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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

100 Debates on the Environment will take place across Canada 2 weeks before the 2019 federal election Save the Date: October 7, 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 - 11/06/2019 - 22:45 - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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 - Camille Gagné-R... - 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

Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science - Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review

Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review Montreal, November 9, 2018 ─ Health and environmental safety groups have conducte ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 09/11/2018 - 20:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Steven Guilbeault leaving Équiterre

Executive Director, Sidney Ribaux, becomes the environmental organization’s official spokesperson, announces a reorganization of upper management   Montreal, October 12, 201 8 – It is with feelings of nostalgia tha ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/10/2018 - 10:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Local organic food makes its debut at CHU Sainte-Justine : Eating healthy food and supporting Quebec’s family farmers

Local organic food makes its debut at CHU Sainte-Justine Eating healthy food and supporting Quebec’s family farmers   Montreal, October 4, 2018 – In collaboration with Équiterre, the CHU Sai ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 05/10/2018 - 11:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Kinder Morgan: Ruling in favour of First Nations confirms that the federal government and the NEB did not fulfill their obligations

  Kinder Morgan: Ruling in favour of First Nations confirms that the federal government and the NEB did not fulfill their obligations Montreal, August 30, 2018 – Respecting the rights of First Natio ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 30/08/2018 - 16:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report exposes federal government failure to ensure pipeline safety

  World class safety” regimes and “state-of-the-art” technology for oil pipelines? The facts are telling another story.   Montreal, June 14, 2018 – There were more pipeline incidents in Canada ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/08/2018 - 09:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada proposes ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides

Environmental groups say immediate action needed -  ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE and DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION Ottawa, August 15, 2018 —   Canada’s proposed decision to ban two major neonicotino ...

Communiqué - Anonyme - 15/08/2018 - 18:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Automobile and Light Truck GHG Emissions Control: U.S. Administration moving backwards, Canada must act independently

  Équiterre’s response to the regulatory revision of U.S. GHG emission standards for passenger vehicles   Ottawa, August 2nd, 2018 - Équiterre laments the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent prop ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 02/08/2018 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Farm to School Grants Delivered to Quebec Schools: Empowering Youth to Make Healthy Food Choices

Montreal, June 21, 2018 – Équiterre, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are pleased to announce that ten Québec schools have been chosen to receive Farm to School Canada grants of up to $10,000 each, ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 21/06/2018 - 13:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

G7 SUMMIT ENDS UP BEING A G6 ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN PROTECTION

Canada succeeds in maintaining international commitment to fight climate change Quebec City, June 9, 2018 – Équiterre welcomed today’s final communiqué in conclusion of the G7 in Charlevoix. The Government of Canada and the other ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 15/06/2018 - 11:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Poll : Canadians Want to End Public Subsidies for Oil and Gas Companies

NEW POLL: CANADIANS WANT TO END PUBLIC SUBSIDIES FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES A large majority of Canadians are opposed to public money being used to support oil and gas companies and want to see fossil fuel subsidies phased out Broad national supp ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 04/06/2018 - 08:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Another inadequate decision on neonics pesticides in Canada

Another inadequate decision on neonics pesticides in Canada Pollinators remain at risk Ottawa (ON), May 31, 2018 - Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation disagree with the federal pesticide regulator’s conclusion, announced ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 31/05/2018 - 14:44 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Obsolescence: Unveiling of the first Canadian study on the premature replacement of objects

To better understand consumer behaviour and take action to curb the premature replacement of household appliances and electronics   Montreal, May 24, 2018 - Équiterre today unveiled the findings of the first Canada-wid ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 30/05/2018 - 15:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments