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SeaChoice transitions to hold seafood supply chain more accountable

July 19, 2017

VANCOUVER/HALIFAX — For more than 10 years, SeaChoice has helped retailers and consumers make seafood choices that support sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Now it's embarking on a new direction: To reform unsustainable seafood production and become Canada's leading sustainable seafood watchdog.

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Citizen-led "Butterflyway" established in Richmond

July 17, 2017

David Suzuki Foundation volunteers celebrate new corridors for bees and butterflies

RICHMOND, B.C. — Over the past two months, David Suzuki Foundation volunteers have planted a network of close to two dozen new butterfly-friendly gardens in Richmond, B.C., in schoolyards and city and neighbourhood parks. The plantings were established as part of the Butterflyway Project, a national effort to reimagine neighbourhoods as highways of habitat for pollinators, from bumblebees to monarch butterflies.

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Judge orders a hearing of environmental groups' pesticide case

July 17, 2017

TORONTO (July 17, 2018) — A Federal Court judge has ruled that a case to protect pollinators from neonicotinoid pesticides must be heard before the courts.

Ecojustice lawyers on behalf of their clients at Ontario Nature, Wilderness Committee, David Suzuki Foundation and Friends of the Earth Canada successfully fended off four motions to dismiss their case about the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's (PMRA) continued registrations of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides without the scientific information necessary to determine the pesticides' risks to pollinators.

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Environmental groups back in court over pollinator-killing pesticides

July 5, 2017

Groups ready to fight off federal government's attempt to dismiss lawsuit

TORONTO (July 5, 2017) — Ecojustice lawyers are in court this week to tell the federal government to buzz off.

"Our clients — and the bees and other wild pollinators — deserve their day in court," said Julia Croome, Ecojustice lawyer. "The federal government has for years allowed widespread and growing use of neonicotinoid pesticides without doing its homework on the environmental risks. Our case aims to change that."

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Grassy Narrows mercury cleanup plan is long overdue; David Suzuki visits community

June 28, 2017

TORONTO (June 28) — The Ontario government's plan to clean the mercury-contaminated Wabigoon River system is welcome news, says the David Suzuki Foundation. The Ontario government announced it will spend $85 million to clean the mercury that has poisoned the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and nearby Whitedog First Nation for generations. The English-Wabigoon watershed cleanup is expected to begin next year.

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