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Blog entry by Karen Ross, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances at Équiterre and Muhannad Malas, Program Manager - Toxics at Environmental Defence.
Actualité - 21 March 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Petition, Public Intervention
The federal budget will be delivered in a week’s time, you’re completing tax returns and Prime Minister Trudeau just received a prize for his global leadership in energy and environement from CERAWeek. This is the perfect time to tell the government to spend your hard-earned money better. Sign the petition to end fossil fuel subsidies!
Actualité - 15 March 2017 - Tag : Choix collectifs, fossil fuels, Petition, subsidies
Income tax season is here again. So what better time to sign the petition and tell the government to better spend your hard earned money! Every year in Canada, at least $3.3 billion go up in smoke as generous tax credits are offered to the oil, gas and coal industries. Like its G20 counterparts, in 2009, Canada committed to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Seven...
Actualité - 27 February 2017 - Tag : fossil fuels, Petition, Public Intervention
To support the largest scientific literature review ever conducted by a group of independent scientists on neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), harmul notably to bees and could be for humans too, in 2015 we sent over 37,000 letters to the Quebec government and 90,000 to the federal government calling on them to stand with science and ban the sale and use of neonics. The...
Actualité - 13 February 2017 - Tag : David Suzuki, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides, Petition
Did you know that Canada gives $3.3 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies every year—and taxpayers are footing the bill? That’s enough to pay for:
Actualité - 31 January 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Canadian government, Oil and gas industry, Petition
Today marks the close of the federal government’s 10-week public consultation on the rules governing how charities engage in public policy work. Over 24,000 Canadians submitted letters urging the federal government to reform charity law to end restrictions on charities’ free speech.
Actualité - 14 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Freedom of Speech, Petition
$3.3 billion. That’s the amount Canada invests in fossil fuels every year—and taxpayers are footing the bill. It’s time for the federal government to stop giving handouts to the oil, gas and coal industries, which directly undermines Canada’s carbon-pricing plans and efforts to reduce GHGs.
Actualité - 13 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Petition
For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada. Thanks to committed supporters like you, nearly 35,000 people have signed the petition. Federal officials will be making a decision by the end of...
Actualité - 13 December 2016 - Tag : atrazine, Organization, Pesticides, Petition
The Canadian government must act now and stop creating an incentive to produce and pollute more by giving billions in subsidies to the coal, oil and natural gas industries. Canada’s fossil fuel subsidies total $3.3 billion, which amounts to paying polluters $19 for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. These subsidies seriously undermine Canada’s chances of...
Actualité - 29 November 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Petition
Did you know that atrazine, a harmful pesticide that has been banned throughout the European Union for over a decade, is still widely used in Canada? The horror story has lasted too long! 
Actualité - 18 October 2016 - Tag : Organization, Pesticides, Petition