The Supreme Court of Canada will consider this week a request by the National Post, civil liberties and media groups to overturn an Appeal ruling that police investigations override the Charter guarantee of free expression.
Environment Canada ignored a similar letter from SEJ sent a year ago, requesting restoration of public access to science that taxpayers have paid for.
White-nose syndrome, an increasing cause of bat mortality, is spreading. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations and pollinating plants.
"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency often finds problems with bottled water, but doesn't tell the public about them. Canada's federal food watchdog issued 29 recall notices for bottled water products between 2000 and early 2008, citing deficiencies such as contamination by bacteria, moulds, glass chips and trace amounts of arsenic. Of the recalls, affecting 49 different products, it issued a public warning in only seven cases, two of which came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made public its recall orders.
Localizing the effects of climate change remains challenging. But a new tool makes it easier to at least pin down the local sources of one of the main greenhouse gases, with the inventory led by Purdue University scientists.
SEJ member Janet Pelley writes about her experience with EC scientists, policy and a press 'minder' at the recent Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research.
Here's a sampling of past SEJ regional events and meet-ups. Photo: Some of the SEJ members at the June 2017 IRE conference, participating in panels and attending the annual SEJ-at-IRE meet-up; courtesy of Jeff Burnside.
On Aug. 27, 2001, a conference of six New England states and five Eastern Canadian provinces will consider a groundbreaking strategy for reducing greenhouse gasses in the region.