Reports

Pesticide Free? Oui!: An Analysis of Quebec's Pesticides Management Code and Recommendations for Effective Provincial Policy

April 2008
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Pesticide Free? Oui! analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Quebec's Pesticides Management Code, the first provincial ban in Canada on the use and sale of certain cosmetic pesticides. More »

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Returning Salmon: Integrated planning and the Wild Salmon Policy of B.C.

March 2008
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This report evaluates implementation of the Wild Salmon Policy and looks at how other federal and provincial government initiatives, such as the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement and Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) planning process, can be brought together. More »

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Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference

March 2008
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Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference, issued by the country's 11 largest environmental and conservation organizations offers practical directions for addressing the number one concern for Canadians — the state of the environment. The groups' recommendations centre on climate change, energy use, food production, toxic substances, water, forests and oceans. More »

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Marine Protected Areas Progress Report Card

January 2008
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The Living Oceans Society, David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club British Columbia have produced this progress report card to assess Canada's performance in meeting its national and international commitments to establish a global network of Marine Protected Areas by 2012. The performances of classmates Australia and the United States were assessed to provide a comparison. In light of the poor grades Canada received, specific steps have been recommended outlining how and where Canada needs improvement in order to get a passing grade by 2012. More »

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Fish Farms Drive Wild Salmon Toward Local Extinction

December 2007
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This is a summary of Declining wild salmon populations in relation to parasites from farm salmon, a study conducted by a team of biologists, fisheries scientists, and mathematicians from Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta and published in the peer-reviewed journal _Science_ in December 2007. It investigates the impacts of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon abundance. More »

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Hot properties: How global warming could transform B.C.'s real estate sector

November 2007
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Hot Properties was commissioned by the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC) to provide an analysis of how global warming will affect B.C.'s real estate sector. More »

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Canada's Polar Bear: Falling through the Cracks?

November 2007
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Canada's Polar Bear: Falling through the Cracks details the status of polar bears in Canada, the threats they face, the efficacy of federal, provincial and territorial legislation to protect the polar bear, and need for new protected areas in polar bear habitat. More »

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Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada

October 2007
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Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada, by David Suzuki Foundation sustainable fisheries analyst Scott Wallace, offers recommendations to reduce the ecological impact of bottom trawling while still maintaining access to fisheries resources. More »

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Prescription for a Healthy Canada: Towards a National Environment Health Strategy

September 2007
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This report examines key environmental health issues in Canada, assesses shortcomings in Canadian environmental policy in these areas, and considers innovative approaches in other jurisdictions. The David Suzuki Foundation recommends that Canada develop and implement a national strategy to ensure coordinated, effective, and timely action to address environmental health concerns. More »

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Northern Exposure: Acute Pesticide Poisonings in Canada

June 2007
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Northern Exposure counts the thousands of Canadians that have suffered from acute poisoning from pesticides. The report is a wake-up call to federal and provincial governments to take action to protect Canadians from the dangers of pesticides. More »

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Rich Wildlife, Poor Protection: The urgent need for strong legal protection of British Columbia's biodiversity

June 2007
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Rich Wildlife, Poor Protection investigates 3,672 native and regularly occurring terrestrial and freshwater species and subspecies in B.C. This is the first Canadian study to report endangerment below the species level. More »

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Toward a National Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada: Putting Canada on the Path to Sustainability within a Generation

January 2007
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According to several recent studies, Canada has among the worst environmental record of any developed country, ranking 28th out of 30 OECD countries. Without changes, Canada risks continuing deterioration of its environment, human health, quality of life, and international reputation. This report begins with an overview of sustainable development planning in Canada and evaluates this against international best practices. It also includes a draft of the proposed National Sustainability Act. More »

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