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Obama and Harper Establish Clean Energy Dialogue

Article: Obama and Harper Establish Clean Energy Dialogue

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, February 19, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced plans to collaborate on a new clean energy economy as a key element of broader economic recovery and reinvestment efforts between the United States and Canada. “I value our strategic partnership with Canada and look forward to…

Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

Article: Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Government of Canada led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, newly re-elected last week, will immediately draft the world’s first regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of plastic baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A. The government also will take action to limit…

Canada Preserves Arctic Wilderness for Whales, Bears, Birds

Article: Canada Preserves Arctic Wilderness for Whales, Bears, Birds

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government has announced that it will protect more than 450,000 hectares (1,737 square miles) of Arctic wilderness in the Nunavut Territory, including a globally significant Important Bird Area, by establishing three new National Wildlife Areas. Northern fulmar (Photo by Ryan Shaw) The protected areas are…

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

Article: Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government is asking for public comment on whether or not to ban the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles than contain the chemical bisphenol A. The chemical has been shown to leach from some plastics, harming human health by disrupting normal hormone and…

Canada Supreme Court to Decide Limits to Environmental Class Actions

Article: Canada Supreme Court to Decide Limits to Environmental Class Actions

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Lawyers for two environmental groups intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday, challenging a Quebec Court of Appeal decision that could impair the rights of citizens to launch class action lawsuits over environmental nuisances. Represented by pro bono counsel from the law firm Ecojustice and the…

Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

Article: Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 24, 2008 (ENS) – In an attempt to prevent the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society from interfering with this year’s seal hunt, the Canadian government Friday issued a warning to the organization that one of its vessels is believed to be “in contravention of international maritime conventions.” In a fax to the…