Tag: activists

Activists call for release of detailed COVID data from Ontario jails

The Ontario government must release information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in provincial jails, as well as what preventive measures are taken to curb the spread, an activist coalition said Tuesday. In a letter to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, the coalition of Black, Indigenous and legal groups said they were also filing a freedom of…

Climate activists turn up the heat on elected Dems, criticize inaction

Progressive environmental activists continued ratcheting up pressure on elected Democrats in November, demanding they embrace more aggressive policies to curb emissions and address the effects of climate change. On Friday, nearly 260 groups sent a letter requesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Ill., pursue policies like the Green New Deal instead of…

Psychologists say cyberbullying by hardcore vegan activists adds stress to already pressure-filled lives of farmers

MONTREAL—Cyberbullying by vegan activists is a growing source of stress for farmers and agricultural producers who already face significant mental health challenges linked to the job, a farmer and a psychologist working in the agriculture sector say. Farmer Mylene Begin, who co-owns Princy farm in Quebec’s Abitibi-Temiscamingue region, created an Instagram account a few years…

TransAlta activists end partnership ahead of annual meeting

A pair of activist investors agitating for changes at TransAlta Corp. have terminated their partnership ahead of the power company’s annual general meeting slated for Friday. Mangrove Partners and an entity controlled by C. John Wilder’s Bluescape Energy Partners said in a regulatory filing late Friday that they would terminate their co-operation agreement. The pair,…