Four Reasons Keystone XL will not get built

Mar 28, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Permit that clears the path for TransCanada to cross the Canada-U.S. border with its proposed…Read More


Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Markets: Windfall or Risky Business?

Mar 24, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Climate Change

Global warming is already impacting ecosystems, economies and communities around the world. Here in Canada, we’ve seen extreme weather lead to flooding and drought,…Read More


Myth-Busting Cap-and-Trade in Ontario

Mar 23, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy

  Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction is behind us, but there is still a fair bit of misinformation and misunderstanding around it. So we put…Read More


How much atrazine needs to be in our water until Canada bans this harmful pesticide?

Mar 22, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Joint blog with Karen Ross, Equiterre and Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence  One of the most commonly used pesticides in Canada could be in the…Read More


The Federal Budget needs to invest in the pan-Canadian climate framework

Mar 21, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

It’s often said that governments signal their priorities through what they spend money on. Well this week’s federal budget can signal the importance of…Read More


Cutting U.S. Great Lakes funding won’t make the lakes great again

Mar 15, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

This week, advocates for the Great Lakes are gathering in Washington to educate legislators about the benefits of Great Lakes programs. Although this is…Read More


Seven oil multinationals that are pulling out of Canada’s tar sands

Mar 14, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

Last week brought big news that Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest multinational oil companies, would sell off its Canadian tar sands…Read More


Hydro reforms can mean more conservation and green energy

Mar 03, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced a series of reforms intended to reduce hydro bills. The plan to refinance the Global Adjustment portion…Read More


California Cap-and-Trade: Waiting for Clarity

Mar 03, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  With Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction slated to launch later this month, all eyes were on the results of California’s and Quebec’s first 2017…Read More


Happy 12th Birthday Greenbelt! Here are 12 fun ways to celebrate

Feb 28, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Today is Ontario’s Greenbelt 12th birthday and there are more than 1.8 million reasons to celebrate – literally!  The Greenbelt permanently protects more than…Read More