• Have a great summer!

    Fall seems already full with our annual general meeting on the evening of Wednesday October 27th, and the exciting activities that will mark our 30th anniversary. Stay tuned for the details in the late summer. We look forward to seeing you again!

    - Your team at Breast Cancer Action Quebec

  • We Stand in Solidarity

    As many groups are calling to #CancelCanadaDay, here is a list of actions that allies can do today to help. Find here a list of resources for self-education from the Truth and Reparation Commission.

    We invite everyone to listen to, amplify and support voices from Idle No More and Idle No More Quebec, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, Quebec Native Women, and other local Indigenous organizations.

  • On the Hill to reform drug pricing in Canada

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec was invited to present its brief in support of the reform of drug pricing in Canada to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health on June 4th. Sharon Batt, BCAQ co-founder and member, and Jennifer Beeman, executive director, presented the brief. Listen to the recording 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 House of Commons environment committee recently completed its review of the Bill. This marked a critical first step toward Canada acknowledging its shameful legacy of environmental racism and ensuring that all people in Canada benefit from environmental protection policies.

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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?



Our Bodies, Our Environnement

Editorial in The Hill Times: Think adverse environmental effects affect people equally? Ask these women

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: Sounding alarm on paper receipt - CBC Daybreak Montreal

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment - CTV News

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

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