Higher fees for water bottlers: a good step, but more is needed

Jan 18, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Last fall, the bottled water industry in Ontario came under fire, in part because of the outrageously low fees they pay to extract the province’s…Read More


Trudeau Calls for a Managed Decline of the Tar Sands: We Agree!

Jan 17, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

“We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off our dependence on…Read More


Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

Jan 10, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More


10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

Jan 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may shock you. Nearly 80 per cent of the litter…Read More


Canada must ban harmful triclosan

Jan 06, 2017 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

The federal decision to declare triclosan toxic, but not to match the U.S. ban, could make Canada a potential dumping ground and leave Canadians…Read More


Harmful Neonic Pesticide to be Banned in Canada

Jan 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as…Read More


Great news for the Arctic – and the planet!

Dec 22, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, we chalked up another big win for the environment. The U.S. and Canadian governments placed an indefinite ban on issuing new oil and…Read More


The OMB is too expensive, time consuming and adversarial

Dec 19, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is guest blog by Sandy Buxton, President, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association You’d be hard pressed to find an area more adversely affected by the Ontario…Read More


Energy East: A Bad Deal for Ontario

Dec 19, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

What considerations should be taken into account by the Ontario government regarding the proposed Energy East pipeline? The answer to this question is a…Read More


How to fix the Ontario Municipal Board

Dec 16, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Ron Golden, President West Oro Ratepayers Association.       After enduring two hearings as a party at the…Read More