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We need a strong, independent Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
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In 2017 the Ontario Conservatives rallied behind the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) calling for a health study in Sarnia. Now in power, the Orwellian titled Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 would strip transparency and accountability by ending independence of the ECO and shifting the office to the Auditor General.

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Ground War by Andrew Niskar, Featured at Planet in Focus Film Festival
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We’re thrilled to have co-presenting the film Ground War at the 19th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival! Ground War is about a filmmaker’s investigation into the death of his father, taking him deep into the world of golf, chemical lobbying, and citizen activism, where he learns that the rampant use of pesticides around the world may be far more damaging than he thought.


In Remembrance of Sandra Ann Madray sandra

It is with sorrow and a sense of profound loss that we share that Sandra Ann Madray passed away peacefully at home in Winnipeg, with her family at her side, on Friday August 17th. As a Prevent Cancer Now Board member, Sandra was a leader in substantive submissions on specific substances, as well as legislative change. Most recently, Sandra worked for a modern Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (1999), that would recognize that substances that affect signalling in cells or hormonal actions, are inherently toxic, and require least-toxic, safest options. Read More


Prevention Paradox: Why We are Failing to Prevent Disease

Little Things Matter is back! Dr. Bruce Lanphear explains the prevention paradox – that only a small fraction of diseases occur among those considered most at risk, such as overweight and obese individuals. What if toxicants underlie both fatness and cancer? – the prevention approach should be different.

Little Things Matter


The Secret Inside Your Phone – CBC Marketplace – Sun March 26, 10:30am

Wendy Mesley visits Berkley California, where the cell phone industry is fighting to keep instructions on how to use your phone out of sight. Tests show that today’s phones exceed emission standards, when held against the body … or ear. Follow Wendy across North America, asking why phones should be kept away from to body, and what is the latest on cell phones and cancer.

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Ada and RonLove – Lockridge Style

Prevent Cancer Now recognized Ada Lockridge for decades of cancer prevention work, for constantly seeking answers for important questions affecting her community, inciting change in Sarnia’s industrial heart, and especially her keen intellect, energy and spirit of love for humanity and the environment underlying her actions.

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lawn4_0406Patchwork of provincial “cosmetic” pesticide laws leaves a third of Canadians unprotected

A report highlights a patchwork of ‘cosmetic’ pesticides laws across Canada. Roughly a third of Canadians are well protected, and a third not protected at all from this non-essential use of pesticides. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) gives the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia top marks for limiting pesticides to least-toxic products for urban landscapes; Quebec’s Pesticide Code protects children both indoors and outdoors, but only addresses lawns and not gardens; and west of Manitoba no province requires least-toxic options for landscaping.

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Halifax AwardThe Halifax Project recipients of 2015 Group Cancer Prevention Award

The Halifax Project (subtitled “Rethinking Cancer”) is the recipient of the Group Cancer Prevention Award – 2015. Leaders Michael Gilbertson and Leroy Lowe are convinced that better understanding the features or “Hallmarks” of the development of cancer, is key to both prevention, and better treatments. This approach has underlain Prevent Cancer Now from its inception.

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Cancer a roll of the dice? World Health Organization says no.

Media Release: Is cancer preventable or inevitable? (January 12, 2016)
  BBC News: Cancer is not just ‘bad luck’, study suggests (December 17, 2015)
    CBC Radio: Study blaming cancer on bad luck questioned (January 4, 2016)

Sure cancer is rotten luck, but it is not unpreventable!

Read our Media Release (January 12, 2015)
See also media release from WHO-IARC and media coverage in Huffington Post.