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Canada’s pro-oil agenda threatens to destroy the Arctic: Greenpeace

Feature story | May 14, 2013 at 13:01

As Canada officially took the chair of the Arctic Council today, Greenpeace sent a direct message to delegates at the ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, and launched an international mobilization online calling on Canada to put people and the...

Bill C-517: Mandatory labelling of GE food: Your turn to speak out!

Feature story | April 10, 2008 at 17:00

By the luck of the Parliamentary draw, a private member’s bill supporting mandatory labelling of GE food in Canada was randomly selected for debate in the House of Commons in April.

Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods: Will MPs vote for Monsanto or Canadians?

Press release | April 2, 2008 at 17:00

Today the House of Commons will debate a Private Member’s Bill (C-517) proposed by Gilles-André Perron, Bloc Québécois MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. If adopted, this bill will legislate the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods...

Embarrassment continues to mount for Canada

Feature story | December 15, 2009 at 21:32

The sad story of Canada’s undermining the crucial climate negotiations in Copenhagen continues to play out.

Tell our leaders they’re not done yet

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 17:00

Last week world leaders let us down at the Copenhagen climate summit. Instead of delivering a fair, ambitious and legally binding treaty that would protect the climate, leaders left without agreeing to the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that...

Canadians want recycled fibre, not trees, in their tissue products

Press release | April 10, 2006 at 17:00

Greenpeace Canada, 11 Apr 06 - Léger Marketing poll reveals a majority of consumers unlikely to support companies that destroy ancient forests to manufacture toilet paper and facial tissue

Shame on Harper

Press release | November 13, 2006 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists gathered today in front of the parliament buildings in Ottawa to express anger at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s proposed position on high seas bottom trawling at this week’s United Nations’ discussions on high seas...

Canada's leading environmental groups release national roadmap to set more...

Press release | March 7, 2008 at 9:00

Concerned about the lack of political leadership on urgent issues such as climate change, Canada's leading environmental organizations have come to a groundbreaking consensus around a roadmap for action that is being released today.

Scientists Ring Alarm Bell on the Boreal Forest: “The World’s Last Great Forest”

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | July 23, 2013

The International Boreal Conservation Science Panel, which is made up of leading environmental experts, released a report today which calls for at least 50% “strict protection” of Canada’s sensitive Boreal Forest. The scientists point...

New Report Shows High Human Impact on Canadian Forests

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | January 14, 2014

Global Forest Watch Canada has released the first ever Canada-wide assessment of human impacts on our landscape. Using government data and satellite imagery, the report maps the human footprint on all Canadian provinces and territories...

Illegal genetically engineered rice in Canada ?

Press release | August 20, 2006 at 17:00

Greenpeace Canada, 21 Aug 06 - Greenpeace demands that the Canadian government immediately suspend the approval of all genetically engineered rice. American authorities recently confirmed that the genetically modified rice LLRice601, produced by...

Canada and climate change

Publication | March 25, 2008 at 13:29

Canada has not been active in fighting climate change. Successive federal governments have promised action on climate change, but delivered little or nothing.

Growing GHGs from oil industry put Canadian climate goal further out of reach:...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 26, 2018 1 comment

The Canadian government has filed a report with the United Nations that shows that the gap between the greenhouse gas reductions we promised to make under the Paris climate agreement and where current and planned policies will get us...

New study on “unburnable oil”: Arctic oil and tar sands must stay in the ground

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | December 9, 2013 1 comment

The January 2014 edition of the well-respected academic journal Energy Policy will include a study entitled “Un-burnable oil: An examination of oil resource utilization in a decarbonized energy system”. The study looks at what the...

Greenpeace back on Parliament Hill with climate change message

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 13:46

As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace was again on Parliament Hill today with a message for Prime Minister Harper.

Historic opportunity to avert climate chaos squandered in Copenhagen

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 13:24

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world’s most powerful countries today for presenting a ‘take it or leave it’ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. While world leaders, including Stephen Harper, have...

2,000 demonstrators against GE in Japan

Blog entry by Eric Darier Ph.D. | October 10, 2010

Few hours away from the official opening of the UN meeting of the Protocol on Biosafety that will take place in Nagoya (Japon) between 11 and 15 october, some 2,000 colourful demonstrators ( diaporama ; disporama2 ) took to the...

Don’t Run from Our Kyoto Commitment. Run Toward It.

Press release | April 11, 2006 at 17:00

Climate Action Network / Greenpeace Canada, 12 Apr 06 - "We don't make a commitment and then run away at the first sign of trouble. We don't and we will not, as long as I'm leading this country." Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Monday, March 13,...

Shut Down the Pickering Reactors

Press release | April 25, 2006 at 17:00

Greenpeace Canada, 26 Apr 06 - On the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster Greenpeace calls for the closure of Ontario’s nuclear facility by 2010

G7 leaders give fossil fuels an end date: but time to transition is now

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 8, 2015

Today the G7 committed to eliminating the use of the fossil fuels by the end of the century . The commitment might have been stronger if it wasn’t for the lobbying of Canada and Japan who continue to be obstacles to progress on the...

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