Population and the Environment

Harper Goes Far Too Slow – Says All But ‘No’ – To Sound Plan For Canada’s Energy Future

An obscure regulation will come into effect this July as a result of an initiative of the Conservative government of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper. It prohibits the construction of any new coal burning electrical plant in Canada and will phase out those currently operating by the year 2061.....

......While provinces have the power to follow Ontario’s lead and shut down coal burning plants, the federal government has the opportunity to offer incentives to do so.


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SAVE THE DATE for Toronto's March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate


When: Sunday, July 5th from 1 pm= 6:30 pm.

Who: YOU and thousands of other passionate people

What: Gathering in Toronto for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.

Why:  To stand up against the climate crisis and tell the story of a new economy that works for people and the planet. 

Background... Read more »

Getting to Know Ontario’s Wildlife: The Coyote

By Julia Kole

Sneaky suburban invader? Pesky predator?  Mangy mutt? Wile E. Coyote?

Are any of these the taglines that come to mind when you think of the Canis latrans? Many people are familiar with this clever wild canine; however, there are many misconceptions out there that give these creatures a bad name. I hope that this small article will help bring coyotes out of the shifty shadows of misunderstanding and into the light of respect.

The Fast Facts:

Type: Mammal

Size: length, 120-150 cm; tail, 40 cm; height, 50-66 cm

Weight: 9-18 kg

Lifespan: up to 14 years... Read more »

MEC Bikefest Toronto

June 23, 2012 at the Distillery Historic District
11:00am to 5:30pm

MEC Bikefest

About MEC Bikefest

MEC Bikefest is a daylong community celebration of all things bicycle related. Our goal is to bring together Toronto’s bicycle community and those new to bikes, to celebrate the wonders of cycling. Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in Toronto.


This free event has something for everyone, so bring the whole family down to the sweetest cycling celebration of the summer. Workshops and clinics are $5 each with proceeds being donated to our community partner, Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union). Group Rides are free, however registration is required as space is limited.... Read more »

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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