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Ecojustice recently learned that the Federal Court decided to dismiss our neonicotinoid pesticide case on mootness grounds, related to the timing of the case. This means that, although we argued our case forcefully and well at the hearing in November 2018, the Court declined to decide on the merits of what they heard. Our clients,...

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The federal government has a right to take national action on climate change — a problem that poses such a genuine threat to Canadians that it can be classified as an “emergency.” That’s the message the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal sent today when it ruled that the federal government has the power to set a...

The post Victory! Canada cleared to take national climate action appeared first on Ecojustice.

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From Tofino, B.C. to Charlottetown, P.E.I., youth from coast to coast will take to the streets on May 3. Organizers across Canada have spent weeks planning a nation-wide school strike on this date. They’ll march on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, at Queen’s Park in Toronto and City Hall in Calgary, and to other strategic locations...

The post Fridays for Future: Strike for the future on May 3 appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Something from your home could be blocking sewage systems and waterways. Your seemingly benign bathroom products could be introducing non-degradable micro-plastics and microfibers into our rivers, lakes and oceans. But it’s not your fault. Even though many of these products carry a “flushable” label, they aren’t. That’s right. Flushable wipes are not flushable. That’s why...

The post Demand an inquiry into the labelling of “flushable” wipes appeared first on Ecojustice.

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It started with a 15-year-old named Greta Thunberg, striking alone at the Swedish parliament instead of going to her Friday classes. Less than a year later, the Fridays for Future movement has gone global. Inspired by Thunberg, who is now 16, youth around the world are taking a stand. According to organizers, more than 1.4...

The post Meet the youth climate strikers leading Canada’s Fridays for Future movement appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has vowed to derail the national carbon price. Ecojustice is fighting in court to make sure Canada’s climate plan stays on track. The national minimum carbon price went into effect on April 1, 2019. Several provinces, including Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick, are challenging the federal government’s ability to impose...

The post Premier Doug Ford is dragging Ontario down the wrong road on climate change. We’re in court to stop him appeared first on Ecojustice.

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When we talk about climate change, we often focus on the number 1.5. This number was at the heart of the landmark UN climate change report released last fall. It’s also the global temperature rise limit that Canada committed to working towards when it signed the Paris Agreement in 2015. But you may be surprised...

The post Canada’s climate is changing faster than in the rest of the world. Our laws need to catch up appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Two important events related to carbon pricing in Ontario come together by coincidence on April 1. Well, make that three, if we count April’s Fool’s Day. Which, given the foolishness of the Doug Ford government, we probably should. Ecojustice will see the Ford government in court today, April 1, for its gutting of Ontario’s cap...

The post April Fools: Ontario’s climate policy is a scary joke appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Albertans are heading to the polls and the rest of Canada won’t be far behind. As campaigns rev up, Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson offers perspective on the greenhouse gas equivalent of the “Tragedy of the Commons.” When it comes to climate change, many people, businesses and governments claim to play only a small part in...

The post How “small” contributions to climate change create big problems appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Today is the International Day of Forests, a day to raise awareness about the importance of forests to the health of our planet. Canada’s boreal forest, for example, keeps the earth’s climate habitable and purifies the air and water. Boreal caribou are known as bellwethers of the boreal forest’s well-being. Healthy caribou populations signal that...

The post Go to bat to protect boreal caribou appeared first on Ecojustice.

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