Leading conservations groups respond to NAFTA Secretariat's recommendations: International commission requests formal investigation into Canada's failure to enforce endangered species law

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - The following contacts are available for
comment on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America's
announcement (September 19, 2007 available at www.cec.org/news) that the
complaint filed against the Canadian government for failing to enforce the
Species at Risk Act merits investigation:

    Devon Page, Ecojustice: Staff Lawyer, (604) 685-5618 ext. 233;
    cell: (604) 328-1633
    Jean Langlois (Français/English), National Campaigns Director, Sierra
    Club of Canada, (613) 241-4611
    Carla Sbert (Français/English), Manager, Conservation Programs and Legal
    Issues, Nature Canada, 1-800-267-4088 ext. 222
    Rachel Plotkin, Biodiversity Policy Analyst, the David Suzuki Foundation,
    (613) 796-7999
    Gwen Barlee, National Policy Director, Wilderness Committee
    (604) 683-8220; cell: (604) 202-0322
    Candace Batycki, ForestEthics, cell: (604) 219-7457
    Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232; cell:
    (647) 280-9521
    In the U.S.: Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest, cell: (360) 319-7056

    Sierra Legal is now Ecojustice Canada.

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