Press releases

Environmental groups going to court to overturn the federal government’s approval of Bay du Nord

May 11, 2022

Project approval fails to account for impact of downstream emissions ST JOHN’S, N.L./TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE BEOTHUK AND MI’KMAQ –  Environmental groups are challenging the Minister of Environment and Climate … Read more.

Alberta Court of Appeal hands down disappointing opinion on constitutionality of Canada’s Impact Assessment Act

May 10, 2022

The case will now be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.   CALGARY/TERRITORIES OF THE BLACKFOOT AND PEOPLES OF TREATY 7, HOME TO MÉTIS NATION OF ALBERTA, REGION III … Read more.

Enviro groups sue federal government for failing to protect at-risk migratory birds

Apr 28, 2022

Federal environment minister’s Protection Statement weakens vital habitat protection provision under Species at Risk Act  VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES – Environmental groups are suing the … Read more.

Strengthen and pass long-awaited bill to modernize Canada’s environmental protection act, groups urge Senate committee

Apr 28, 2022

Hearings begin today on Bill S-5, five years after a parliamentary review recommended strengthening CEPA OTTAWA | TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE – Environmental and health groups … Read more.

Judge sets aside federal decision to phase out salmon farms in B.C.’s Discovery Islands

Apr 26, 2022

A coalition of environmental groups is urging the federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to remain committed to phasing out open-net fish farms in B.C.’s Discovery … Read more.

Appeals court upholds Ontario town’s convictions for damaging piping plover habitat

Apr 25, 2022

Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision upholds vital habitat protection provision under province’s Endangered Species Act  Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, … Read more.

Members of the public submit complaint claiming RBC advertising on climate action is misleading

Apr 21, 2022

Following Royal Bank of Canada’s shareholder meeting, and ahead of Earth Day, complaint highlights hypocrisy between the Bank’s climate commitments and its fossil fuel financing   OTTAWA/TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF … Read more.

A broad spectrum of groups urges Parliament to expedite passage of Canada’s first environmental racism bill, ahead of the House of Commons debate

Apr 20, 2022

Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners, and environmental groups are calling on MPs to pass Canada’s first environmental racism law before their summer recess. On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, … Read more.

Coalition of environmental groups calls for a federal ban on thermal coal exports on Earth Day

Apr 19, 2022

OTTAWA/TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE – A coalition of environmental, health, and social justice groups are calling on Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault to … Read more.

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soshea@ecojustice.ca

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