This report consists of short political, geographic and industrial profiles of six counties in Eastern & Central Ontario: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lanark, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward, and Frontenac.
The Introduction also includes an overview of some of the main pieces of legislation that affect water in Ontario as well as a regional overview of some of the First Nation communities present in and around the target region.Read more
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With the help and consultation of teachers, teachers unions, educators, board employees and community groups, Polaris developed curriculum resources that were separated in 3 main parts: Science (gr.9), Geography (gr.9) and Civics (gr.10). These curriculum resources set out to provide sample activities and tools that can be used by high school teachers to better integrate water issues into their classrooms.Read more
Press Release: The Sombath Initiative
A petition spearheaded by the Sombath Initiative calls on governments and the UN Human Rights Council to put the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone at the centre of the Universal Periodic Review for the Lao PDR.
Endorsed by 145 organisations from six continents, and sent to over 40 missions to the United Nations in Geneva, the petition asserts the disappearance of Sombath Somphone parallels a decisive reversal in democratic space, signals a deterioration of the human rights situation throughout the country, and is the most visible manifestation of a broader and deeper malaise pervading the Lao PDR.Read more
(Updated January 2015) This short corporate profile of SNC-Lavalin highlights elements of its corporate structure, some of its controversies and contracts it has obtained in Canada.Read more
Leading environmental organizations & community groups call for the National Energy Board to consider the upstream climate impacts of the pipeline.
Montreal, QC - Today, over 60 environmental and community groups from across Canada sent a letter to Peter Watson, head of the National Energy Board, demanding that the NEB include climate change in its review of the Energy East project. This letter comes on addition to 60,000 messages sent from people all across Canada to the NEB calling for a climate review.