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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...

Greenpeace endorses First Nations in Ontario Assertion of Sovereignty

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | August 14, 2014 1 comment

A few weeks ago, the community of Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows First Nation) marched through the streets of Toronto alongside their many allies and community groups. Greenpeace was proud to march in solidarity with...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 5, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

3 things to know about the US-Canada climate agreement

Blog entry by John Deans | March 14, 2016

President Obama's first hang-out with the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau started off with a pretty chill subject: the Arctic. In a  “Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership” , President Barack...

2014 Supermarket Ranking on Seafood Sustainability

Page | March 28, 2012 at 8:00

Greenpeace's 2014 Supermarket Ranking on Seafood Sustainability scores Canada's eight largest supermarket chains on the steps they are taking to source ocean-friendly seafood and ensure healthy oceans.

Greenpeace Letter to Canadian government on GE corn MON863

Publication | April 11, 2007 at 17:00

Copy of the letter that Greenpeace sent to Canadian agriculture ministers to demand the immediate recall of Monsanto corn MON863 and a reassessment of all authorised GMOs following A recent peer-reviewed scientific study by Prof. Gilles-Eric...

Will proposed nation climate price be evidence-based?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 19, 2016

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced over the weekend that the federal government will establish a national carbon price but did not give details on what that price will be or how broad the coverage will be. It is...

Liberal pro-oil talking points take a hit from new IEA report

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 21, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got multiple standing ovations from an oil industry crowd in Houston earlier this month, where he told them “As I said on the very first trip to the oil patch back in 2012, no country would find 173...

We are the lucky ones at Greenpeace

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | February 9, 2012

I am one of the lucky ones.  Not everyone can say that they are surrounded by greatness, passion and humour at work.  But I can.  In fact, I am regularly humbled by those around me at Greenpeace. My closest colleague for the latter...

Asia Pulp & Paper warns of “aggressive” Canadian takeover

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | July 21, 2011

It’s official: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has “aggressive plans” to expand into Canada, according to a recent article in Pulp and Paper Canada . In an ominous turn of phrase, APP Americas interim head, Terry Hunley, warns that the...

Canada’s GE canola contaminating Japan

Blog entry by Eric Darier Ph.D. | October 12, 2010

Today at the meeting of the Biosafety Protocol meeting in Nagoya (Japan), Canada became the subject of attention for contributing to the contamination of canola and broccoli in Japan.  At a lunch-time event organised by Japan’s...

The Canadian government should not be writing blank cheques for a Texas oil-giant

Blog entry by Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner | May 16, 2018 1 comment

Right now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is thinking about using our tax dollars to bail out a Texas oil company’s failing pipeline and tanker project.   The federal government announced today that it's prepared to "indemnify" ...

2012 Supermarket Ranking

Page | March 28, 2012 at 8:00

Supermarkets play a key role in the overfishing crisis by selling us unsustainable seafood. It's time every chain takes responsibility.

Federal government isn’t ready to help Canadians adapt to climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | December 7, 2010

Federal environment commissioner Scott Vaughan released a report today that documents how the federal government has failed to prepare for adapting to the impacts of climate change. Some highlights: “The government acknowledges...

Greenpeace’s new ‘open’ project & your plastic-free future toolkit!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | April 19, 2018

Earth Day 2018’s theme is to End Plastic Pollution, and Greenpeace Canada is rising to the challenge with the launch of our brand new project that’s a bit different from the way we usually tackle environmental problems. Because...

Harper government Kyoto withdrawal issues death sentence to world's most vulnerable

Blog entry by Christine Leclerc | December 12, 2011

Environment Minister Peter Kent, just back from COP17 in Durban, has announced Canada's pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is a cornerstone of international climate negotiations and plays a key role in addressing the...

Arctic ice melting faster as Canada turns away from climate policy

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | May 4, 2011 1 comment

Media are reporting that scientists with the Arctic Council see evidence that ice in the Arctic is melting faster than they expected.  This disturbing news comes right after the Harper government won a majority government. The...

Growing Resistance - How Monsanto’s GE wheat was defeated

Blog entry by Eric Darier Ph.D. | April 15, 2013 1 comment

Climate change, air pollution, biodiversity decline, deforestation, pesticides, genetically modified food, overfishing, etc… There are no shortage of environmental problems indeed! That is why it is sometimes difficult to maintain a...

2012 Canned Tuna Ranking

Page | March 26, 2012 at 8:00

Tuna brands play a key role in the overfishing crisis by selling us unsustainable tuna. It's time every brand takes responsibility.

And it just gets shadier

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | March 31, 2011

Asia Pulp and Paper linked to Consumer Freedom groups Yesterday  I blogged about the sale of the fifth Canadian pulp mill to notorious and corrupt forest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (through a subsidiary Paper Excellence) and...

Another ICCAT fail- bluefin's future remains in question

Blog entry by sking | November 30, 2010

Oh ICCAT, why are you so useless? I guess you can't really help it with crazy nations like Canada arguing to increase a quota on a bluefin tuna stock that has been fished to near collapse, poisoned by a massive oil spill in their...

Federal Bill on Mandatory GE Labelling

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 24, 2008 2 comments

Earlier this month, a Private Member’s Bill calling for mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods was debated in parliament.  A second hour of debate, followed by a vote could be scheduled as early as next month.  It is...

Precautionary labelling coming to Canada?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 18, 2008 1 comment

According the National Post , a free trade deal between Canada and Europe touted by Quebec Premier Jean Charest might have unpredictable consequences.  Canada could have to harmonize its food labelling standards with Europe, and...

Greenpeace heads to Supreme Court to defend polluter pay principle

Blog entry by Priyanka Vittal, Greenpeace Canada Legal Counsel | February 14, 2018 1 comment

Oil company polluters, not taxpayers and farmers, should bear responsibility for cleaning up the leftover toxic sites oil companies leave behind.   Tomorrow, Greenpeace Canada’s lawyer will defend the “polluter pays”...

Greenpeace Responds

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | October 7, 2009 12 comments

Part 2 of a 2-Part Post, written by Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada.  Read Part 1 What gets lost in the flame wars on the comment boards of the Globe and Mail or the Calgary Herald is the reason we leave our...

Canada is not on an environmentally sustainable path

Blog entry by Éric Darier | February 6, 2009

The Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Canada, Mr. Scott Vaughan, that has been tabled in the House of Commons confirms Greenpeace's worse fears about the state of the Environment. The...

Tar Sands to Blame for Canada's Shame

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 10, 2008

Poznan, Poland - There's no doubt that Alberta's tar sands are the reason that the Canadian government under Stephen Harper has refused to get serious about global warming. Canada continues to be widely criticized for its failure to...

Tar Sands Show Down Part 1

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 17, 2008 2 comments

OIL SANDS-PART 1: Showdown at Ft. McMoney http://www.ipsnews.net/print.asp?idnews=44299 Chris Arsenault* FT. MCMURRY, Canada, Oct 16 (IPS) - The sun rises in a bright, red line over flat land, small lakes, boreal...

Canada deserves 'Colossal Fossil' award

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 22, 2008 2 comments

[the following was posted on the Toronto Star web site, December 20, 2008] As a non-governmental delegate to the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, I was embarrassed to be Canadian. It was...

International Climate Advocates Slam Canadian Tar Sands

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 11, 2008

Poznan, Poland - Over 60 organizations participating in the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan and other groups around the world today called on Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta's Environment Minister...

Greenpeace challenged Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold’s opposition to glacier...

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | March 1, 2011 1 comment

Greenpeace Argentina recently took on Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold to challenge the company on its efforts to block application of a new law to protect glaciers in Argentina. The action against Barrick Gold came just...

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