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Canadians deserve to know what toxic chemicals are in the products they buy

First-of-its-kind Canadian study shows need for better labels on household products.

Thousands of tonnes of plastic end up in the Great Lakes each year

Just one more reason why Ontario needs a deposit return program for plastic bottles.

Prime Minister Trudeau must choose between Keystone XL or climate commitments

Feds need to revisit flawed 2010 pipeline approval that ignored climate science.

4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Don't believe misleading 'alternative facts' from some developers about house prices in the Golden Horseshoe.

Shining a light on the true costs of renewable energy in Ontario

Renewables are only responsible for a small share of Ontario electricity bills

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