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Prime Minister Trudeau adopts former federal government’s weak carbon reduction target.

Federal government seems to be moving backwards rather than forwards in its climate ambitions.

Environmental Defence Applauds U.S. Government Ban on Harmful Triclosan

It's time for the federal government to follow suit and protect the health of Canadians.

Time to Pull the Plug on Botched Energy East Review

Canadians deserve an overhaul of the broken National Energy Board. Read our blog.

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William donates his 7th birthday!,

William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence's work with a donation through EchoAge. Thank you for your kindness and support, William!

Nicole and Vanessa Hausman, Outreach team all-stars

Vanessa and Nicole Hausman are two university students who lead our amazing Outreach team on the front lines in Ontario. Learn how they work with Environmental Defence!


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