A G6 ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN PROTECTION

Canada succeeds in maintaining international commitment to fight climate change Quebec City, June 9, 2018 – Équiterre welcomed today’s final communiqué in conclusion of the G7 in Charlevoix. The Government of Canada and the other ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 15/06/2018 - 11:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Poll : Canadians Want to End Public Subsidies for Oil and Gas Companies

NEW POLL: CANADIANS WANT TO END PUBLIC SUBSIDIES FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES A large majority of Canadians are opposed to public money being used to support oil and gas companies and want to see fossil fuel subsidies phased out Broad national supp ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 04/06/2018 - 08:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Another inadequate decision on neonics pesticides in Canada

Another inadequate decision on neonics pesticides in Canada Pollinators remain at risk Ottawa (ON), May 31, 2018 - Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation disagree with the federal pesticide regulator’s conclusion, announced ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 31/05/2018 - 14:44 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Obsolescence: Unveiling of the first Canadian study on the premature replacement of objects

To better understand consumer behaviour and take action to curb the premature replacement of household appliances and electronics   Montreal, May 24, 2018 - Équiterre today unveiled the findings of the first Canada-wid ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 30/05/2018 - 15:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ottawa gives in to Kinder Morgan’s blackmail: Trudeau government ready to indemnify Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain project – A bad investment for taxpayers and the climate

Trudeau government ready to indemnify Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain project – A bad investment for taxpayers and the climate Montreal, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Équiterre condemns today’s announcement by Federa ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 16/05/2018 - 15:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Joint Release: The European Union bans all outdoor uses of bee-harming neonic pesticides

  CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ÉQUITERRE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Joint Release Canada must act immediately to end the use of neon ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 27/04/2018 - 13:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada leads with regulations to limit methane from oil and gas facilities, but test will be how they address provincial regulations

CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE, CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK CANADA, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND, ÉQUITERRE, AND THE PEMBINA INSTITUTE   For immediate release: April 26, 2018 With these fe ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 27/04/2018 - 12:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

40 Groups in Quebec from the Energy East Fight Tell Justin Trudeau: Do Not Turn the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Into Your Political Legacy

40 GROUPS IN QUEBEC FROM THE ENERGY EAST FIGHT TELL JUSTIN TRUDEAU: DO NOT TURN THE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE INTO YOUR POLITICAL LEGACY   Montreal, April 12th, 2018 - Today, 40 groups and organizations in Quebec sent a letter to Prime Minis ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 13/04/2018 - 15:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Regulation of GHG emissions from passenger vehicles: Canada must maintain its ambition

Équiterre reacts to the U.S. EPA announcement of the mid-term review of the GHG emissions standards for passenger vehicles Ottawa, April 3rd 2018 - U.S. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that the current GHG stan ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 03/04/2018 - 16:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

UNPUBLISHED REPORT: QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT PAYS OUT $300 MILLION PER YEAR IN HYDROCARBON SUBSIDIES

The Government needs to review and eliminate all these subsidies by 2025   Montréal, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – On the eve of the provincial budget announcement, Équiterre and the International Institute for Sust ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/03/2018 - 09:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Organic baskets from Équiterre's family farmers: an healthy and affordable solution for avoiding pesticides

  Montreal, March 20, 2018 – With all the recent media reports on the ineffectiveness of several pesticides, their harmful effect on human health and the environment, the lack of ethics and transparency in pesticide research and ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 20/03/2018 - 11:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else

Ottawa, march 9, 2018 – The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leader ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 09/03/2018 - 10:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

20 schools and child care services adopt an innovative fundraising approach : Over 1,500 local and organic baskets sold to fund projects

Montreal, December 12, 2017 -  Twenty schools and child care services in Montreal and Montérégie took part in the innovative Schools Take Root project last fall, selling local, organic vegetables to raise funds for their activities. ...

Communiqué - Geneviève Chatelain - 08/03/2018 - 11:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

2018 Federal Budget: An Important Advancement for Restoring Charities’ Freedom of Expression in Canada

Amnesty international Canada, Amnistie internationale Canada francophone, Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ), Broadbent Institute, Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement — CQDE, Conseil canadien pour la coopération i ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 28/02/2018 - 16:25 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

DECLARATION: Canada must heed conclusions of new global study and ban bee-killing neonics

Latest science proves controversial insecticides aren’t needed, affordable alternatives exist Joint statement of the David Suzuki Foundation and Équiterre on new research findings by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 26/02/2018 - 07:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal draft bill on carbon pricing implementation: Équiterre calls on Ottawa to meet its deadlines and clean up the tax system

  Ottawa, January 15, 2018 – Earlier today, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released a draft bill that will eventually see the federal mechanism on carbon pricing implemented at the national level. The price per tonne ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 15/01/2018 - 17:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre Applauds Regulations on Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV)

Montreal, December 18, 2017 –  Équiterre welcomes the announcement made today by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Isabelle Melançon, on the adoption of the ZEV standard. ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 18/12/2017 - 14:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada and Great Britain head up vast coalition to phase out coal-fired electricity

Canada and Great Britain head up vast coalition to phase out coal-fired electricity Bonn, Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Équiterre welcomes the joint initiative by Canada and Great Britain to lead a coalition to phase ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 16/11/2017 - 13:33 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

COP23 Gets Underway in Bonn: Follow Équiterre at this “Ambitious” COP

Montreal, November 6, 2017 – With over 20,000 participants from more than 180 countries converging on Bonn today for the kickoff of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Équiterre would like to stress the urgenc ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 07/11/2017 - 11:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec’s commitment to combating climate change: a strong signal, says Équiterre

Montreal, October 18, 2017 – Équiterre applauds the commitment by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to the fight against climate change. Today the CDPQ announced a series of measures aimed at expanding its investment ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 18/10/2017 - 14:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments