Canada Greenpeace

Report Aims To Stop Canada's Slide Into 'Surveillance Society'

CBC | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Business

With the government's controversial proposed anti-terror law set to be passed into law within weeks, some of Bill C-51's most outspoken crit...

Greenpeace Sparked a Revolution. It's Time For Another

Emily Hunter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada
Emily Hunter

My father, Robert Hunter, had coined the term "mind bomb" as an expression that our greatest tool for revolution was our own consciousness. He believed that mass media (early broadcast media at the time) could help spark that consciousness shift and a societal shift by changing the story of our times. The reality is the tides are turning. Despite the stories of impossibility in the fight against climate change, there are some new stories being written of possibility. It will still take many more of us -- millions and billions of us -- to continue to share these news stories and to create the "mind bomb" moments.

It's Time Canada Lived Up to Its Climate Commitments

Joe Gunn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Joe Gunn

By the end of March, Ottawa should have announced its plan to contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon pollution. Yet, silence reigned in the Great White North. That favourite stalling tactic of Canadian negotiators that says we won't reduce our emissions if others refuse to act simply doesn't hold when others have indeed kept their promises.

The Government Can't Intimidate Activists By Calling Us Extremists

David Suzuki | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force, obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil fuels.

Beware of Greenpeace's Plea for 'Volunteer Interns'

Cody Battershill | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Business
Cody Battershill

This fairly clear ministry statement may explain why, when I and others questioned Greenpeace Canada via social media last week about the Greenpeace internship posting, the posting very quickly disappeared. Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based labour lawyer, pointed out on social media that he thought Greenpeace "is running numerous illegal unpaid internship scams. Employee misclassification at its finest."

TransCanada: We Just Thought About Smear Campaign, We Didn't Do It

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Business

TransCanada PipeLines acknowledges it considered aggressive tactics such as using proxy groups to attack opponents of the company's proposed Energy Ea...

Greenpeace's Hudema Takes Credit Without Offering Solutions

Cody Battershill | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Hudema and his divisive Greenpeace organization are patting themselves on the back over the fact Norwegian giant Statoil and French brand Total just pulled billions of dollars in planned investment from Alberta's oilsands.

Don't Believe the Alarmist Talk About Forests

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Environmentalists paint a dire picture of our forests, whereas in fact, as my colleagues Jasmin Guénette and Pierre Desrochers recently demonstrated, they're actually doing rather well.

Company Defends Rejection Of Alberta Oil Spill Ad

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

Pattison Outdoor Advertising is denying allegations that the company's decision to not run a Greenpeace billboard in Alberta was politically motivated...

Greenpeace Cries Double Standard Over This Billboard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Greenpeace wants to know why its billboard on solar energy was rejected in Edmonton while an ad denying that humans have an impact on climat...

How B.C. Forestry Went From Protests To Partnerships

Stephanie Goodwin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Stephanie Goodwin

In the 1990s, destructive logging and an unresponsive forest industry prompted protests, blockades and international market campaigns from Greenpeace and others. There is a fabled quote from those days where a logging executive says, "No one wants to buy a 2 x 4 with a protester attached to it." This defined the problem: how do we reinstate the social licence to operate and log in a place that is world-renowned for its forests?

Endangered Whale Meat Shipped Through Canada: Greenpeace

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - An international environmental organization is calling on Canada to adopt stricter trade laws after meat of the endangered fin whale was rec...

Detained Greenpeace Activists Due Home Soon

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The mother of one of two Canadian Greenpeace activists detained in Russia since September says she's getting a wonderful late Christmas pre...

Russia Drops Charges Against Most Greenpeace Arctic Protesters

CBC | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Impact

The sister of one of the Greenpeace activists arrested in Russia over an oil-rig protest says his family is "cautiously optimistic" about ...

Russia Grants Greenpeace Activist Amnesty

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The mother of one of two Canadian Greenpeace activists recently detained in Russia says her son might be home as early as this Friday."He w...

Russia Releases Canadian On Bail

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The two Canadians who were among 30 people arrested in Russia following a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic now have been gran...

Will This Become The 'New Normal'?

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Train disasters such as Saturday's derailment in Alberta will become the "new normal" unless Ottawa tightens safety rules for shipping dange...

Charges For Greenpeace Protesters?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - Sixteen Greenpeace protesters are now awaiting a decision on whether they will face charges for a day-long demonstration at an oil sto...

Quebec Calls Out Russia Over Greenpeace Arrests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec is wading into international waters, calling out the Russian government in the case of Greenpeace activists arrested during a protes...

Quebec Asks Russia For Clemency In Greenpeace Arrests

CBC | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada

The Quebec government is calling on Russian authorities to release the Greenpeace activists. Jean-François Lisée last night attended a of the gro...

SET THEM FREE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Greenpeace is organizing protests in a handful of Canadian cities to call for the release of two activists from Quebec and Ontario who were ...

Six More Greenpeace Activists Sent To Russian Jail

CP | Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada

MOSCOW - A court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Sunday sent six more Greenpeace activists to jail for two months and showed no sign that ...

Biking to Save the Arctic With Greenpeace

Farrah Khan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Farrah Khan

This time last year, the world watched as the Arctic melt hit a record low and more ice disappeared than ever before. On September 15 Greenpeace has called for an international day of action to bring together the millions of people who have spoken up to protect the Arctic. Large-scale, family friendly bike rides -- we call them Ice Rides -- are being organized across the globe.

Safety Rules For Different Types Of Oil Could Save Lives: Greenpeace

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - A regulatory failure to distinguish between different types of crude — and to recognize the potentially explosive qualities of so-called sh...

David Suzuki Empowers 8,000 Youth to Wake Up Canada!

Amy MacPherson | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Amy MacPherson

On April 25, 2013, renowned scientist Dr. David Suzuki attended the WFCU Centre to empower the crowd with his Wake Up Canada call. It's a campaign organized by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition to support a day of action, encouraging kids to advocate for their environmental future through the very media that overlooked them this time around.