Press releases

Health Canada’s glyphosate evaluation flawed, environmental groups charge

Apr 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Widespread use of glyphosate, the world’s most extensively sold pesticide, will continue in Canada despite international concerns about health and ecological risks OTTAWA – April 28, 2017 — … Read more.

N.S. government must clean up Harrietsfield contamination

Mar 22, 2017

HALIFAX — Residents of Harrietsfield, N.S. are asking Environment Minister Margaret Miller to enforce a clean-up order for a defunct construction and demolition recycling facility that has contaminated their drinking water for more than a decade.  Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, has launched an e-mail campaign in … Read more.

Statement: NEB hits reset button on Energy East hearing, Ecojustice and Transition Initiative Kenora react

Jan 27, 2017

TORONTO — Ecojustice lawyer, Charles Hatt and Transition Initiative Kenora executive director, Teika Newton made the following statement in response to the new National Energy Board panel granting their motion … Read more.

Federal approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project unlawful

Dec 20, 2016

VANCOUVER – Environmental groups launched a lawsuit today that challenges the federal Cabinet’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project. “Cabinet should never have approved the Kinder Morgan project,” said Dyna … Read more.

Environmental group takes diamond giant De Beers to court

Dec 6, 2016

Failures to report on methylmercury, a neurotoxin, prompt legal action December 6, 2016 TORONTO – Wildlands League, represented by Ecojustice lawyers, has filed a private prosecution against De Beers Canada … Read more.

Religious freedom must include protection for Indigenous peoples’ sacred sites: Case before the Supreme Court of Canada could mark important turning point in Canadian law

Dec 1, 2016

A case before the Supreme Court today provides a crucial opportunity to bring Canadian law into line with international human rights standards and global precedents protecting the sacred sites of … Read more.

Federal regulator announces Neonicotinoid pesticide phase out

Nov 23, 2016

TORONTO — Ecojustice lawyer, Charles Hatt, reacts to the PMRA’s announcement: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency announced that it would phase out a neonicotinoid pesticide that poses unsustainable environmental risks, and … Read more.

STATEMENT re: Federal Court of Appeal ruling on approval of GM salmon production

Oct 27, 2016

OTTAWA – Ecojustice, Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society issued the following statement about the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling on the approval of GM salmon production: Kaitlyn Mitchell, … Read more.

Groups head to court to overturn federal approval of GM salmon

Oct 18, 2016

Approval failed to apply science-based, precautionary measures, groups say OTTAWA – Environmental groups are in court today to overturn a ruling that upheld the federal government’s approval of the development … Read more.

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