Kicking Out Toxic Chemicals
The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing to continue to allow the use of atrazine, a harmful pesticide widely used to kill weeds in corn and sorghum farms in Ontario and Quebec.
On a daily basis, Canadians coast-to-coast are exposed to toxic chemicals at home, in their workplaces and in the greater environment.
Every day, Canadians are exposed to a slew of chemicals that are harmful to human health.
Bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be widely present in the linings of many food cans in our grocery stores. This means that Canadians are putting their health at risk when they consume canned foods that may be contaminated with hormone-disrupting BPA.
The chemical triclosan is present in most antibacterial products. But it’s a known endocrine (or hormone) disruptor, which can affect thyroid function – and is even linked to liver cancer.
Send this letter to The Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health asking to take toxic ingredients out of body care products.
Climate & Clean Economy
The Canadian government must act now and stop giving billions in handouts to coal, oil, and natural gas companies to produce and pollute more.
The proposed massive Energy East pipeline poses tremendous risks for our communities, our drinking water, and our shared climate.
Climate leadership requires action across all economic sectors and in all provinces and territories.
The federal system for reviewing major energy projects is in crisis. Last week’s recusal of Energy East panel members and suspension of the pipeline’s review process is the latest sign that the National Energy Board is broken.
Clean, renewable energy is the surest – and cheapest – pathway to a low-carbon economy.
Ontario is moving forward with a cap-and-trade program and a climate action plan to cut carbon pollution and build a low-carbon, clean economy. Tell Ontario you support bold climate action.
Creating Livable Communities
Developers want Ontario to weaken our precious Greenbelt so they can build more of the far-flung sprawl developments that are so lucrative for them. They say there’s not enough land available for first-time homeowners. These developers are not telling the truth.
The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is broken and in desperate need of repair. It’s time to fix the OMB.
Ontario is proposing a redundant highway (Highway 413) which would cost taxpayers over $4 billion, cut through the Greenbelt and pave over thousands of acres of farmland. Sign the petition now and ask Ontario to halt their plans to spend billions on a mega highway and instead invest in public transit.
Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater
Lake Erie is a global treasure – it provides drinking water for millions of people, and supports a billion dollar economy and a truly remarkable ecosystem. And it needs our help.
Plastic pollution has reached every corner of the globe. The Pacific Garbage Patch is well known. What’s less known is that 80 per cent of litter in the Great Lakes region is plastic.
Canada and Ontario have jointly released a draft action plan to address excessive algae in Lake Erie. But the draft plan is missing timelines, resources, and measureable outcomes. Tell Ontario and Canada: we need a plan to keep the lake healthy and clean, for the sake of the people and wildlife that rely on it.
A new law is needed to give citizens a voice through the charities they support.