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30. Statement on the Beaufort Sea

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2888
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
MacKenzie
Seconder
Leadbeater
Text
That section four be deleted and add to the motion "pending formal consultation with the Native people of the area." CARRIED
Notes
The Statement would now read:
1. In 1976, the National Executive Council authorized the Primate, in cooperation with other Canadian Church leaders, to request the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet to deny permits for offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea.
2. Subsequently, the Cabinet agreed to authorize a permit for Dome Petroleum to undertake drilling operations during the 1976 season.
3. A number of technological as well as human failures were recorded in the course of the drilling season. Events have been documented to show the evident failure of Dome's technology to cope without substantial environmental risk with conditions in the Beaufort Sea.
4. A detailed review by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) shows that both the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DINA) and Dome Petroleum told both Native people and the public less than half the story about difficulties encountered in the 1976 offshore drilling operations.
5. Dome Petroleum has applied to Cabinet for approval of a 5-year drilling program in the Beaufort Seas.
6. In the light of the above information and events which have come to light since the recent meeting of the Program Committee, the Management Unit at the request of Social Action Ministries staff, propose that the National Executive Council pass the following resolution:
Moved by MacKenzie, seconded by Leadbeater,
That the Primate and/or officers of the National Executive Council again request the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet to deny permits for offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea pending formal consultation of the Native people of the area. CARRIED
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Dome Petroleum
Offshore oil industry - Canada
Offshore oil industry - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Offshore oil well drilling - Beaufort Sea
Ecology - Canada, Northern
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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2020 Request for Proposals to address the Crisis of Climate Change

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article42669
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2020 March
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2020 March
Volume
146
Issue
3
Page
8
Notes
Quarter-page colour advertisement for Anglican Foundation of Canada. "20 grants up to $2,500 each available. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020. anglicanfoundation.org/rfp. Anglican Foundation of Canada". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Foundation of Canada - Grants
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Climatic changes - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Abstaining from meat in Lent 'extraordinary wisdom'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article22379
Author
Morkel, Judy
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1997 March

All creation is worthy of our love

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article11573
Author
Hamel, Peter J. (Peter John)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1992 November
Author
Hamel, Peter J. (Peter John)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1992 November
Volume
118
Issue
9
Page
16
Notes
UNCED was not billed as a conference on ethics, but in fact it was. Whether the churches can contribute anything of moral substance is a crucial question facing them.
Subjects
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1st : 1992 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Forestry - Canada
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Amax Corporation to Face Canadian Challenge

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3187
Date
1981 May 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1981 May 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, May 05, 1981 -- For immediate release
Canadian church representatives and Native People will bring to New York, on Thursday, their struggle for a public inquiry into the actions of the Canadian subsidiary of a Connecticut-based multinational corporation.
Amax of Canada has proposed to dump 100 million metric tonnes of tailings from its molybdenum mine, into coastal waters of British Columbia over 26 years. The amount of the tailings, and their toxicity, exceed by thousands of times the amount allowed by federal regulations in Canada. Permission to exceed Government standards was granted by a special Order-in-Council of the Federal Cabinet, without discussion on the floor of Parliament, or in any public inquiry. In addition, there was no prior consultation with the Nishga Tribal Council about the ecological or sociological impact of the action. The Nishga are the Native People of the area who depend on the waters for food and their livelihood.
Several prominent environmental scientists have condemned the dumpings, and a political storm has resulted. In the face of this, the Federal Government has refused to rescind its Order, or to call a public inquiry.
In response to this situation the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, its highest governing body, at its meetings in June last year, passed a strong resolution, ordering that "...the Primate, urge the Federal Government to withdraw its special order-in-council; that is, the 'Alice Arm Tailings Deposit Regulations, SOR 79-345,' permitting the Amax Corporation to dump its effluent into Alice Arm, and to declare a moratorium upon development of the resource until technology is developed to safely dispose of the tailings."
This has resulted in public meetings, media coverage, a petition to the Federal Government, meetings between the Nishga, Church officials and Amax management, but no public inquiry.
The Church at various levels has purchased 1,004 shares in Amax, and will appear at the Annual Meeting in New York on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to make intervention on behalf of its concerns and those of the Native People of the area, most of whom are Anglicans (Episcopalians).
PLEASE NOTE
The Nishga Tribal Council will hold a Media Conference on:
Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00am
at
The New York Hilton Hotel Room 548
1335 Ave. of the Americas, at 53rd St.
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For further information, please contact:
Peter Hamel
Edison Hotel
New York, N.Y.
(212) 246-5000
or
Richard J. Berryman
Media Officer
The Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis St.
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Subjects
AMAX, Inc.
Tailings (Metallurgy)
Mines and mineral resources - Canada
Mines and mineral resources - British Columbia
Mines and mineral resources - Environmental aspects - Canada
Ecology - British Columbia
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pollution - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Nisga'a
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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An adventure blessed by eagles

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article15440
Author
Hamel, Peter J. (Peter John)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 March
Author
Hamel, Peter J. (Peter John)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 March
Volume
120
Issue
3
Page
16
Notes
Peter tells of the snowy drive from Toronto to Masset and the birds.
Subjects
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report: Ecological justice: green audits for creation's sake

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38396
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Volume
139
Issue
5
Page
insert 4
Notes
"'The evidence is there that human activities impact air, water and earth', says Henriette Thompson, the church's public witness co-ordinator for social justice. 'We knew we needed to step up our church's efforts to put words into action'. That action began at General Synod 2010 with the passing of a resolution that the church initiate green audits, in which parishes would take stock of their energy expenditure in churches and related properties, and then take concrete steps to reduce it and free up resources for other uses. 'If you're investing too many of your resources in heating and water bills because you have leaky windows, an inefficient water heater or no roof insulation, taking care of those may free up money for local outreach and the broader work of the church', says Thompson". Creation Matters, the Anglican working group focusing on stewardship of the earth has formed a partnership with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Parishes have been directed to "the CaGBC's GREEN UP program, a national database and information system designed to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings in Canada. Solid data provides the basis for real improvement. Last year [2012], several parishes also worked with Greening Sacred Spaces, a program of the Faith and the Common Good Foundation to complete green audits on their buildings and operating practices".
Eight page insert (1-8) with May 2013 issue of Anglican Journal. Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report. Insert produced by Resources for Mission Dept.
Subjects
Energy auditing - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Energy conservation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada Green Building Council
Anglican Church of Canada. Creation Matters Working Group
Greening Sacred Spaces
Faith and the Common Good
Thompson, Henriette
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Archbishop Again Urges Public Inquiry into Amax

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Date
1981 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1981 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, May 13, 1981 -- For immediate release
Two on-land spills of toxic mine tailings in less than a week, surprisingly high support at the Amax annual shareholders' meeting in New York and an interim report from the McInerney Scientific Review Panel which confirms many of the long-range fears of the Nishga Indians, environmental groups and church bodies ... a scenario which developed quickly in the past few days has prompted renewed cries for a public inquiry into the Amax Corporation's mine operation in Kitsault, British Columbia.
Archbishop E.W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has sent another strong request to the Federal Government to "set up a public inquiry...as quickly as possible. In am convinced," the Archbishop continued, "such an inquiry would be in the best interests of the governments concerned, the Amax Company, the Nishga people and the general public."
The Primate's telex was sent on Tuesday, May 12th, to the Prime Minister; the Ministers of the Environment; Federal Fisheries and Oceans; and Indian and Northern Affairs.
The full text of the Archbishop's telex is enclosed.
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For further information, please contact:
Peter Hamel
Consultant in National Affairs
or
Richard J. Berryman
Media Officer
Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Notes
May 12, 1981
In the light of the Amax shareholders' action last week in New York whereby 1.5 million shares were voted in favour of our resolution calling for a moratorium and full public inquiry into the Kitsault marine disposal of tailings and a further 16 million abstained; and in the light of national public opinion and the many serious doubts raised by the McInerney interim report which confirms the validity of the fears expressed by the Nishga Tribal Council re the potential damage to marine life and human health, I again urge you to set up a public inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act as quickly as possible. I am convinced such an inquiry would be in the best interests of the governments concerned, the Amax Company, the Nishga people and the general public.
(Signed) Edward W. Scott
Primate,
The Anglican Church of Canada
Subjects
AMAX, Inc.
Tailings (Metallurgy)
Mines and mineral resources - Canada
Mines and mineral resources - British Columbia
Mines and mineral resources - Environmental aspects - Canada
Ecology - British Columbia
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pollution - British Columbia
Pollution - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004
Nisga'a
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
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'A time of crisis and opportunity'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38769
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 February
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 February
Volume
142
Issue
2
Page
1, 7
Notes
"In the wake of the climate change agreement reached in Paris December 12 [2015], Anglican and ecumenical leaders in Canada say they're looking to the future with new hope -- as well as concern that the deal will be translated into action. While in action to meet Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, travelled by train to Paris to take part in a special climate change-themed ecumenical service. The occasion gave him a change to talk with people involved in the Paris conference, he said, and hope was a big theme of these discussions" (p. 1). "In Paris on behalf of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) was Joy Kennedy, chair of the CCC's commission on justice and peace" (p. 7). "In each country, the onus may be on people and organizations to keep up the pressure to make sure their leaders stay on track, Thompson [Henriette Thompson, director, public witness for social and ecological justice, Anglican Church of Canada] said. It may also require some personal sacrifices, and one important role for the church in the time to come, she said, will be to allay people's anxiety, 'especially as members of our own church in Canada will be suffering directly the economic impact in the form of the loss of jobs' that is likely to follow in this country's energy sector" (p. 7).
Subjects
Ecology - Religious aspects
Ecology - Religious aspects - Christianity
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Climatic changes - Government policy
Climatic changes - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Conference of the Parties (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) (21st : 2015 : Paris, France)
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Kennedy, Joy, 1948-
Thompson, Henriette
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