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Nov 17th, 2020
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Former Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis News release from the Conseil de la Nation huronne-wendat Nov 14, 2020 It is with sorrow and great sadness that we have just learned of the death of the former Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Mr. Max “One Onti” Gros-Louis. Our first words are addr...
Nov 16th, 2020
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Young Ontarian clients -David LeBlanc photo The Applicants in the case, 7 young people, are arguing that the Ford government’s climate policy, which weakened Ontario’s climate targets in 2018, violates their Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the person. from the National Unio...
Nov 13th, 2020
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A woodland caribou calf pictured in Quebec in 2017. Advocates say woodland caribou could be impacted by the Ontario government’s move to exempt forestry companies from endangered species law. Wikimedia Commons photo By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government is attempting to make...
Nov 6th, 2020
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Letter from AWARE Simcoe chair Don Morgan to MPPs Jill Dunlop, Doug Downey, Andrea Khanjin and others Many residents who live in the area of Lake Simcoe and are affected directly or indirectly with the health of the lake and the watershed are wondering what is going on with the Lake Simcoe Protection...
Nov 3rd, 2020
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Robin Wall Kimmerer What Does the Earth Ask of Us? From the Queen’s University Biological Station Webinar with Robin Wall Kimmerer Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology at State University of New York (SUNY),and award-winning author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Kno...
Oct 28th, 2020
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Justice Michael Manson From the David Suzuki Foundation VANCOUVER – A Federal Court judge ruled that the Canadian government will not go on trial under his watch for its contributions to climate change, with youth plaintiffs in La Rose v. Her Majesty the Queen notified today that they must first take...
Oct 27th, 2020
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Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda The Afro-descendant and Indigenous Garifuna community of Honduras continues to demand the safe return of the five members of their community abducted by armed men dressed in police and military uniforms in July From Peoples Dispatch October 26 marked the 100th day since...
Sep 10th, 2020
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AWARE News Network The AWARE Simcoe board of directors has adopted the following  statement: AWARE Simcoe recognizes that the injustices experienced by people of colour in our communities are a result of white privilege and are a legacy of North America’s history of colonialism and slavery. Our organ...
Jul 19th, 2020
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The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram  through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
Jul 13th, 2020
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  Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from Nature Canada and 235 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe July 10 2020 As organizations with a strong commitment to defending nature in Canada, we want to acknowledge the efforts that the Government of Canada has made to protect Canada’s populatio...