Media Releases

Fundy Baykeeper calls for stronger marine protection standards

On July 31, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott submitted recommendations to the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards. The submission recommends protection and process standards that should be adopted in … [Read more...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

Statement on new Fisheries Act passing House of Commons

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Bill C-68, the proposed new Fisheries Act, passing in the House of Commons. “Today we are one step closer to … [Read more...]

40th anniversary screening of Budworks in Fredericton with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston

Back-to-back film nights at Conserver House include Livingston’s most recent documentary on clean energy and fracking,100 Short Stories FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to host a pair of film screenings with … [Read more...]

Canadian organizations challenge Canada to a zero plastic waste future

In Canada, nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, they contaminate ecosystems, kill wildlife, and leach toxic chemicals. It’s time for Canada to deal with its plastic … [Read more...]

Statement on Premier Gallant’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Brian Gallant’s cabinet shuffle announced today: “We welcome the Hon. Andrew Harvey (MLA — Carleton-Victoria) as he takes over the … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett appointed co-chair of federal government’s Just Transition Task Force for coal phase out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 April 2018 OTTAWA —  The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, has been appointed by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, as the co-chair of the … [Read more...]

Statement on final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach

Attention News Editors: The provincial government has released the summary report and individual technical reports of the steering committee set up to examine water quality issues at Parlee Beach. Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation … [Read more...]

On Earth Day, as concern over climate change grows, so too does our interest in retrofitting our homes and using more renewable energy

Saint John and St. Andrews — Have you wondered what you can do to lessen your home’s carbon footprint? Would you like to learn more about the options available to you and the practical steps you can take to make a real difference? Here is your chance … [Read more...]

Economic research shows Canada can afford to take greater climate action

Canada’s GDP is expected to grow at least 38 per cent by the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline, even with greater greenhouse gas reductions than the current federal plan OTTAWA, ONT. — Meeting Canada’s international climate commitments under the Paris … [Read more...]