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Recent Releases from Friends of the Earth Canada

Bayer Pending Charm Campaign Too Little Too Late - Statement by Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:28:16 EST Read More

I just received a copy of an internal Bayer memo to its employees dated today. It explains that tomorrow, June 14th Bayer is launching a major ad campaign to tell the world they’ve listened and learned. They say they’re “setting off on a journey to elevate their e...... Click here to read this release



Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners Major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:21:56 EST Read More

(June 12, 2019, OTTAWA) - A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost eliminated the sale of neonicotinoid-contaminated flowering plants. Friends of the Earth Canada has spent the last five years testing flowering plants from garden centr...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

Published Mon, 3 Jun 2019 09:21:59 EST Read More

June 3, 2019, Ottawa - As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past at $230 million rising now to $1billion, the topic is clearly important to Canadians. Oracle Poll Re...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Pesticide Regulators refuse calls for glyphosate pesticide review

Published Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:37:42 EST Read More

Briefing by leading US lawyers who won $289M Monsanto Roundup verdict on what Canadians need to know about glyphosate and Roundup to protect themselves Ottawa Media Conference Time: 10 am Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Location: 135B West Block, Parliament Hill Presenters: Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of Earth Canada (Ottawa) Meg Sears, PhD, Chair, Prevent Cancer Now (Ottawa) Michael L. Baum, Attorney & Managing Partner and R. Brent...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Friends of the Earth’s campaign for a ban on bee-killing pesticides and, she says, “Start planning yo...... Click here to read this release



Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 - A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians. The survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research found that 83% of Ontarians believe it is important to have more renewabl...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency's silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:09:46 EST Read More

Request seeking immediate action sent to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Ottawa, November 23, 2012 - Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in salmon from British Columbia. In a recent letter, the Canadian Foo...... Click here to read this release



Reporting disease in fish a crime? Proposed British Columbia law condemned by Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 15:05:43 EST Read More

New legislation to muzzle journalists and scientists may have serious implications for food health and safety and freedom of speech Media Release (Ottawa, May 30, 2012) With the anticipated passage of Bill 37 – 2012 Animal Health Act tomorrow, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be responsible for new and punitive legislation with heavy fines and imprisonment for people reporting diseased animal...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases “Plug and Play” model regulation to help Canada reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:26:12 EST Read More

For immediate release Friends of the Earth donates its services to help Canada in its time of embarrassment (Ottawa, December 8, 2011) With Canada's international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada. "Canada's Minister of the Environment showing up in Durban without domestic regulations in place is shocking," said Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends o...... Click here to read this release



Latest Lethal Threat to the Great Lakes Must Be Halted

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:45:40 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Supports U.S. States’ Case on Invasion of Asian Carp For immediate release (Ottawa, November 28, 2011) Friends of the Earth Canada joins U.S. States in the fight to stop the Asian Carp invasion of the Great Lakes citing the mutual obligation of Canada and the U.S. under the Boundary Waters Treaty to prevent transboundary pollution including biological pollution by Asian carp. Represented by thei...... Click here to read this release



Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in "erratum" to annual report

Published Tue, 17 May 2011 11:21:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release New report displays 12 cases of environmental and social wrongdoing (THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011) During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an "erratum" [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof "erratum", which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admits' that it is "causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage" in its global oil-gas- and biofuels...... Click here to read this release



New water awareness project launched in Manitou, Manitoba in celebration of World Water Day

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:57:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of the Earth Canada, Pembina Valley Conservation District, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship and Royal Bank of Canada celebrates world water day with launch of Be True to Be Blue (Manitou, Manitoba/Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2010) In celebration of World Water Day, Friends of the Earth Canada is launching its new water awareness project, “Be True To Blue” in Manitou, Manitoba in cooperation with the Pembina Valley Conservation D...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book in Halifax September 29

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:58:55 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' comes to Halifax Sept. 29 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management early next week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a geologist, economist and author who has previously written about conservation and water management. ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:19:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' to be released September 25 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management later this week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a geologist, economist and author who has previously written about conservation and water manageme...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations

Published Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:13:48 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations Allan Williams of New Harbour, Newfoundland, is successful in using his environmental rights to request a federal investigation of alleged violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The circumstances that have lead to the PCB contamination of the landfill primarily result from disposal of transformer ...... Click here to read this release



Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today

Published Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:36 EST Read More

Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today Advertising Standards Canada asked to probe Green Advertisement Ottawa – Friends of the Earth Canada, Ecojustice, the Polaris Institute, the Council of Canadians, and Wellington Water Watchers filed a complaint this morning under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards alleging that Nestlé Waters North America has broken advertising rules in claims it made regarding the environmental impacts of its products...... Click here to read this release



Devils Lake: Friends of the Earth and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition the Auditor General of Canada

Published Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:56:22 EST Read More

Government of Canada must deal with the Devil Friends of the Earth Canada and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition Canadian Auditor General for answers on Devils Lake Outlet, before permit to pollute is re-issued (Ottawa / Winnipeg – June 12, 2008) The Devil’s in the details - especially when it comes to enforcing an environmental safeguard agreement established three years ago over the controversial Devils Lake Outlet in North Dakota. A year after an em...... Click here to read this release