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Recent Releases from Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Doctors say: Too many Canadian children lack protection from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens

Published Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:21:59 EST Read More

Doctors say: Too many Canadian children lack protection from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens TORONTO (August 30, 2016) - The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report that documents the dismal state of affairs when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens. The report, which compares provincial and municipal laws used to limit the cosmetic use of pesticides on la...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Loves Bees!

Published Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:48:44 EST Read More

Op-Ed By Gideon Forman and Beatrice Olivastri Back in November, the Ontario government signaled its intention to reduce the use of “neonic” pesticides on corn and soy seed by 80% by 2017. A prime motivator for the proposal was a new analysis from the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides--a group of 29 independent scientists from around the world--who examined 800 scientific papers and concluded neonics “pose a serious risk of harm to honeybees and other poll...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: “Neonic” Pesticide Ban Vital for Bee Health --and Our Own

Published Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:01:34 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Caroline Schultz, and Faisal Moola In a few short days many of us will gather among family and friends for a thanksgiving feast, and as we thank our hard-working farmers we must not forget about their petite partners in food production -- honey bees and other pollinators! But these vital creatures are now in peril, threatened by a new class of pesticides called “neonicotinoids” (“neonics”) which are used on over 95% of corn seed and 55% of so...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Time for Ontario to seize far-offshore wind opportunities in the Great Lakes

Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:25:12 EST Read More

Over three and a half years ago, a cancellation, publicly referred to as a moratorium, on offshore wind was announced. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is perplexed by the lack of action in advancing a far-offshore wind sector in Ontario. The original February 2011 decision was made ostensibly to allow time to conduct more studies. Almost nothing has happened since this announcement. Ontario should be applauded for eliminating coal generation in a timely manner, ...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Doctors Urge Province to Ramp-Up Renewable Energy

Published Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:15:40 EST Read More

by Dr. David Colby, Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, and Gideon Forman The Ontario government’s recent announcement that it will add 900 megawatts of new renewable energy to the provincial grid is welcome news indeed. Projected to come on-line starting in 2014, the new electricity will be sufficient to power over 125,000 homes every year and create over 6,000 jobs. It shows Queen’s Park is committed to building up renewables and is to be applauded. But if the government ...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Is Ontario blowing its chance to be an offshore wind winner?

Published Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:43:02 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field? Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. Why are the Americans aggressively committing to new offshore projects on the east coast of the US and their side of the Grea...... Click here to read this release