Law, Policy, & Standards

Greenpeace questions links between Conservatives and Ethical Oil Institute

Greenpeace questions links between Conservatives and Ethical Oil Institute

Greenpeace asks Elections Canada to investigate the Conservative Party for violating rules on campaign donations from corporations.

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Like oil and water: Quebec’s conflicting green politics

Like oil and water: Quebec’s conflicting green politics

The current provincial election campaign in Quebec has no shortage of hot-button topics, but the environment has thus far not been one of them.

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BC government in court over endangered Coastal Douglas-fir forest

BC government in court over endangered Coastal Douglas-fir forest

Hearings will determine whether the BC government is bound by law to protect the province’s endangered old-growth Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem.

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Environmental groups declare victory in endangered species lawsuit

Environmental groups declare victory in endangered species lawsuit

Court rules that Canada’s federal government acted “‘unlawfully” in delaying recovery strategies for at-risk species.

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Environmental groups force Ottawa to review approval of pesticide products

Environmental groups force Ottawa to review approval of pesticide products

Conservation groups had to sue Canada’s Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe.

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Lawsuit filed against Canadian government over endangered wildlife and Northern Gateway

Lawsuit filed against Canadian government over endangered wildlife and Northern Gateway

Lawsuit filed by Ecojustice and five environmental groups claims Canada’s federal government is not protecting endangered wildlife.

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Conservation groups decry proposed changes to Endangered Species Act

Conservation groups decry proposed changes to Endangered Species Act

Sixty-five species slated to receive mandatory habitat protection under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, may be out of luck if the government proceeds with sweeping exemptions.

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Muzzling scientists is an assault on democracy

Muzzling scientists is an assault on democracy

Countries where governments hold a tight rein on information, shut down or stifle research that runs counter to their priorities, and demonize and attack opponents are never good places to live. We have to make sure Canada doesn’t become one.

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Idle No More: First Nations speak out against Bill C-45 across Canada

Idle No More: First Nations speak out against Bill C-45 across Canada

The Idle Nor More campaign continues to gain steam, as thousands of people across Canada gather to protest the government’s First Nations policies.

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Bruce Power receives $100,000 penalty for environmental violations

Bruce Power receives $100,000 penalty for environmental violations

Bruce Power pleads guilty in the Ontario Provincial Court of Justice to one count of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).

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