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Transporting and processing tar sands crudes will have minimum benefits for Quebec

Montreal, June 2, 2014 - The Goodman Group, Ltd., a consulting firm specializing in energy economics, in collaboration with Greenpeace and Équiterre, has released a report that demolishes the oil industry's claims regarding economic benefits for ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 02/06/2014 - 14:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre’s Family Farmers want to adopt you!

New campaign – Sign up for an organic basket this summer   MONTREAL, QUEBEC, April 16, 2014 — Introducing “Équiterre’s Family Farmers want to adopt you!” a fun and original new campaign encouraging all Montreal r ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 22/04/2014 - 10:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups force Ottawa to review approval of hundreds of pesticide products

Groups had to sue the Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe Montreal, Feb. 5, 2014 — Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingr ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 05/02/2014 - 12:02 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The ENHARMONIE network teams up with Equiterre to study ways to purchase more local food for its kitchens

Montreal, November 14, 2013 – The ENHARMONIE network, which manages 10 residences with services for seniors on the island of Montreal, has teamed up with Equiterre to study opportunities to increase the amount of Quebec produce that is purchas ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 19/11/2013 - 12:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Oilsands boom brings economic risks: new report

Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion. Calgary/Montreal/Ottawa, November 13, 2013 – The rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional dis ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 13/11/2013 - 11:28 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Enbridge's Ligne 9 B: International experts raise serious safety and economic concerns

Toronto's FInch subway station: where things could go wrong Toronto, October 18, 2013 – International independent experts have raised serious doubts about the safety and economic benefits of the Line 9B reversal. Their reports have been ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 21/10/2013 - 15:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

National survey shows institutions are buying into local foods

Montreal, October 10, 2013 - According to a new report being released today, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for mor ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 10/10/2013 - 10:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Enbridge pipeline: municipalities join forces with citizens’ and environmental groups to express concern

Montreal, October 1, 2013 – In anticipation of the National Energy Board hearing next week in Montreal on Enbridge’s proposed Line 9B reversal and Line 9 capacity expansion project, municipalities are joining forces with citizens’ and ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 01/10/2013 - 13:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

IPCC 5th Assessment Report: Accelerating impacts of climate change

Montreal, September 27th 2013 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released today the first of 3 reports from of it's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) . This report reflects advances in science that point to increased levels of certain ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 30/09/2013 - 17:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups demand Health Minister Rona Ambrose take action on bee-killing pesticide

Montreal, September 24, 2013 — Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada’s decision to reapprove a pesticide — severely restricted in Europe — for use on fruits, potatoes and turf, ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 24/09/2013 - 12:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre and DSF sue Ottawa over use of pesticides linked to cancer and water contamination

Government of Canada’s refusal to review pesticides already banned in Europe is unlawful, groups say   Montreal, QC, August 27, 2013 — Environmental groups are suing the Government of Canada for its refusal to protect Canadia ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 27/08/2013 - 06:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Pipeline safety expert finds "high risk of Line 9 rupture" if National Energy Board approves Enbridge’s reversal plan

 Coalition of environmental groups call for rejection of Line 9 reversal proposal Montreal/Toronto - August 9th 2013 – Evidence submitted this week to the National Energy Board (NEB) regarding Enbridge’s application to reverse its L ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 09/08/2013 - 14:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre reacts to announcement concerning size of oil spill in Lac-Mégantic

5.7 million litres: a disaster beyond our worst fears Montreal, July 23, 2013 - Late yesterday, Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks issued a press release announcing that the total amount of oil spilled dur ...

Communiqué - Diane Croteau - 23/07/2013 - 14:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canadian civil society responds to Rio+20 final text, highlight lack of ambition and call out Canada as major obstructor at Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  – Canadian civil society groups issued joint statements in reaction to the approval by Canada and other nations of the text of the Rio+20 talks in Brazil. Despite three days of remaining negotiations, nations are al ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 10/07/2013 - 13:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre denounces “gifts” from Enbridge to Quebec municipalities

Montreal, February 14, 2013 – Equiterre is deeply concerned by news, revealed by Quebec-based financial channel Canal Argent yesterday, that the Alberta pipeline company Enbridge has made a series of “gifts” to Quebec municipalitie ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 10/07/2013 - 12:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

“Gifts” from Alberta company Enbridge to Quebec municipalities

Montreal, February 13, 2013 – Canal Argent revealed today on its website that the Alberta pipeline company Enbridge has made “gifts” to Quebec municipalities along the Line 9 pipeline, for which Enbridge has asked permission to rev ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 10/07/2013 - 12:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

50 000 Citizens Walk For A World Free of Fossil Fuels

Montreal, April 21th, 2013 - More than 50 000 citizens gathered today in Downtown Montreal to signify their opposition to the pipeline projects that would bring, for the first time, tars sands oil to Quebec. The Walk for Earth focused on these theme ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 23/04/2013 - 09:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Polar Bear on Thin Ice exhibition launches at the Place des Festivals

Montreal, April 4, 2013 – Today, Polar Bear on Thin Ice, a new exhibit, launched at the Place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. Artist Armand Vaillancourt was on hand to document the event with a live painting session. The ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 08/04/2013 - 16:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Large coalition of Canadian and US environmental groups calls for more information on Enbridge’s Line 9B Reversal Project

Montreal, March 26, 2013 - Environmental groups in the United States, Ontario and Quebec have criticised the limited mandate of the National Energy Board (NEB) and the lack of transparency from Enbridge regarding the energy giant’s proposed re ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 26/03/2013 - 11:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre honoured as one of this year’s Tides Top 10

Montréal, March 7th 2013 – Annually since 2003, Tides Canada has acknowledged ten of the nation’s most innovative and forward-thinking projects and organizations, demonstrating outstanding leadership, vision and impact in addressing pres ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 10/03/2013 - 19:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre invites the public to question the National Energy Board (NEB) regarding Enbridge’s Line 9B Reversal Project

Montreal, February 21, 2013 – The National Energy Board (NEB) will be holding a public information session this evening at the Royal Versailles Hotel in Montreal regarding Enbridge’s proposed reversal of its 9B pipeline, which runs betwe ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 21/02/2013 - 16:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre’s year in review: 2012

Equiterre’s year in review: 2012 Quebec moving forward, Canada lagging behind the rest of the world   Montreal, December 21, 2012 – Overall, in 2012, several environmental issues evolved favourably in Quebec while Ottawa ampu ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 21/12/2012 - 16:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Carbon market: Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation salute decision by Québec government.

Montréal, Friday, December 14, 2012 – Following the announcement that the Québec Cabinet has adopted the Regulation for the implementation of the cap-and-trade system for the reduction of greenhouse gas emission emissions, Équiterre and the Da ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 14/12/2012 - 17:28 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Enbridge officially announces the arrival of the “Dirtiest Oil on the Planet” in Quebec on its way to export

Groups such as Environmental Defense, Équiterre and Greenpeace are asking the National Energy Board (NEB) to investigate Enbridge’s long-term plans to pipe tar sands across Ontario and Quebec for export MONTREAL, November 30 ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 10/12/2012 - 12:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada ranked as worst performer in the developed world on climate change

Canada trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2013 climate change performance index December 3, 2012 (Doha, Qatar) Canada fell to 58th place out of 61 countries analyzed for their policies and action on climate change this year, tr ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 05/12/2012 - 17:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Budget 2012 : A sad day for the environment

Ottawa, March 29th 2012 - The budget 2012 presented today by the federal Government represents a serious set-back for environmental protection and the right of Canadians to a safe future for our shared environment. "In a budget that seems t ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 21/11/2012 - 14:59 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre's reaction to the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality standard

Discussions will continue despite Ottawa's interference Montreal, February 23, 2012 – Following the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality directive, Equiterre is rejoicing over the fact that the misinformation campaign run by ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 19/11/2012 - 10:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Steven Guilbeault honoured by the Université de Montréal

Montréal, November 2, 2012 – Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and deputy executive director of Équiterre, today received the prestigious Médaille de l’Université de Montréal. During the official ceremony, Mr. Giovanni De Paoli, dean of the u ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 02/11/2012 - 12:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec environmentalists call for vigilance concerning tar sands

Montreal, October 22, 2012 - As thousands of people, representing various organizations, gathered today across Canada to protest the tar sands, environmental group Equiterre called for Quebecers to keep a watchful eye on Enbridge, the Calgary-based ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 23/10/2012 - 11:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups ask Canada’s Health Minister to review harmful pesticides

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 - Environmental groups are requesting that Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq review the use of 30 pesticide chemicals found in more than 700 registered domestic and agricultural pesticide products because of the risks they pose to Ca ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 15/10/2012 - 10:50 - 0 comments - 0 attachments