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John Bennett is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada. Sierra Club Canada was established in Canada in 1963 and today has five chapters across the country (BC, Prairie, Ontario, Quebec & Atlantic Canada). Sierra Club Canada also has dozens of local groups across the country in communities from Cape Breton to Vancouver! It also has an amazing youth affiliate -- The Sierra Youth Coalition. Major national campaigns include climate change, nuclear energy, protecting biodiversity and transitioning to a sustainable economy. Sierra Club Canada has earned an excellent reputation within its constituency and the broader public for its thoroughly researched positions and for refusing to compromise on its ideals. Sierra Club Canada believes in the power of people everywhere working together to create a better world for all.

Environment Commissioner issues 'scary report'

| February 5, 2013

OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada congratulates outgoing Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan on an honest, hard hitting report on the lack of environmental stewardship by the federal government. Unfortunately it confirms the worst fears of Canadians: that the federal government is not providing environmental stewardship.

"I want to thank Mr. Vaughan for his honest and forthright report on environmental protection in Canada. Unfortunately it is very scary news," said John Bennett, Executive Director.

The Commissioner of the Environment has provided Canadians with a road map to restoring environmental stewardship in Canada. There is a pressing need to prepare to respond to oil spills on both the east and west coasts, the need to regulate the harmful fracking for natural gas, and the need to end the exemption of oil and gas companies from reporting pollution. He also confirmed that the federal government continues to subsidize to the oil industry.

"You don't have to be a "radical" to understand the threat of a 300% increase in tanker traffic off the west coast," said Mr. Bennett.

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Inexplicably, rabble fails to provide us with a link to the Commissioner's report.

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