Posts Tagged ‘environmental’

Register for our 9th annual Youth Summit!

Youth Summit Each September, Ontario Nature hosts the Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership for high school students from across the province. Register for our 9th annual Youth Summit! The Youth Summits bring young nature enthusiasts together for a weekend of connecting with nature through interactive workshops and leadership opportunities. This year’s summit will…

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The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

Now, the Government of Ontario needs to step up to the plate Wolf Lake © Ryan Mariotti Ontario, February 27, 2018 – A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal budget for biodiversity conservation in decades. The budget creates hope that Canada will meet its commitment to…

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Environmental groups back in court over pollinator-killing pesticides

Groups ready to fight off federal government’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit TORONTO – Ecojustice lawyers are in court this week to tell the federal government to buzz off. “Our clients – and the bees and other wild pollinators -“ deserve their day in court,” said Julia Croome, Ecojustice lawyer. “The federal government has for years…

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Reducing pollution makes economic sense

Sweeping recommendations from the House Environment Committee to strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act would save lives and money. A ground-breaking report of the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development recommends 87 changes that would significantly strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). CEPA plays an important role in the…

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Environmental groups back in court over pollinator-killing pesticides

Ecojustice, acting on behalf of Ontario Nature, David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of the Earth Canada and Wilderness Committee, filed a lawsuit last year to protect pollinators from two widely-used neonicotinoid pesticides, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam. The government and three multinational pesticide companies are now attempting to persuade the court to dismiss the case before it is…

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