Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture

Will you stand up for Canadian Charities?

2015-09-14

Dear Friend, 


For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to the concerns of Canadians who want social progress, better health and a clean and safe environment. From laws banning smoking in public places and the creation of anti-drinking and driving laws, to the reversal of the depletion of the ozone layer and the curbing of the acid rain crisis -– all these achievements and more were a result of the efforts of charities and the millions of Canadians who supported them. 


It is important for a healthy democracy that charities are involved in shaping public policy.


 

We are asking all federal party leaders to fix our broken charitable laws. 


Doing so will ensure Canadians continue to have an ongoing avenue for voicing their concerns about issues that impact their daily lives.


Will you stand with us and ask for a healthy democracy in Canada? 


 

Sign the petition

Read the Report.

 

 

Yours in defence of the environment and democracy,


Diane Beckett
Interim Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation 

We Marched for Jobs, Justice and the Climate - and made history!

We Marched for Jobs, Justice and the Climate- and made history!


Written by: Alyssa Beurling



This past Sunday over 10,000 people (some reports saying closer to 15,000) flooded Toronto to take a stand for climate justice and a green economy. The march began in Queen’s Park outside Ontario’s legislature and continued loudly down the streets of Toronto to the grounds of Allan Gardens. This rally was the second largest Canadian climate demonstration, the first was held in Quebec earlier this year, and came just days before the Pan American Climate Summit and Economic summits also being held in Toronto.... Read more »

Government agency admits pesticides behind bee deaths, but still refuses to take action

Media Release, September 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA - The decision by the Pest Management Regulation Agency (PMRA) to let another year go by without acting on bee killing pesticides -- even after admitting its actions to date have been inadequate -- is unacceptable, says Sierra Club Canada.

The PMRA posted a notice on its website September 12th admitted: "current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are affecting the environment due to their impacts on bees and other pollinators."... Read more »

Intensive Livestock Operations

Since 2000 our Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture program has been expanded to include Intensive Livestock Operations.  Intensive Livestock Operations (ILO) are creeping up across the country at an increased rate. ... Read more »

Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture

Farmed fish and seafood has increasingly become a political, environmental and social justice issue and yet consumption of these commodities continues to grow inCanada.  Shrimp, now affordable and widely available is still sometimes regarded as a food of the affluent.  Much of the ‘cheap’ shrimp sold today is produced on shrimp farms.  ... Read more »

            

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