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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
Montreal, September 21, 2017 - This fall, Quebec schools will have the opportunity to take part in the new My Charged Up School contest. The contest will enable primary and secondary schools to approach transportation electrification and sustainable mobility in a dynamic and practical way, through various fun and interactive classroom activities.
Communiqué - 21 September 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Electrification of transportation, My charged up school
Between 2009 and 2015, German car giant Volkswagen (VW) installed software on its vehicles that enabled them to cheat government emissions tests—a criminal act. VW has since pleaded guilty before the European and US authorities. In the US, Volkswagen admitted to illegally installing the software, lying to the authorities and obstructing justice. In a settlement,...
Actualité - 13 September 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Environment minister, Sidney Ribaux