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46 Community & Social Groups sign on to Community Right to Know Bylaw

Toronto, June 19, 2008

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Residents' Stories Show Need for Pollution Disclosure Law

June 12, 2008 

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Tetra Paks Make LCBO's New Promotion "Enviro Sham" not "Enviro Chic"

Monday, March 31, 2008
For Immediate Release

Toronto: Today’s launch of the LCBO’s “Enviro Chic” Campaign that includes promoting Tetra Paks is really an “Enviro Sham” says a Toronto-based environmental group.

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City releases new draft plan that gives public right to know who pollutes

January 7, 2008

(Toronto) Today, a major environmental initiative takes a significant step forward at City Hall as Toronto Public Health released a draft plan that will make up the Community Right to Know (CRTK) bylaw.

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Toronto Gets a C+ for Fighting Smog

October 31, 2007

Council Tax Tricks Take Away Anti-Smog Treats

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Smog Hikers put up 1430 Messages

For Immediate Release, September 24, 2007

Smog Hikers put up 1,430 messages
Postering bylaws prevent hike from reaching goal

 

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Symbolic Hike Honours 1700 Victims of Toronto's Killer Smog

For Immediate Release, September 23, 2007

“Smog gives me asthma” is one of 1,700 personalized messages in the shape of silhouetted faces that’s now adorning Yonge Street lamp posts today as part of a citizens’ hike to represent annual smog-related deaths in Toronto.

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Provincial Export of Dirty Electricity Responsible for 130 Ontario Deaths

July 16, 2007

For Immediate Release

Toronto: New information released today reveals that provincially-owned Ontario Power Generation's (OPG's) exporting of dirty coal-fired electricity to the United States was responsible for up to 130 unnecessary fatalities in Ontario.

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Twenty three chemicals in Toronto’s air exceed health-based benchmarks

July 5, 2007

Toronto Public Health has just identified 23 toxic chemicals released into Toronto’s air that exceed health-based benchmarks and subsequently, pose a great risk to our health and environment. These chemicals include carcinogens such as cadmium, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Shockingly, the exposure ratios ranged anywhere from ten times to 1000 times above benchmarks.

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