Press Releases

First Nation launches lawsuit against Quebec’s archaic Mining Act

Jan 16, 2020

MONTREAL, January 16th, 2020 – The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation (Algonquin of Barrier Lake) is contesting Quebec’s Mining Act and is suing the Government of Quebec for failing to fulfil … Read more.

B.C. has right to protect environment from toxic spills, Ecojustice tells Supreme Court

Jan 16, 2020

OTTAWA – Lawyers from Ecojustice appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada today, where they used a novel legal argument to argue that British Columbia has a right and a … Read more.

Vista coal mine decision highlights Canada’s climate hypocrisy: Ecojustice

Dec 20, 2019

CALGARY – The federal government’s decision to allow a massive thermal coal project to go ahead without an environmental assessment highlights the rift between Canada’s “powering past coal” talk and … Read more.

We applaud your decision, Premier McNeil: Friends of the Northumberland Strait and Ecojustice

Dec 20, 2019

“We are overjoyed that Premier McNeil, on behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, has stood by the promise to close Boat Harbour on January 31, 2020,” says Jill Graham-Scanlan, … Read more.

Statement: We are confident that a full environmental assessment report will prove that Northern Pulp’s proposal is not viable

Dec 17, 2019

Pictou and Halifax – Ecojustice and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) are relieved and pleased that the Minister of Environment has not approved Northern Pulp’s proposed new effluent treatment … Read more.

Caribou hearing adjourned pending further discussions with federal government

Dec 16, 2019

CALGARY – A legal case concerning protection for boreal caribou habitat in northeastern Alberta has been adjourned, pending further discussions between the environmental groups and First Nations that brought the … Read more.

Climate emergency needs a national response to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Dec 16, 2019

EDMONTON – Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of their clients, are in court this week to intervene in Premier Jason Kenney’s attempt to thwart nationally-coordinated action on climate change. Ecojustice is … Read more.

Federal Government lays charges against Volkswagen for its diesel emissions scandal four years after Dieselgate

Dec 9, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Government of Canada laid criminal charges against Volkswagen for unlawfully importing and selling nearly 128,000 rigged diesel vehicles containing an emission cheating device.   “We are … Read more.

Environmental groups in court to challenge delay in phasing out neonic pesticide

Dec 5, 2019

Delay in neonic pesticide phase-out challenged in Federal Court Toronto – Ecojustice, on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Friends of the Earth Canada and Équiterre, are in … Read more.

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Seán O’Shea
1-800-926-7744 ext. 277
soshea@ecojustice.ca

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