Law, Policy, & Standards

First Nations Bring Mercury-Contaminated Fish to BC Legislature to Protest Site C Dam

First Nations Bring Mercury-Contaminated Fish to BC Legislature to Protest Site C Dam

Chiefs from two First Nations bring 200 pounds of contaminated bull trout from BC’s Crooked River system in a demonstration on provincial legislature against the controversial $9 billion Site C dam.

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A 30,000-year-old horse bone is found in the Peace River Valley

A 30,000-year-old horse bone is found in the Peace River Valley

In the midst of legal cases against the Site C Dam, the Treaty 8 Tribal Association finds a prehistoric horse bone in the Peace River Valley.

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Environmental coalition says BC needs more wildlife refuges

Environmental coalition says BC needs more wildlife refuges

With only 1 percent of British Columbia protected with wildlife refuges, environmental groups want to create more.

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Environmental groups back in court over pesticide banned in Norway but permitted in Canada

Environmental groups back in court over pesticide banned in Norway but permitted in Canada

The federal government is unlawfully shielding from review pest control products containing a pesticide banned in Norway, environmental groups say.

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Conservation groups ask Canada to classify microbeads “toxic”

Conservation groups ask Canada to classify microbeads “toxic”

While many U.S. states and Ontario are working to ban microbeads, Canada’s federal government has yet to make a move.

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Environmental groups applaud Ontario’s action on bee and pollinator protection

Environmental groups applaud Ontario’s action on bee and pollinator protection

Announcement makes Ontario the first North American jurisdiction to permanently restrict usage of bee pesticide.

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David Suzuki: The movement for environmental rights is building

David Suzuki: The movement for environmental rights is building

More than half the world’s nations already recognize environmental rights. It’s time for Canada to live up to its values and join this growing global movement.

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Skownan First Nation and Manitoba government announce new protected lands

Skownan First Nation and Manitoba government announce new protected lands

New Chitek Lake Provincial Park successfully protects Skownan First Nation’s territory.

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Federal government cancels meeting intended to save species at risk

Federal government cancels meeting intended to save species at risk

No rationale for the cancellation, leaving stakeholders questioning the federal government’s commitment to protecting Canada’s most vulnerable wildlife.

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BC groups launch legal challenge over coal transport in Fraser River

BC groups launch legal challenge over coal transport in Fraser River

Ecojustice lawyers filed the case on behalf of two local residents and two BC organizations, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change and Communities and Coal.

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