500 Scientists Urge Charest to Protect Boreal

Last month, more than 500 scientists from Quebec and around the world sent a letter to Quebec Premier Jean Charest asking him to fulfill his 2008 commitment to protect half of Quebec’s northern Boreal Forest.

Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

After delivering to the ministry a load of two-by-fours manufactured by AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest and most destructive logging company, a dozen Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the building doors, at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec City. They also hung a banner reading: “Boreal Forest: The Destruction Starts Here”.

A Festive Season for Manitoba’s Boreal Forest

Comment: By Don Sullivan December 8, 2008 – The third term Doer government has taken a firm stand on its election commitments to move forward with the creation of a United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site and provide for significant  protection measures to  Manitoba’s East side of Lake Winnipeg. While Quebec…

Manitoba steps up on Aboriginal land management in the Boreal region

December 1, 2008 – The Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) applauds the introduction today of the East Side Traditional Lands Planning and Special Protected Areas Act by the Manitoba government which, once passed, will grant greater authority to Aboriginal communities to protect culturally and ecologically important lands and to plan to sustainably develop resources for other…

Provincial government agrees to conserve half of Northern Québec

Press release from Larry Innes, Executive Director with the Canadian Boreal Initiative: November 20, 2008 – The vision unveiled on November 15 by Premier Jean Charest demonstrates that it is possible to conserve our environmental heritage while pursuing economic development. Indeed, Mr. Charest announced an entirely new vision of northern development by committing to protect…