Green Budget Coalition

Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

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UPDATE: #BlackOutSpeakOut Events

Media Release, May 29, 2012

#BlackOutSpeakOut Update

We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that silence is not an option in face of the war on nature and democracy.

This week here in Ottawa we have two events:

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#BlackOutSpeakOut Ottawa Teach-in May 30th

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »


Green Budget Coalition Releases Self-Financing Recommendations For 2011 Federal Budget


November 25, 2010

Green Budget Coalition Releases
Self-Financing Recommendations
For 2011 Federal Budget

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Prentice defends environmental policies

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jim Prentice was forced to defend his government’s environmental policies as critics continued to slam the feds for failing to address climate change in the budget.

“If anyone ever wanted evidence the government doesn’t believe in climate change all they need to do is read this budget,” said John Bennett, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. “There’s nothing in here that’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.”

Additional Excerpt:

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May called the budget “a kick in the teeth” to the environment, while NDP Leader Jack Layton expressed concerns about more than $50 million in planned cuts to Environment Canada’s budget.... Read more »


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