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Reversal of Line 9 between Westover and Montreal - Équiterre reveals Enbridge’s true intentions

Montreal, October 4, 2012 – Équiterre released information showing that Enbridge is hiding its true intentions for the reversal of Pipeline 9 between Westover, Ontario and Montreal from both the regulatory authorities as well as from the public. ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 10/10/2012 - 09:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre stunned by Minister Kent’s declarations regarding greenhouse gas emissions.

Montreal, August 8, 2012 – Equiterre is dismayed by the federal government’s claim that its approach alone accounts for reported reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year. Equiterre wishes to emphasize that the federal go ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 08/08/2012 - 13:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

As anticipated, National Energy Board okays Enbridge’s partial reversal of Line 9 in Ontario - next step, Quebec

Montreal, July 30, 2012 – Equiterre was disappointed by the decision issued late last Friday night, allowing Enbridge to reverse the flow of oil in the section of the Line 9 pipeline between Sarnia and Westover, Ontario. Equiterre, along with othe ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 31/07/2012 - 10:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre’s reaction to the Council of the Federation’s conclusion on a national energy strategy: A modest step forward!

Halifax, July 27th 2012 – The Council of the federation has concluded its work with a statement on a national energy strategy. This statement builds on a vision document adopted by the Council in 2007 which stipulated that any such strategy mu ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 27/07/2012 - 14:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre congratulates Laure Waridel, recipient of the Order of Canada

Montreal, July 4, 2012 – Equiterre congratulates its cofounder, eco-sociologist Laure Waridel, for her appointment to the Order of Canada by the Governor General on June 29.  Waridel received this distinction "for her contributio ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 05/07/2012 - 06:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Rio+20, a missed opportunity

Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2012 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – also known as Rio+20 – has resulted in a disappointing final declaration. Like many other civil society organizations around the world, Equiterre had ho ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 26/06/2012 - 15:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A first in the Quebec food sector – Metro partners with Equiterre in the community supported agriculture (CSA) project

Montreal, June 12, 2012 - Metro and Equiterre are pleased to be associated with the community supported agriculture (CSA) project, for the carrying out of a pilot project that will take place during the summer of 2012. From June to November, three ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 13/06/2012 - 13:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmentalists applaud Quebec bottle deposit hike

Montreal, June 11, 2012 – Equiterre welcomes the announcement from the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand, to the effect that Quebec will be increasing the bottle deposit from 5 to 10 cents. This is the f ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 12/06/2012 - 14:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Enbridge changes tune days before hearings open in London; groups call for full review of oil spill risks

Toronto, May 17 2012 – Pipeline company Enbridge Inc.’s plan, announced Wednesday evening, could put people living in Ontario and Quebec at greater risk of oil spills and hazardous air pollution. The company wants to send tar sands oil & ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 17/05/2012 - 14:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Do you have your family farmer yet?

Montreal, March 27, 2012 – The family farmers in Equiterre's community supported agriculture (CSA) network are now accepting orders from across Quebec for the summer season of deliveries. More than 80 farms (that have either been certified or ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 28/03/2012 - 10:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Court of Quebec sends oil company back before farmland protection commission

Montreal, February 23 2012 – In a legal case, Equiterre and citizens of Dunham versus Montreal Pipe Line Ltd., the Quebec Court has ruled that Montreal Pipe Line must go back to the drawing board, do their homework, and return before the provi ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 27/03/2012 - 11:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Montreal Pipe Line won't appeal, but Trailbreaker still a threat

Montreal, March 21, 2012 - Montreal Pipe Line Ltd. will not appeal the decision by the Court of Quebec regarding the construction of a new pumping station on farmland in Dunham.  In its decision, the Court of Quebec confirmed that Montreal ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 27/03/2012 - 10:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New provincial budget: ambitious GHG reduction targets, but where's the money?

Quebec City, March 20, 2012 – In the provincial budget unveiled today, Finance Minister Raymond Bachand reaffirmed Quebec's ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, but failed to follow through ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 27/03/2012 - 09:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

More than 200 public figures and citizens sign a Quebec spring declaration

Montreal, March 19 2012 - Early this afternoon, Fred Pellerin, Gilles Vigneault, Marina Orsini, Claude Béland and Dominic Champagne joined leaders of environmental groups and citizens from various sectors for a press conference to unveil a declarati ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 20/03/2012 - 10:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre commends the Obama Administration for rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline bid by TransCanada

Montreal, January 18, 2012 - Equiterre is pleased to learn that there are still political leaders in North America who can say no – to pressure groups, to greed – in the name of protecting human and environmental health. “The r ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 18/01/2012 - 18:25 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec outshines Ottawa with new cap-and-trade system to combat carbon emissions

Montreal, December 15, 2011- Equiterre welcomes the climate leadership shown by the Quebec government with its announcement that its cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will come into effect on January 1, 2012. Quebec joins Calif ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 19/12/2011 - 11:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Indignation as Canada formally withdraws from the Kyoto Protocol

Montreal and Durban, December 12, 2011 - Equiterre reacts with indignation to the announcement by the Environment Minister that Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, making clear the federal government's disregard for the fight against climat ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 13/12/2011 - 11:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada wins Fossil of the Year Award in Durban – our 5th Colossal Fossil in a row

Durban, South Africa, December 9, 2011 – Today, Canada was awarded the dubious honour of the Fossil of the Year award for the 5th year running at the UN climate change conferences. Canadians were on hand at COP17 in Durban, South Africa to acc ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 12/12/2011 - 12:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre's reaction after Durban climate talks

Durban, South Africa, December 11, 2011 - Steven Guilbeault, deputy executive director of Equiterre, had the following reaction in the wake of Durban: "A historic agreement was within our grasp in Durban, but the combined efforts of the Un ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 12/12/2011 - 12:20 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre and SERA Launch Province-Wide Investigation into Aggregate Certification in Quebec

Montreal, December 8, 2011 – Socially and Environmentally Responsible Aggregate Canada (SERA-Canada) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Equiterre that will investigate the degree of interest amongst stakeholders in Quebec in estab ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 07/12/2011 - 12:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Woodstove and fireplace changeout program for the island of Montreal – Official launch of the Feu vert program

Montreal, November 2011 – Today marks the launch of the Feu vert program, which aims to improve air quality by encouraging Montreal Island residents to get rid of their old woodstoves and fireplaces. The new site www.feuvert.org explains how t ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 21/11/2011 - 18:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre denounces the hypocrisy of Minister Peter Kent on climate change

Montreal, November 8, 2011 – Equiterre is unimpressed with federal Environment Minister Peter Kent's attempt to obscure the news that Canada will not participate in the second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol by announcing a $148 milli ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 09/11/2011 - 17:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New land-use and development plan for Greater Montreal: a step in the right direction, but not far enough

Boisbriand, October 13, 2011 – Equiterre presented a  brief  at a North Shore hearing on the MMC's proposed Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan (PMAD), expressing concern that the plan, which is expected to come into effect in J ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 18/10/2011 - 16:50 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

350 guests celebrate Equiterre’s move to new headquarters at annual fundraising cocktail

Montreal, October 7, 2011 – Three hundred and fifty people gathered yesterday at the Parquet of the Centre CDP Capital in Montreal for a reception, presided over by honorary chair Thierry Vandal, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, that raised ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 11/10/2011 - 08:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Nobel Peace Laureates Call on Harper to Stop Tar Sands Expansion

(Ottawa) September 28, 2011 — Eight Nobel Peace Laureates today sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling on him to ensure that Canada moves towards a clean energy future—and halts the expansion of the tar sands. In their ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 28/09/2011 - 10:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation call for stronger cap-and-trade bill

Montreal, September 19, 2011 - Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation are delighted that the government of Quebec is going forward with plans to implement a cap-and-trade system as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). If well designed, th ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 21/09/2011 - 09:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Laure Waridel bursary: in support of research on environmental and social action

Montreal, September 7, 2011 - Equiterre and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins are pleased to launch the 4th edition of the Laure Waridel bursary, which aims to help Quebec students involved in research on environmental and social acti ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 07/09/2011 - 16:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Death of a great man: Equiterre offers its condolences to the relatives of Jack Layton

Equiterre is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Jack Layton, who showed courage and determination until the end. We send our sincere condolences to Mr. Layton's relatives, and to all Canadians, who have lost, this morning, a great defender of human rig ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 07/09/2011 - 11:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada-wide survey on buying local fruits and vegetables - Three out of four Canadians prefer buying local

Montreal, September 1st , 2011 – According to an extensive nation-wide survey conducted by Léger Marketing, in partnership with Equiterre, three out of four Canadians (78%) say that they prefer to buy local. The survey, “Eating at Hom ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 01/09/2011 - 09:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Reaction to federal coal regulations announcement

In response to the federal coal regulations announced this morning by Minister Kent, Climate Action Network Canada would first and foremost request clarification as to whether the Maxim coal plant will be subject to these new regulations*. These regulat ...

Communiqué - Marie Ève Roy - 19/08/2011 - 13:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments