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There’s been a whirlwind of activity on climate change issues in Quebec City the last few days. It all started with the Act on Climate March—one of the largest in Canada—which brought together over 25,000 happy, peaceful marchers, who wound up by forming a giant thermometer to illustrate global warming. The message was simple: we want our leaders to fight...
Actualité - 15 avril 2015 - Tag : Act on Climate, Blitz, Public interventions, Quebec, Tar sands toolkit
A new report released this week by the Council of Canadians and Équiterre says that an oil spill in Lac Saint-Pierre on the St. Lawrence River would cost billions to clean up – far more than the liability limit in Canada. Proposed export shipments from Energy East and Suncor could double the number of shipments and double the size of the shipments on the St....
Actualité - 10 février 2015 - Tag : Climate change, Oil spill, Oil transportation, Tar sands toolkit
On November 30, a certificate of authorization expired that would have allowed TransCanada to resume drilling in sensitive beluga habitat off of Cacouna in the Lower St. Lawrence.
Actualité - 13 décembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Tar sands toolkit
We were chuffed when former student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois announced on Tout le monde en parle that he was donating the $25,000 he had won his for Governor-General's Literary award to Coule pas chez nous, a campaign to oppose TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline. He even challenged Quebecers to match his donation through a crowdfunding site, raising a whopping $...
Actualité - 29 novembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Tar sands toolkit
TransCanada has every right to hire Edelman, so why expect us to believe that they hired the US communications firm, but did not implement any of their aggressive communications strategy, which includes launching a fake grassroots social-media movement in support of the proposed Energy East pipeline?
Actualité - 29 novembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Steven Guilbeault, Tar sands toolkit, TransCanada
Quebec and Ontario have made a deal to share electricity and to cooperate on climate change, notably, in regards to TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline. This unprecedented agreement will allow each province to:
Actualité - 29 novembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Green economy, Tar sands toolkit, TransCanada
In a surprising reversal, the National Energy Board (NEB) has sent a rather firmly worded letter to Enbridge, telling the company that it cannot proceed as planned with the reversal of its Line 9B pipeline until meeting all the conditions imposed by the NEB.
You may have already heard that a coalition of environmental groups recently won a temporary injunction suspending exploratory drilling by TransCanada in critical beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence River near Cacouna, Quebec. During the proceedings at the Quebec Superior Court, it was revealed that the government of Quebec had authorized the drilling even though it had...
Actualité - 30 septembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Belugas, Tar sands toolkit
Equiterre is disturbed to learn that supertankers carrying tar sands crude have arrived on the St. Lawrence River. 
Actualité - 28 septembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Oil spill, Tar sands toolkit
A coalition of environmental groups have won a temporary injunction suspending exploratory drilling by TransCanada in critical beluga habitat off of Cacouna, Quebec. The drilling was to find a place for a proposed oil port that TransCanada would build as part of its controversial Energy East pipeline project, which would bring highly polluting tar sands crude from Western...
Actualité - 28 septembre 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Belugas, Cacouna, Energy East, Tar sands toolkit, TransCanada