The Council of Canadians is warning of the risks from a proposed nuclear waste repository on Lake Huron. The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted a proposal for a deep geologic disposal facility on the Bruce Nuclear site in Kincardine, Ontario. The facility will be 680 metres underground and only one mile away from Lake Huron.
(Ottawa) Protests and violent police reaction erupted across Chile on Monday following the approval of two unpopular and potentially devastating dams by a presidentially appointed commission. Police fired water cannons and tear gas at the largely peaceful protests and arrested as many as 100 protesters, including Sara Larraín, the internationally renowned director of environmental group Chile
Ottawa, Canada – In the lead up to Thursday’s Arctic Council meeting, an open letter sent to the Foreign Ministers of Canada, U.S., Norway, Denmark, Greenland and Russia is demanding a moratorium on offshore drilling in Arctic waters.
Toronto, Canada -- Images and testimonials will alert New Gold shareholders at today’s annual meeting about the ongoing opposition to the company’s mine in Cerro San Pedro Mexico.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO and MONTREAL, QUEBEC – A survey of federal political parties, released days before the federal election, shows significant differences of opinion, and in some cases strong concerns with the former Conservative government's free trade negotiations with the European Union.
(Ottawa, ON) - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Amnesty International Canada and the Council of Canadians are calling on all political parties to recognize explicitly the human right to water and sanitation and to commit to ensuring that Canada meets its obligations in upholding these rights for people in Canada.
MONTREAL and OTTAWA, April 27 /CNW/ - Since coming to power the minority government of Stephen Harper has vigorously pursued preferential free trade with despots abroad and spared no quarter for democracy at home, says a broad group of Canadian organizations which are demanding a new foreign policy and trade approach by the next government.
In an open letter to Canadian, US, UK, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish governments, 20 European civil society organizations are demanding a stop to Bruce Power’s plan to ship radioactive waste on the Great Lakes to Sweden.
Bruce Power wants to ship 16 radioactive steam generators from the Great Lakes to Sweden to be processed so that 90% of the metal can be sold onto consumer markets.
Brampton, ON – Dozens of people marched from the outskirts of Toronto through Brampton today on the second of a five day trek against a proposed 2316-acre mega-quarry to be situated in Melancthon, just north of Shelburne, Ontario.