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Ontario promises to protect millions of hectares of the Boreal Forest in the Far North

Feature story | July 15, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace celebrates the Ontario government’s promise to protect at least 22.5 million hectares of intact Boreal Forest in the far north of the province.

Dear Minister Jeffrey – not words, but deeds, please

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | June 17, 2011

In response to our recently released report on the McGuinty Government’s failing management of Ontario’s forests Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffrey has feigned some surprise, saying:  I try to understand the motivation...

Bill 83 to protect free speech “a priority” for Kathleen Wynne

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | February 11, 2014

With the Ontario legislature set to get back to work in one week, not long after Valentine’s day, Premier Kathleen Wynne showed some love for Bill 83 on Reddit today, describing the key free speech legislation as “a priority” of her...

Groups urge swift passage of Ontario Bill 83

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 29, 2013

A range of environmental, civil liberties and social justice organisations today urged Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen to ensure the passage of Bill 83: The Protection of Public Particiaption Act 2013 . The law is widely...

Hiding endangered species in your budget?

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | April 24, 2012

Today, the Toronto Star published an editorial by prominent Canadian lawyer Clayton Ruby about the Ontario Government's efforts to undermine its Endangered Species Act and hide it in their budget bill.  Once you've read Clayton's...

Ring of Fire Minister not listening to First Nations

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | July 21, 2012

I recently had the privilege of attending a meeting with the Minister of Northern Development and Mines as an observer with Neskantaga First Nation . You can follow Neskantaga’s campaign to protect their rights here . Talks were...

Threatened caribou posters hit the streets of Toronto

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | May 19, 2011 2 comments

“The government’s conservation plan does little to reduce or eliminate the threats to this iconic species. The plan assumes industrial development can occur under almost any scenario in the caribou’s boreal forest habitat. As a result...

Give Green Energy a Fair Shot: Come Clean on Nuclear Costs

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | April 19, 2012

Politicians from the left and right are looking for ways to keep Ontario’s spending under control.  A story out of Quebec today shows one way Ontario could save billions of dollars: reign in nuclear spending.   Hydro-Quebec...

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