Ecojustice Blog – Nature, Special Update Posted on June 8, 2018 (updated: June 8, 2018)

Stand with Sylvain this World Oceans Week

Ian MironLawyer
Sylvain Archambault stands in Quebec on the bank of the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Photo: Ginette Vigneault

World Oceans Week is about collaborating to protect the oceans that sustain us. That’s why I’m inviting you to join forces with Sylvain Archambault, whose work to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence spans five provinces and more than 10 years.

Sylvain’s unwavering commitment to defending the Gulf of St. Lawrence makes him my Ecojustice Hero.

Thanks to supporters like you, the Ecojustice team has been working with Sylvain — on behalf of SNAP Québec and the other St. Lawrence Coalition steering members — in a lawsuit to protect the Gulf from risky offshore drilling in the Old Harry oil and gas prospect, which is located off of Newfoundland’s west coast.

Sylvain has been a real asset in this lawsuit. When our legal opponents claimed that our clients — SNAP Québec, Attention FragÎles, Nature Québec, David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club Canada Foundation — did not have standing or a public interest sufficient to bring the case, Sylvain’s years-long dedication to his work helped us submit detailed evidence to counter the claim.

Your support has already helped Ecojustice lawyers fight for our clients’ right to have their day in court. Now, you have the opportunity to double your impact and bring home another victory for the environment.

A generous Ecojustice supporter has pledged up to $50,000 to match, dollar-for-dollar, every donation made before July 1. Double your impact when you donate today to help us defend the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a unique and fragile ecosystem — home to endangered blue whales, North Atlantic right whales, leatherback sea turtles, and one of the world’s last wild Atlantic salmon runs. The wellbeing and survival of communities on Canada’s Atlantic coast are inextricably linked to the Gulf.

We’re not prepared to expose this marine haven to risky oil drilling and the threat of a disaster like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

As the Ecojustice team works with Sylvain to prepare for our next court appearance in this critical legal battle, we’re counting on your support.

Give today to double your impact and support heroes like Sylvain — and all our clients — who are courageously fighting for a brighter environmental future.


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