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Glyphosate blocks trade between Italy and Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 February 2019 10:08
 
 
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Canadian wheat exports to Italy are still low due to the use of glyphosate. Italy, the country that chose this ban on chemicals in the European Union, did not return to its position, Radio-Canada reported.

Italy, one of Canada's two biggest wheat buyers, stopped ordering in large quantities after learning that some local farmers used glyphosate to ripen grains, Radio-Canada said. The result: a 70% reduction in Canadian wheat imports for six months, from November 2017 to August 2018.

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The herbicide glyphosate persists in wild, edible plants: B.C. study PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:23
 
 
Randy Shore Updated: February 19, 2019 https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/the-herbicide-glyphosate-persists-in-wild-edible-plants-b-c-study
 
Lisa Wood, a forester and assistant professor at the University of Northern B.C., is the author of a study on the impact of aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
 
 
Lisa Wood, a forester and assistant professor at the University of Northern B.C., is the author of a study on the impact of aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
Lisa Wood, a forester and assistant professor at the University of Northern B.C., is the author of a study on the impact of aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Handout
Edible and medicinal forest plants that survive aerial spraying of glyphosate can retain the herbicide and related residues for at least a year, a new study has found.
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Radioactive Waste:Unacceptable Burden on Future Generations PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 13:19

 

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349 Non-Compliance with International Obligations and Commitments: The Precautionary Principle PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:35

Petition 349 Non-Compliance with International Obligations and Commitments: The Precautionary Principle

Petition to the Canadian Environment Commissioner

Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

1230 St Patrick Street

Victoria, BC V8S4Y4

1 (250)294-1339

March 25 2013

Note: Template with signature was faxed on March 20 original sent March 15, 2013

At the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development the precautionary principle was established as an international peremptory norm; and as a principle of International common law it has appeared in different versions;

Citizens have a legitimate expectation that Canada will live up to its international obligations and Commitments, and that scientists will be free to carry out and repot on research without being impeded.  This petition is submitted under the “outline how international environmental commitments are being met”.

 

 

 

A. Failure to implement Precaution principle in Convention on Biological Diversity and the Rio Declaration

B. Failure to implement the precautionary principle in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

C. Failure to abide by the precautionary principle in the Convention on the Law of the Seas and in the Agreement on the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks and anadromous Species 

 

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United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2019 13:56
United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations
The world's foremost racial discrimination committee says Canada must work with Indigenous communities to find an alternative to the $10.7 billion hydro project in B.C.
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https://thenarwhal.ca/united-nations-instructs-canada-to-suspend-site-c-dam-construction-over-indigenous-rights-violations/In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples.
 
 
Canada has until April 8 to report back to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination outlining steps it has taken to halt construction of the hydro project, which would flood 128 kilometres of the Peace River and its tributaries in the heart of Treaty 8 traditional territory.
 
The unusual request from one of the world’s top human rights bodies was made by committee chair Noureddine Amir in a December 14 letter to Canada’s UN Ambassador Rosemary McCarney.
 
It comes as Canada vies for a coveted seat on the UN Security Council and two Treaty 8 First Nations await a court date to determine if the Site C project unjustifiably infringes on their constitutionally protected treaty rights, as they claim in civil actions filed last January.
 
“The Committee is concerned about the alleged lack of measures taken to ensure the right to consultation and free, prior and informed consent with regard to the Site C dam, considering its impact on indigenous peoples’ control and use of their lands and natural resources,” wrote Amir, an Algerian law professor and former diplomat.
 
“The Committee is further concerned that the realization of the Site C dam without free, prior and informed consent, would permanently affects the land rights of affected indigenous peoples in the Province of British Columbia. Accordingly, it would infringe indigenous peoples’ rights protected under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.”
 
Canada missed an August 2018 deadline to report back to the committee on the Site C project, which was approved by the federal government in 2014 and green-lighted by B.C.’s new NDP government in December 2017.
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