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Save the date! CAPE board member and tireless climate health advocate Dr. Courtney Howard has been asked to speak at the inaugural Planetary Health Annual Meeting in Boston MA, April 29-30th. It's shaping up to be a great weekend - more info coming soon!

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via Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Since 2002, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) price of nuclear power has risen by 60%. OPG is now seeking a 180% price increase to pay for the continued operation of its high-cost Pickering Nuclear Station and the re-building of Darlington’s aging reactors. Meanwhile, OPG continues to tell MPPs and other decision-makers that nuclear power is our lowest-cost option for keeping the lights on and that it is not possible to import low-cost power from Quebec. Both of these claims are false. According to Hydro Quebec’s CEO Eric Martel, Quebec has 3,000 megawatts of surplus power available for export and the utility is more than willing to sign long-term fixed-price export contracts.
Please contact the Premier and your MPP and let them know you want to see Ontario secure some real cost savings by making a long-term deal with Quebec to permit the closing of the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018 when its licence expires. 

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CAPE board member Dr. Eric Notebaert spoke at a Quebec pesticide strategy debate on Friday on the topic of "Physicians in action, and why most don't". It was a fantastic conference that brought together farmers, physicians, politicians, researchers, and others.
https://evenements.uqam.ca/detail/747547-grand-debat-lstrategie-quebecoise-sur-les-pesticides-2015-2018-pour-une-approche-ecosante-des-enjeux-impacts-et-defisr
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Early bird ticket sales end TODAY for Upstream's "Closing the Gap: Better health for all" SDOH conference in Ottawa on April 8th. Don't miss out! http://www.thinkupstream.net/closingthegap

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Did you know the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is holding their annual international conference in Montreal April 4th-7th? The conference theme is Impact Assessment's Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change. Registration closes March 15th!

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Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, has re-introduced a private member's bill to provide consumers with the right to know what ingredients are in everyday products.

"Protection begins with knowledge and this is why I am tabling a bill that should provide consumers with the right to access that information, the right to know act. This bill would require that all products, especially foods, household cleaners, and cosmetics, carry clearly marked labels specifying their toxic contents."

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Don't miss this year's Upstream conference April 8th in Ottawa! CAPE VP Dr. Courtney Howard will be speaking along with many other health leaders and decision-makers. Early bird ticket sales end Feb 13th!

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Via Climate Fast: Let’s Make Canada’s Largest City Carbon Free! Sign the petition to ask Toronto Mayor John Tory and City Council to fund the city's climate action plan.

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Stronger household product labelling laws would help Canadians avoid toxics in cleaning and personal care products, new report finds. http://environmentaldefence.ca/labelling
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Stronger household product labelling laws would help Canadians avoid toxics in cleaning and personal care products, new report finds. http://environmentaldefence.ca/labelling
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