Canadian Environmental Network Funding Has Been Cut- PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!

We’ve received some bad news yesterday evening that the Federal Government has decided to terminate its funding agreement with the Canadian Environment Network (CEN), which is a major supporter of the Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides-NL.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network (NLEN), like the all the other provincial environment networks across the country, receives a small core operating grant (~$18,000 annually) to run our part-time office. Yesterday’s decision means that this source of funding for the NLEN will cease. We will of course be calling for a reversal on this decision, while also seeking alternate sources of funding for the fiscal year 2012 and beyond.

The links below are a number of items prepared by the CEN including a press release and a backgrounder on the CEN. If you have connections with the MPs in your ridings and feel that they could lend support to the CEN / NLEN, I encourage you to make contact with them. The sample letter to MPs (also attached) can serve as a starting point.

Some commentary that’s already appeared on this – have a look at the first one in particular:

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2011/10/cut-their-money-and-maybe-nobody-will-stand-environement

http://www.timescolonist.com/touch/story.html?id=5546925

http://www.ndp.ca/article/environment-minister-wrong-to-cancel-crucial-funding-leslie

Canadian Environmental Network – Brief – Winter 2011 (EN)

Sample Letter to MPs (EN)-1

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One response to “Canadian Environmental Network Funding Has Been Cut- PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!

  1. Pingback: Canadian Environmental Network Funding Cut by Federal Government – EcoJustice – Ontario Trillium Foundation – Enviromental Defence – Sierra Club « Pesticide Truths

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