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L'engagement de la ministre de l'environnement à considérer les changements à la loi sur les substances toxiques au Canada est un pas dans la bonne direction

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ÉQUITERRE, AND THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environment minister’s commitment to consider changes to Canada’s toxics law is on the right track ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 11/10/2017 - 12:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory! TransCanada announces the end of its Energy East project!

Montréal, October 5, 2017 – Équiterre celebrates TransCanada’s decision to put an end to its Energy East pipeline project. “Today is an exciting day for the climate and the tens of thousands of individuals who have f ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 05/10/2017 - 17:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The only 100% certified organic and local winter baskets!

I REly on Équiterre's family Farmers  for my winter baskets!   Montreal, October 4, 2017 – In collaboration with the Coopérative pour l’Agriculture de Proximité et Écologique [lo ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 04/10/2017 - 11:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on climate change mitigation and adaptation

Implementation of Canada’s climate plan is urgently needed   Ottawa, October 3 2017 - The Commissioner of the environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, released today her report on the federal governm ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 03/10/2017 - 12:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Become One of Quebec’s Most Connected Schools!

Montreal, September 21, 2017 - This fall, Quebec schools will have the opportunity to take part in the new My Charged Up School contest. The contest will enable primary and secondary schools to approach transportation electrification ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/09/2017 - 10:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Online Campaign Aims to Bring More Electric Cars to Canada

EVchoice.ca Urges Auto Industry to be Part of the Solution, Not Obstacle   OTTAWA September 12, 2017 — Even though Canadians are eager to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), they don’t have anywhere near the variet ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/09/2017 - 10:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

TRANSCANADA ANNOUNCEMENT: ENERGY EAST ON LIFE SUPPORT

Montréal, september 7th, 2017 - Équiterre is hopeful of Trans-Canada's announcement to temporarily suspend its application to evaluate the Énergie Est project at the National Energy Board. Faced with the opposition by more than 300 mu ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 07/09/2017 - 21:32 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre’s reaction to NEB announcement

Montreal, august 27th, 2017 - Équiterre is pleased to learn that the National Energy Board (NEB) will evaluate, for the first time in its history, upstream as well as downstream greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) emissions from the Energy Ea ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/08/2017 - 17:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report highlights TransCanada’s failures to say how the Energy East pipeline would cross major Canadian rivers

The report warns the National Energy Board panel reviewing Energy East that TransCanada’s project application is incomplete Montreal and Toronto, June 1, 2017 – As the new National Energy Board (NEB) panel reviewin ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/06/2017 - 10:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Report by Équiterre : Accelerating the transition to electric mobility in Canada - The case for a zero-emission vehicle mandate

  Toronto, May 29th 2017  - Équiterre released today at the Electric Mobility Conference in Toronto a new report showing the impact of a national zero-emission vehicle mandate in Canada. The report Accelerating the ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 29/05/2017 - 10:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report by Équiterre: Municipal and provincial policies are hindering the development of new shared mobility services

Montreal, May 18th 2017 – While federal, provincial and municipal governments are searching for ways to reduce air pollution and congestion in cities, tackle climate change and move people around more efficiently, a new report by ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 19/05/2017 - 15:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Implementing the polluter pays principle-moving forward on a pan-canadian carbon price

Ottawa May 18, 2017 - Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna introduced today a discussion paper outlining the federal option to carbon pricing in Canada. A pan-canadian carbon price, with a wide coverage of emission sources and i ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 18/05/2017 - 14:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Making science simple, climate change and food in the Arctic: The 9th Laure Waridel bursary goes to Marianne Falardeau Côté

  Making science simple, climate change and food in the Arctic: The 9th Laure Waridel bursary goes to Marianne Falardeau Côté   Montreal, April 28th 2017 - The 9th Laure Waridel bursary was awarded to Marianne ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 15/05/2017 - 10:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

14 leading organizations ask government to enact panel recommendations on freedom of speech for charities and income tax law reform

  14 leading organizations ask government to enact panel recommendations on freedom of speech for charities and income tax law reform Ottawa, May 4th 2017 – Today, 14 leading charities and non-profit organizations reacted ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 04/05/2017 - 16:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Health Canada’s glyphosate evaluation flawed, environmental groups charge

  Widespread use of world’s most extensively sold pesticide will continue in Canada, despite international concerns about health and ecological risks   Ottawa - April 28, 2017 — Health Canada has dismissed cre ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 28/04/2017 - 15:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Organic Baskets: Discover the enthusiasm of a new generation of family farmers!

Équiterre’s organic baskets: A sign that summer is right around the corner! This pioneering initiative continues to grow, driven by the enthusiasm of a new generation of family farmers    Montreal, April 10, ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 10/04/2017 - 11:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Health Canada decides not to ban atrazine, a harmful pesticide found in drinking water in Canada

Ottawa, march 31, 2017 - In a decision released today, Health Canada approved atrazine for continued use in Canada, and launched a new special review to assess environmental and health risks ignored in the first review. Environmental and ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 31/03/2017 - 16:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Budget 2017: New investments to move forward on the climate plan

  Ottawa, March 22nd, 2017 - Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled today in the House of Commons the federal budget. Équiterre analysed the details of the Liberal government’s second budget in light of the commitments made in the ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 22/03/2017 - 17:59 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups find atrazine in drinking water and urge the federal government to ban the use of this toxic pesticide

Toronto, March 14, 2017 - Drinking water testing, commissioned by Environmental Defence and Équiterre found levels of atrazine, a harmful pesticide linked to hormone disruption in humans, fish and frogs, in Montreal and Toronto’s public distri ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 21/03/2017 - 15:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal Court requires Canada to review 350+ pesticide products banned in Europe

Montreal, may 20, 2016 – The Federal Court issued a ruling yesterday that will force the Canadian government to conduct a special review of any pesticide that European countries have banned for health and environmental impacts, including more ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 14/03/2017 - 09:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel

*** Due to recent developments at approximately 12 p.m. ET today, this media release has been updated. *** House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel 11th-hour invitation to testify issued to ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 06/03/2017 - 17:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre salutes the Couillard Government's decision to support Anticosti's candidacy as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Montreal, January 25, 2017 - Équiterre salutes the Quebec Government decision to support the candidacy of the Anticosti Island as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. "We applaud the Quebec Government decision to support Anticosti's can ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 25/01/2017 - 18:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The spectre of Keystone XL: Will the Canadian government align its energy policy with the Trump administration ?

Ottawa, January 24th 2017 - President Donald Trump signed today two executive orders aimed at advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. As the spectre of those projects is revived, Équiterre wishes to remind the Canadian ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 24/01/2017 - 15:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre reacts to the nomination of new, temporary members to the National Energy Board

Montréal, 12 December 2016 – The nomination of three new board members will allow the National Energy Board (NEB) to relaunch its review of the Energy East pipeline project proposed by TransCanada. Équiterre is of the opinion that t ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/12/2016 - 18:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change: the beginning of a new era of collaboration in the fight against climate change in Canada

Ottawa, december 9th 2016 – Canada’s premiers and the prime minister concluded today a historical agreement on climate change. The governments jointly released the pan-canadian framework on clean growth and climate change. ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/12/2016 - 12:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canadians support government action to spur clean energy: poll

If governments did more to fight global warming, the benefits would include cleaner air, improved public health and innovation, respondents say in a national survey.   Montréal, december 5th 2016 - A strong majority of Canadi ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 05/12/2016 - 12:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre condemns the Trudeau government’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan expansion project and Enbridge Line 3 expansion

Ottawa, November 29th 2016 . Following a Cabinet meeting this morning, the Government of Canada made two deplorable decisions regarding proposed pipeline projects in Canada, seriously undermining Canada's ability to reach its Paris Agreeme ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/12/2016 - 15:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre welcomes the development of a national clean fuel standard. Negotiations with provinces shouldn't water down the effectiveness of this legislation

Ottawa, November 25th 2016 . Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna announced today the beginning of a consultation process to develop a clean fuel standard in Canada. A clean fuel standard is a regulatory requirement to reduce the ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 25/11/2016 - 15:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and David Suzuki Foundation applaud federal action to phase out neonicotinoid pesticide but criticize timeline

Ottawa — Yesterday Health Canada announced a proposal to phase out imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide widely used in agriculture in Canada, within three to five years. The proposal is based on new findings that imidacloprid pos ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 24/11/2016 - 15:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre welcomes the elimination of coal power from electricity production in Canada by 2030

Montreal/Ottawa, Monday, November 21st 2016 - Équiterre welcomed the announcement by the Trudeau government today which will see coal power being eliminated from electricity production by 2030. This announcement was made preparation for t ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/11/2016 - 14:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments