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TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline: Crossing Quebec while bypassing provincial laws?

Montréal, February 18, 2016 – This morning, the Quebec Environmental Law Centre, Équiterre, the Coule pas chez nous foundation and Nature Québec filed a motion with the Superior Court in Montréal for a declaratory judgment against TransCanada ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 18/04/2016 - 13:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Three leading Canadian environmental groups join forces to ensure a strong climate strategy for Canada

Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2016 – Environmental Defence, Équiterre and the Pembina Institute announced a new partnership to secure a new, ambitious climate strategy for Canada. The agreement was signed during a public event on Parliament Hill in O ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 15/04/2016 - 11:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report shows Energy East pipeline would threaten drinking water of over five million Canadians, majority in Quebec

April 6, 2016 (Montréal) – Just two days after TransCanada’s Keystone system spilled yet again, a detailed analysis of the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline route shows that across Canada the Energy East project could lead to ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 06/04/2016 - 13:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre reacts to budget 2016 : a step in the right direction

Ottawa, March 22nd, 2016 - Équiterre is satisfied with the first budget of the Trudeau government, tabled today by Minister Bill Morneau. Équiterre estimates that over $4 billion will be invested in 2016-17 in public transit, combatting climate chan ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/03/2016 - 07:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The True Cost of Oil Exhibit by photographer Garth Lenz. An unprecedented look on the oil sands disaster

Montreal, February 25, 2016 - From February 27 to March 18, the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) and Équiterre are presenting The True Cost of Oil exhibit by international artist Garth Lenz. This unique exhibit is a comparative study ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 25/02/2016 - 11:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ahead of First White House Visit, Environmental Groups Call on PM Trudeau to Adopt Harmonized Climate Test

It’s impossible to meet Canada’s Paris climate commitment using ‘business as usual’ evaluation February 23, 2016, Ottawa - Ahead of Prime Minister Trudeau’s first White House visit to discuss climate policy w ...

Communiqué - Éloise Longval-Labbé - 23/02/2016 - 11:59 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Institutional food that tastes better: fruits and vegetables on the menu of health facilities!

Montreal, February 1rst, 2016 – Équiterre, the Pointe-de-l’Île School Board and the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de Montréal are unveiling the results of the project Consommer localement, c’est goûter les saveurs d’ic ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/02/2016 - 19:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Minister Jim Carr announces new assessment requirements for pipelines. Équiterre applauds the addition of a “climate test” to the assessment of projects such as the Energy East pipeline and supports the National Energy Board’s diminished role

Montreal, January 27, 2016 - Équiterre congratulates the Trudeau government for today announcing five additional requirements to the environmental assessment of projects presented to Canada’s National Energy Board. The organization applau ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 27/01/2016 - 18:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Rejecting the Energy East project: Équiterre applauds CMM’s decision

  Montreal, January 21, 2016 — Équiterre is saluting the courageous decision made by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) to categorically reject the Energy East project proposed by TransCanada. The reasons CMM provided for ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/01/2016 - 12:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Climate leadership of provinces recognized in Paris

December 7, 2015 PARIS — Tonight, climate action in five provinces will be recognized in Paris by three major environmental groups: Équiterre, Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute. Over the past 10 years, provinces have ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 07/12/2015 - 12:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and WWF use art to illustrate the urgency to take action against climate change

Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 2015 – To illustrate the impacts of climate disruption on our environment, Équiterre and WWF-Canada present: Polar Bears on Thin Ice. A few days before the opening of the 21st UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 24/11/2015 - 12:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Climate change: Equiterre salutes major shift announced by Alberta government

  Edmonton, Sunday, November 22, 2015 – In the days leading up to the Paris Conference and the first meeting of provincial and territorial leaders in Ottawa to discuss climate change, Equiterre would like to congratulate Alberta Premi ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 22/11/2015 - 17:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation applaud Quebec’s decision to regulate the use of the most hazardous pesticides

Montreal, November 22, 2015 – Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation welcome the Quebec government’s decision to regulate the use of the most hazardous pesticides, including atrazine and neonicotinoids. The Minister of Sustainable Dev ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 22/11/2015 - 11:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Changing the Menu: hundreds of experts are mobilizing for the first-ever Canadian conference on school food

Montreal, November 13, 2015 -  More than 400 experts from across Canada and abroad are in Montreal today for Changing the Menu. Experts in areas as diverse as health, education, agriculture, food service, recreation, policy and research&nbs ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 17/11/2015 - 12:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New analysis shows public opposition constraining tar sands growth, benefiting our climate

Washington/Toronto/Montreal, Tuesday October 27, 2015 - A new analysis released today shows that pipelines exporting tar sands oil out of Alberta are nearly 89 per cent full. The analysis released by Oil Change International, in collaboration wi ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 27/10/2015 - 15:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canadian Roundtable on the Green Economy – Québec City 2015

Decision-makers from the Business, Non-profit and Environmental Sectors to Come Together to Accelerate the Shift towards a Green Economy in Canada Montreal, March 19th, 2015 – On the day before the Quebec climate summit, to be attended by ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 27/10/2015 - 08:20 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Major environmental groups praise initiative from premiers at climate summit but press for urgent action on tar sands so efforts not undermined

14 April 2015 (Quebec City) - Environmental groups from across Canada are pleased to see some of Canada's provincial premiers working together to tackle the critical issue of climate change and that the provinces recognize the importance of moving t ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 27/10/2015 - 08:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New study of Equiterre and Environmental Defence compares party positions on climate, tar sands and clean energy

Toronto/Montreal, October 1, 2015 – Today two of Canada’s largest environmental groups released a summary of the five major federal parties’ positions on environmental issues, including climate change and the upcoming Paris climate sum ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 01/10/2015 - 11:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental leaders and allies in Saint John call for the rejection of the Energy East pipeline

Saint John, NB, September 16, 2015 – Today the heads of Canada’s leading environmental groups stood alongside First Nations and local fishers on Mispec Beach, New Brunswick, near the Bay of Fundy to call for the rejection of the Energy E ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 22/09/2015 - 05:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre calls on Quebec to ban the most hazardous pesticide used in the province

Montreal, September 11, 2015 – Équiterre launched a petition today calling on the government of Quebec to ban the sale and use of atrazine, a synthetic herbicide that is among the most widely used pesticides in Quebec and which has a ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 11/09/2015 - 13:28 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec’s third largest city rejects TransCanada’s Energy East project. Équiterre applauds decision by Laval mayor Marc Demers

  Montreal, Thursday September 9th 2015 – Équiterre salutes the decision by Laval mayor Marc Demers to oppose the TransCanada’s Energy East project. The mayor invoked many reasons for the decision including the security of the p ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 10/09/2015 - 13:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Pipeline Enbridge 9B: Hydrostatic tests requested on ALL of Enbridge’s Line 9B, not just 3 segments

Montréal, 22th July 2015 – Équiterre and Les Citoyens au Courant , a group of citizens living along the route of pipeline Enbridge 9B are requesting hydrostatic tests on ALL of Line 9B, and not just on 3 segments of the pipeline a ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 22/07/2015 - 12:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Why is Quebec waiting to ban bee-killing pesticides?

36,000 Quebecers call on the quebec government to ban neonicotinoid pesticides now Montreal, June 17, 2015 – Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation today presented the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight again ...

Communiqué - Léa Bédard-Beaulieu - 17/06/2015 - 13:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

International neonicotinoid expert presents findings in Montreal Evidence is clear: Neonics cause grave harm, must be restricted

MONTREAL, May 29, 2015 — Neonicotinoid pesticides harm a large number of non-target organisms including bees and other pollinators, according to a comprehensive review of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed reports conducted by the international Tas ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 01/06/2015 - 10:26 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Pipeline Enbridge 9B: Citoyens au Courant and environmental groups ask the NEB to justify its position concerning hydrostatic testing

Montreal, May 27 2015 – Citoyens au Courant, Equiterre, l’Association Québécoise de Lutte Contre la Pollution Atmosphérique (AQLPA), Environnement Jeunesse (ENJEU), Climate Justice Montréal, Nature Québec, Sierra Club Québec and Environm ...

Communiqué - Léa Bédard-Beaulieu - 27/05/2015 - 11:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups Ask National Energy Board to Close Energy East Pipeline File

Toronto, May 13, 2015 – More than sixty groups across Canada are asking the National Energy Board (NEB) to close TransCanada’s Energy East application and keep it closed until the broken federal regulatory process is fixed. Groups, inclu ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 13/05/2015 - 14:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Provincial Energy-Climate Agreement Cannot Trade Climate for Tar Sands Pipelines Say Environmental Groups

March 26, 2015, Toronto - Environmental Groups across Canada today responded to a new pan-provincial energy agreement cautioning that no climate progress can be made if tar sands pipelines are approved. "A pan-provincial climate deal that g ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 26/03/2015 - 15:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

97 per cent support Ontario’s plan to restrict bee-killing pesticides

CLOSE TO 50,000 COMMENTS SUBMITTED DURING PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS TORONTO, March 5, 2015 – Ontario’s proposal to restrict bee-killing pesticides received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. Close to 50,000 comment ...

Communiqué - Samuel Fortin P... - 05/03/2015 - 15:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Climate Action Network Canada calls on Canada to respond to United Nations Environment Programme Emissions Gap Report

Ottawa, November 19, 2014 - The United Nation’s Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Fifth Emissions Gap report, released today, shows there is an urgent need for governments to ramp up their 2020 commitments to cut greenhouse gases if th ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 19/11/2014 - 13:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), environmental groups have renewed t ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 25/06/2014 - 14:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments