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Put People First, Demand Over 150 Canadian Organizations with the Launch of Six Principles for a Just Recovery

  As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, an informal alliance of over 150 civil society groups, representing collective memberships of millions in Canada, are demanding these plans move us toward a more equ ...

Communiqué - Olivier Lachance - 25/05/2020 - 09:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Who Benefits From the Oil Sands?

New report shows a majority of oil sands revenues are funneled to foreign investors   Unceded Coast Salish Territories (VANCOUVER, BC) — A new investigative report shows revenues from the oil sands are far more likely to line th ...

Communiqué - Olivier Lachance - 11/05/2020 - 13:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre's 14 recommendations for the federal budget for a sustainable recovery

    Montreal, April 23, 2020 - Équiterre has submitted a new version of its recommendations for the 2020 federal budget, the release of which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The decisions made today to respond to the ...

Communiqué - Olivier Lachance - 27/04/2020 - 08:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Vehicle fuel economy standards Canada at the mercy of american decisions

  Montreal, March 31, 2020 – The Trump administration unveiled today its final plan for America’s vehicle fuel economy standards, which calls into question the gradual reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for vehicl ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 31/03/2020 - 15:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

No New Money For Oil and Gas Companies—Give It To Workers—Say Large Collection of Groups Representing More Than One Million Canadians

March 24, 2020, Ottawa —A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, representing one million three hundred thousand Canadians, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 24/03/2020 - 11:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Survey: Quebecers in favour vehicle rebate-levy system to help finance transportation electrification

Montreal, February 10, 2020 – The results are in for a Léger Marketing survey commissioned earlier this year by Équiterre, Vivre en ville, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Association des véhicules électriques du Québec on the co ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 10/02/2020 - 12:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A new deposit refund system for Quebec - A concrete solution for the environment and for waste reduction, says Équiterre

  Montreal, January 30, 2020 – Équiterre welcomes the Quebec government’s ambitious plans to expand the deposit refund system in the province. By expanding the system to all ready-to-drink containers between 100 millilitre ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 30/01/2020 - 10:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec and Canada at COP25 - Équiterre highlights the importance of increasing ambition at home

  Quebec and Canada at COP25 - Équiterre highlights the importance of increasing ambition at home Madrid, December 12, 2019 – Quebec and Canada have been busy over the past few days at the United Nations climate conferen ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 16/12/2019 - 16:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups welcome Minister Wilkinson promising greater action on climate change to the global community

December 11, 2019 - Here at the COP25 climate conference, we were heartened to hear the Canadian government reiterating important climate commitments to the global community. The commitments made in Madrid by Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minis ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 16/12/2019 - 16:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

COP25 derailed as polluters prioritized over people and planet

Madrid, Spain, December 15, 2019 – Statement from Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada upon the completion of UN climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid. “You know something is broken when those ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 16/12/2019 - 15:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre proposes 27 concrete measures for the Quebec government’s Electrification and Climate Change Plan

Montreal, November 4, 2019 –  In  a brief  submitted as part of the Quebec government’s public consultations on its Electrification and Climate Change Plan (ECCP), Équiterre outlined 27 recommendations for addr ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 04/11/2019 - 12:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal election 2019 - Équiterre urges the government and all parties to unite to address the climate crisis

Montreal, Monday, October 21, 2019 – After a campaign in which the climate crisis figured prominently among voter priorities and during debates, Équiterre is calling on the new government to transcend party politics and act quickly ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 22/10/2019 - 06:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

100 Debates on the Environment will take place across Canada 2 weeks before the 2019 federal election Save the Date: October 3, 2019

  Montreal, June 12, 2019 -- Today, on UN World Environment Day, GreenPAC is providing a “Save the Date” notice to incumbent MPs and candidates, announcing that 100 non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environmen ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 26/09/2019 - 12:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A call to go on strike for the climate on September 27th

Montreal, September 10th 2019 - Rising up to the climate crisis, unions, students, non- governmental groups, health professionals and environmental groups are calling on mass civil society across Quebec to participate in the Global Clim ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 10/09/2019 - 11:48 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

40 000 signatures against GNL Québec project - A pivotal issue in the federal election campaign, say environmental and citizen groups

  Quebec City, September 5, 2019 - With the federal election campaign soon to be underway, a petition against the GNL Québec project has been signed by over 40,000 citizens from across Quebec. Citizen and environmental groups want to ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 05/09/2019 - 08:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and the CQDE pleased with the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s ruling on carbon pricing -Yet another Court confirms its constitutionality

  Ottawa, June 28, 2019 – Équiterre and the CQDE are pleased with the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s ruling in favour of the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing system today. It’s the se ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 28/06/2019 - 13:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre deplores the federal government's decision to approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Ottawa, June 18, 2019 – The federal government has approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, which would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline. In 2018, the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 18/06/2019 - 17:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal ban on single-use plastics by 2021: Reduction at the source must be put at the forefront

Federal ban on single-use plastics by 2021: Reduction at the source must be put at the forefront Montréal, June 10, 2019 - As has been done by the European Union, the Canadian federal government announced today that it ...

Communiqué - Courtney Mullins - 10/06/2019 - 17:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Sidney Ribaux leaves Équiterre - Colleen Thorpe, Director of Educational Programs, will take over as interim Executive Director

Montreal, April 25, 2019 -  It is with much emotion that Hélène Dufresne, the Chair of Équiterre’s board , announced today that Sidney Ribaux , co-founder and Executive Director of Équiterre, Quebec’s largest environ ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 04/06/2019 - 10:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

First anniversary of the announcement of the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline by the federal government: Équiterre files two petitions against the use of public funds for the oil and gas industry

Montréal, May 29, 2019 – One year ago today, despite strong opposition from the public, the Government of Canada announced that it would be purchasing the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion, along with its planne ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 29/05/2019 - 08:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre’s Running Electric Campaign in full swing for Electric Vehicle Week

Équiterre’s Running Electric Campaign in full swing for Electric Vehicle Week Montreal, May 27, 2019 - To celebrate Electric Vehicle Week in Québec, Équiterre’s Running Electric campaign has coordinated an elec ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 27/05/2019 - 16:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

14 Canadian environmental organizations publish their campaign platform recommendations in the run-up to the federal election

  14 Canadian environmental organizations publish their campaign platform recommendations in the run-up to the federal election Ottawa, May 7, 2019 — Canada’s leading environmental organizations, including Équiterr ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 21/05/2019 - 15:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental groups, beekeepers give Canada’s pesticide regulator a failing grade on neonics

Environmental groups, beekeepers give Canada’s pesticide regulator a failing grade on neonics Groups declare today’s risk assessment incomplete and out-of-step with leading jurisdictions, call on government to proceed with p ...

Communiqué - Patricia Boivin - 11/04/2019 - 14:50 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies in Canada: Little progress, according to the new report from the Office of the Auditor General, Équiterre demands swift and concrete action

Eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies in Canada Little progress, according to the new report from the Office of the Auditor General  Équiterre demands swift and concrete action Ottawa, Tuesday, April 2, 201 ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 02/04/2019 - 16:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

21 organizations invite youth to surround the National Assembly on Earth Day to send a strong message: Let’s stop going around in circles NOW!

Let’s surround the National Assembly on Earth Day to send a strong message: Let’s stop going around in circles NOW! Members of the Collective* launch a call to action to young people Montréal, March 12, 2019 ― Members of ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 27/03/2019 - 14:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How agriculture can help in fight against climate change Équiterre to take active role in this week’s Living Soils Symposium in Montreal: a “fertile” new area for climate action!

Montreal, Monday, March 25, 2019 – Did you know that if we increased soil carbon stocks by a mere 0.4% per year, it would halt the annual increase of CO2 in the atmosphere? This proposal, made at the COP 21 , would address so ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 25/03/2019 - 17:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Budget 2019 Reaffirms Canada’s Commitment to Remove Subsidies to Oil & Gas, Yet Offers New Handouts to the Sector

Budget 2019 Reaffirms Canada’s Commitment to Remove Subsidies to Oil & Gas, Yet Offers New Handouts to the Sector As IPCC clock counts down, propping up fossils increasingly risky and irresponsible, say environmental group ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 19/03/2019 - 18:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

COP24 delivers progress, but nations fail to heed warnings of scientists

COP24 delivers progress, but nations fail to heed warnings of scientists UN conference reaffirms Paris Agreement commitments, leaving Canada and other countries with a lot more to do at home   KATOWICE, Poland, December 15, 2018 - ...

Communiqué - Anthony Côté Leduc - 16/12/2018 - 13:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Report - Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Report -  Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change   Ottawa, November 22, 2018 -&n ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 22/11/2018 - 07:20 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada

Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps  OTTAWA — ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 20/11/2018 - 16:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments