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Montreal, November 6, 2017 – With over 20,000 participants from more than 180 countries converging on Bonn today for the kickoff of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Équiterre would like to stress the urgency of action and the important role Canada has to play to combat the impacts of climate change.
Communiqué - 6 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change
Blog Post by Sidney Ribaux, Équiterre's Executive Director and Co-Founder  During the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” This reminds us that, for all its flaws, our democracy, which gives us the right to choose our leaders, is far better than a dictatorship...
Actualité - 31 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, elections, Municipal Elections
Montreal, October 18, 2017 – Équiterre applauds the commitment by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to the fight against climate change. Today the CDPQ announced a series of measures aimed at expanding its investments in renewable energies and clean technologies, curbing its greenhouse gas emissions and making climate change questions a key part of its...
Communiqué - 18 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Desinvestment
By Steven Guilbeault, Équiterre Co-founder and Senior Director Some think the Energy East pipeline was abandoned primarily for economic reasons. Some, including TransCanada, think the National Energy Board (NEB) is to blame because it changed the rules midstream. Others think the massive opposition from Quebecers tipped the balance. What if the truth lies somewhere in the...
Actualité - 13 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ÉQUITERRE, AND THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environment minister’s commitment to consider changes to Canada’s toxics law is on the right track. Environmental and health groups urge Ottawa to act quickly to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Communiqué - 11 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, federal government, Toxic substances
Early this morning, TransCanada announced the end of its Energy East project. Équiterre and many civil society groups, such as the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, the United Federations of Producers, trade unions, 300 municipalities and citizen groups had mobilized against this project for many years.
Actualité - 5 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East
Montréal, October 5, 2017 – Équiterre celebrates TransCanada’s decision to put an end to its Energy East pipeline project. “Today is an exciting day for the climate and the tens of thousands of individuals who have fought against this senseless project. This is an important day for all those who have advocated a better future on behalf of our children. We...
Communiqué - 5 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Pipeline
I REly on Équiterre's family Farmers  for my winter baskets!  
Communiqué - 4 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, family farmers network
Implementation of Canada’s climate plan is urgently needed   Ottawa, October 3 2017 - The Commissioner of the environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, released today her report on the federal government progress on climate change mitigation and adaptation.. The report tabled in Parliament finds little progress in reducing GHG emissions in Canada.
Communiqué - 3 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climat plan
Équiterre took a stand recently to fight against pesticides used in Quebec and Canada that affect our very food supply.  
Actualité - 29 September 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid