Toronto, Ontario – Canada will become the first country ever to brought to court for failure to combat global warming. Pro-bono lawyers on behalf of the Friends of the Earth Canada will be in court Wednesday challenging the Government of Canada for violating the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act.

The lawyers represent Paliare Roland Barristers and Ecojustice, formerly the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, and will take the matter to federal court in Toronto on June 18.

Friends of the Earth Canada is the Canadian voice of Friends of the Earth International, which unites 70 national member groups, and is a charitable, non-profit organization that serves as a national voice for the environment.

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