• On the Hill to reform drug pricing in Canada

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec has been invited to present its brief in support of the reform of drug pricing in Canada to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health this Friday, June 4th at 1pm. Sharon Batt, BCAQ co-founder and member, and Jennifer Beeman, executive director, will present the brief. Listen to the webcast here!

  • Bill C-28: A Priority

    We're calling on all federal MPs to prioritize much-needed updates to Canada's main environmental law: the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The environment minister introduced Bill C-28 - an act to modernize CEPA - more than 6 weeks ago, but it has yet to return to parliament for debate. With the summer recess coming in just a few weeks, the clock is ticking!

  • Environmental Racism

    BCAQ submitted a brief to the House of Commons strongly supporting the rapid adoption of Bill C-230, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to redress environmental racism.

    The National Anti-Environmental Racism Coalition has been created to support the fight against environmental racism. Over sixty organizations across Canada, including BCAQ, have become members.

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  • Gender Inclusivity

    At BCAQ, we are committed to developing analyses and language that are as inclusive as possible of gender diversity in all our work.

    We are proud to be joining more than 100 feminist and social justice organizations across Canada, declaring our support for a trans-inclusive feminist movement. We reject anti-trans ideologies.

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  • Book a workshop

    Our workshops are now online! We offer workshops on environmental health and toxic substances, breast cancer prevention, reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and many other topics. It is possible to book for fall 2021 and winter 2022.

    Our workshops will be tailored to your group.

    Check out our list of workshops and contact us at info@acsqc.ca.

Think adverse environmental effects affect people equally? Ask these women

By Dr. Jane E. McArthur and Jennifer Beeman

This editorial was originally published in The Hill Times. It is reproduced here with permission.

Although the passage of time this past year sometimes felt like a stopped clock, the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic have provided us with a timely history lesson and an opportunity to shape the future. 

Covid-19 has made clear how environments are connected to health by showing how individual actions cannot address all the conditions around us. The pandemic has also revealed the health effects of government policies and that specific populations of people disproportionately experience environmental health effects. Seniors, Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, workers and children are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, illustrating health is nested in our living and working conditions. (Continue reading)

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

Three Unique Perspectives

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm

How can the complex links between climate change and illness, including breast cancer - that can be traced back to fossil fuels - be made clear?

 

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