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Aliénor Rougeot

Program Manager, Climate and Energy

Aliénor’s interest for human and environmental rights started during her childhood in the South of France, where she became vocal on topics of biodiversity loss, women’s rights, refugee rights and climate change. These interests led her to the intersectional topic of climate justice, but it was only when she moved to Canada at the age of 17 that she truly understood the need for broad and collective mobilization for climate action. This led her to co-founding and coordinating Fridays for Future Toronto while completing a degree in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Allie’s happiness comes from being with others, and in her free time she can be found exploring Toronto’s parks and cafés with friends.

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Sep 20, 2022

Why Canada’s inaction on the oil sands toxic tailings might cost us more than our biodiversity

Canada cultivates a misleadingly good reputation abroad. I would know; I moved here because of…

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Sep 15, 2022

Canada’s next big shift: Examples of what to do (and what to avoid) – Part 2

Everything from turbulent global markets to local climate disasters reflects the urgent need for  Canada…

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Sep 01, 2022

Statement from Aliénor Rougeot on two-year anniversary of international factual record on leaking toxic tailings

Two years after Canada found in violation of Fisheries Act, still no federal action on…

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Jul 12, 2022

Debunking Four Myths about Oil Sands Tailings “Ponds”

Co-written by Gillian Chow-Fraser, Boreal Program Manager at CPAWS Northern Alberta There are massive tailings ponds…

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Jul 05, 2022

Parliament recently rose and despite government promises a Just Transition Act is nowhere in sight

The Federal government has twice been elected with the promise of passing a Just Transition…

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Jan 28, 2022

A cautionary tale on tailings brought to you by industry and government

A recently released report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) painted a bleak picture of…

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Dec 10, 2021

No government should support the oil Industry’s request to release toxic tailings into the Athabasca River

In early December CBC published an article about tailing lakes that included  the Federal government’s…

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Nov 16, 2021

In the thick of it: Living on the frontlines of Alberta’s toxic tailings lakes

It was a Wednesday in October 2021 when I first spoke with Jean L’Hommecourt, a…

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