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A first in Quebec : Fundraising campaigns offering local, organic vegetables in schools!

Montreal, November 17, 2016 – Two Montreal schools have chosen to innovate this year by launching a new type of fundraising activity for their projects. Thanks to the project Schools Take Root: For Healthy, Local and Susta ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 17/11/2016 - 12:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New study shows Canadian fossil fuel subsidies drastically undermine carbon pricing

  Ottawa, ON – Today , four prominent Canadian environmental groups released a study that shows how billions of taxpayer dollars in federal and provincial subsidies for oil and gas companies greatly undermine climate action ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 15/11/2016 - 09:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre's reaction to Trudeau government’s coastal protection announcement

Happy to see Trudeau government cares about our coast Marine mammal protection plans must be in place before any pipeline projects are approved   Ottawa, November 7th 2016 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Transport Mini ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 07/11/2016 - 18:50 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre celebrates the entry into force of Paris Agreement

Montreal, November 4th, 2016 - Équiterre celebrates today the official coming into force of the Paris climate agreement and reveals its policy recommendations for its implementation in Canada. There are currently 94 countries representing ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 04/11/2016 - 07:26 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Diverse coalition to ERRE: make Canada’s electoral system truly fair and democratic

OTTAWA, October 24, 2016 - There’s overwhelming support for proportional representation and now is the time to get on with designing a proportional voting system suited to Canada, says a diverse coalition representing the country’s leadi ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 24/10/2016 - 11:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance salute new electricity deal between Quebec and Ontario

Toronto/Montreal, October 21st 2016 - Environmental groups Équiterre and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) have saluted today the agreement signed at the end of the joint Quebec/Ontario Cabinet meeting by which Ontario will purchase 2 ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/10/2016 - 13:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Healthy, Local and Sustainable School Food Initiatives are Gaining Momentum!

Montreal, September 30, 2016 – Over 100 participants gathered this week for the unveiling of the initial results of a school food mapping exercise for the Island of Montreal. The results were presented at a networking event in M ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 06/10/2016 - 17:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Let’s celebrate a historical moment today: The Paris Agreement comes into force!

Ottawa, October 5th, 2016 - The threshold required for the coming into force of the Paris climate agreement was reached today, with more than 55 countries representing over 55% of global emissions having ratified the agreement. In additio ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 05/10/2016 - 18:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ratification of the Paris Agreement: Prime Minister Trudeau announces carbon pricing system

Montreal, October 3, 2016 - Équiterre welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau’s speech today favouring ratification of the Paris Agreement, during which he announced the basis of a mechanism to put a price on GHG emissions across Canada. Th ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 03/10/2016 - 12:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Now or never: Environment ministers must show more ambition in the fight against climate change

Montréal, October 2, 2016 – This Monday, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is meeting in Montréal to discuss the pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change. Following the Vancouver Declaration ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 02/10/2016 - 08:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

To your good health! Équiterre is celebrating 20 years of family farmer organic baskets

Montréal, March 30, 2016 – Today, Équiterre is launching the 20th season of the organic baskets of its family farmers network. Équiterre’s family farmers have been contributing to the good health of Quebeckers since 19 ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 29/09/2016 - 14:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada needs a race to the front on climate action

Leading Canadian environmental organizations release Canada-wide report on climate progress in advance of environment ministers meeting   Ottawa, September 29th 2016 — There are some examples of strong climate policy across Canada ...

Communiqué - Léa Bédard-Beaulieu - 29/09/2016 - 12:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre's reaction to National Energy Board (NEB) recusals by Panel Members

The Trudeau Government cannot trust this broken process   Montreal, September 9th 2016 - Équiterre reacted to the announcement by the NEB of the recusal of the two Panel Members who had a secret meeting with Premier Jean Charest in 2015, by ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 09/09/2016 - 17:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

More than 50 groups urge Trudeau to stop pipeline reviews and overhaul NEB

Ottawa, ON – More than 50 groups from across Canada have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Carr urging the federal government to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) before, not after, it decides ho ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 08/09/2016 - 11:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The federal government asks the NEB to put it’s house in order

Montreal, September 1, 2016 - Équiterre reacted to the statement made by the Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, concerning the alleged lack of transparency and impartiality of the National Energy Board regarding the case of the Energy East hea ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/09/2016 - 21:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups urge Prime Minister to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Civil society groups urge Prime Minister Trudeau to work with G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 Toronto, ON – Canada’s Prime Minister has a golden opportunity to show international leadership by committing to a phase o ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/09/2016 - 13:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Report Shows Energy East Pipeline A Massive Threat to Atlantic Canada and U.S. Marine Resources

Canadian Groups Call on Federal Government to Reject Pipelines, As New U.S.-Led Campaign Calls for National Tar Sands Dilbit Tanker Ban July 26, 2016, Saint John — A new report released today by the US - based Natural Resources Defe ...

Communiqué - Samuel Fortin P... - 11/08/2016 - 16:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and CRH Canada join forces to promote sustainable buildings in Québec

  Montreal, June 30, 2016 – Équiterre, a non-profit organization promoting ecological and equitable choices, is pleased to announce its collaboration with CRH Canada Group Inc. (CRH Canada), a leading building materials manufacturer a ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 30/06/2016 - 10:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

3 Amigos Summit: Equiterre welcomes clean electricity and climate commitments but North America must stop investments in fossil fuel infrastructure

Ottawa, June 29th 2016 - Prime Minister Trudeau hosted today U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for the 2016 North American Leaders Summit and climate change was one of the main agenda item. The three countries ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 29/06/2016 - 16:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

3 Amigos Summit: Equiterre welcomes clean electricity and climate commitments but North America must stop investments in fossil fuel infrastructure

  Ottawa, June 29th 2016 - Prime Minister Trudeau hosted today U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for the 2016 North American Leaders Summit and climate change was one of the main agenda item. The three ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 29/06/2016 - 15:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre welcomes the start of a comprehensive review of the federal environmental assessment regime

Ottawa, 20 juin 2016 - Équiterre is glad to finally see the beginning of this much-needed review of key federal environmental assessment processes under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board, the Fisheries Act and the ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 20/06/2016 - 15:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The National Energy Board launches Energy East hearings while more than 800 questions are still unanswered

Montreal, June 16th 2016 - Équiterre denounced today the begining of the hearings of the National Energy Board (NEB) on TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project while more than 800 questions are still unanswered, including how the pipeline will cr ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 16/06/2016 - 17:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre welcomes Ontario’s new climate change plan but the province needs to be more ambitious when it comes to the electrification of its transportation system

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 ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 08/06/2016 - 14:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada’s Auditor General report shows federal government’s appalling failure to protect Canadians from toxic chemicals in consumer products

Ottawa, May 31, 2016 - A report released today by Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General, reveals Health Canada is failing to protect Canadians from exposure to toxic chemicals in ev ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 31/05/2016 - 16:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How will we meet the Paris Accord? You can help!

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 ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 24/05/2016 - 10:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

NEB approval of Trans-Mountain pipeline: "A big step in the wrong direction" says Équiterre

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". The T ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 19/05/2016 - 17:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre welcomes ambitious Ontario climate plan

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 pa ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 17/05/2016 - 17:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Executive Directors at Environmental Groups Release Statement on Fort McMurray Fire

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. Thi ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 06/05/2016 - 11:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups Say Trudeau Losing Credibility on Pipeline Process

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 b ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 03/05/2016 - 14:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory for applicant organizations - Transcanada does an about face and submits its project to quebec’s legislation

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  ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/04/2016 - 08:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments