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Spring has sprung, along with the first delectable flowers of the season. As proud Canadian bees, we are getting busy with the job at wing: gathering nectar and pollinating plant species. But for years now, our frenzied dance has brought us into contact with the poisons that you humans use to coat your seeds or spray your fields. The name of this poison is neonicotinoids, but...
Actualité - 18 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, 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 neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides is a significant step towards safeguarding bees, pollinators and other important insects.
Communiqué - 15 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Plastic has become one of the key environmental issues of our time. Excessive production, insufficient recycling, overuse…plastic is a blight upon the environment. And things don’t stand to get much better anytime soon: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish, according to a claim made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on World...
Like thousands of your fellow citizens, you want the environment to figure more prominently in the campaign priorities of our political parties, and rightly so! People often forget that environmental issues are human issues, affecting our health, our quality of life, the well-being of our communities, our local economies and our families. That’s precisely why Vire au...
Actualité - 13 July 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, elections, Engaged citizenry, Vire au vert
Canada succeeds in maintaining international commitment to fight climate change
Communiqué - 9 June 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
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 support for ending public subsidies to oil and gas companies demonstrates that the federal government should use its G7 chairmanship to...
Communiqué - 4 June 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, federal government
Like you, we were shocked and scandalized by the Trudeau government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The billions of taxpayer dollars to be invested in this project do not in any way address the national interest. Quite the contrary, this decision will prevent good jobs from being created in the renewable energy sector and green...
Actualité - 31 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, federal government
Another inadequate decision on neonics pesticides in Canada Pollinators remain at risk
Communiqué - 31 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid
Équiterre has taken on a new area of focus, unveiling Canada’s first-ever study on obsolescence and consumer tendencies to prematurely replace household appliances and electronic devices (HAEs).
Actualité - 24 May 2018 - Tag : 4R's (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover), Advocacy, E-waste