MEDIA RELEASE

Are you concerned about pesticide spraying in our forests?

Do you want  to know more about this practice in our area? A large gathering is organized by a group of citizens concerned with spraying  and its impact on our health:

Friday, November 18 at 7: 00
Marché Centre-Ville
Tracadie, NB

A total of at least 14,000 signatures to Stop Spraying NB will be presented on this evening. David Coon, leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, has agreed to accept and table the petition to the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. He will therefore be present at the meeting.

Of these 14,000 signatures, a total of 8,000 signatures were gathered in the Acadian Peninsula alone in a 3 month period for the ongoing Stop Spraying NB petition campaign (14,000 signatures collected province-wide had already been submitted at the NB Legislature on May 18, 2016). The other 6,000 signatures have been received from all over the rest of the province by many citizens for the group Stop Spraying New Brunswick. The Acadian Peninsula is now part of the provincial movement  STOP SPRAYING N.B. But in addition to the forests, the people of this part of the province are also greatly concerned about spraying in the blueberry fields . "The people of the Peninsula refuse to be poisoned," said Amédée Boucher, responsible for having collected a bulk of signatures, "but signing  the petition is only the first step. It'll take your presence November 18 to leave a clear message to our politicians: enough is enough. " He invites  all organizations who are concerned about our forests, nature, health and future generations, to support them.  Mme. Nancy Benoit, mother of three young children, adds "cancer rates have increased dramatically in New Brunswick and every year, every family is affected by this disease and increasingly young. It is more than time we do something . "  M. Eloi Benoit, for his part, believes "that we must think of future generations and if we continue like this, we're going in the wrong direction. Also, who is taking care of animals? "concludes Mr. Benoit. Please join us!

We have now submitted a total of 28,000 signatures since the campaign began in December, 2015.

For more information in English, contact Francois Couturier at 506-252-7784.

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ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
Arrêt de l’arrosage - réunion publique à Tracadie