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


Coca-Cola backs Scottish deposit return on plastic bottles. Will it do the same in Ontario?

Feb 28, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

That’s the question after the beverage company recently announced its support for a deposit return program in Scotland. The Association for the Protection of…Read More


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


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


Ontario says “NO” to water bottling giant

Dec 02, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Today the Ontario government denied Nestlé’s request to test the water at their newly purchased Middlebrook well in the township of Centre Wellington. Earlier…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together this past year. And what a busy year it’s…Read More


Happy Anniversary Great Lakes Protection Act!

Nov 02, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Great Lakes

A guest blog by Anastasia M Lintner, Principal, Lintner Law There’s a reason to celebrate this Nov. 3: One year ago, Ontario’s Great Lakes…Read More


More than a drop in the bucket: Ontario proposes new rules for water bottlers

Oct 20, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Over the past couple of months, the bottled water industry in Ontario has been under fire. This week, the government announced it is taking…Read More


Water for sale: Why Ontario needs to change the rules for water bottlers

Oct 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Bottled water has been a hot topic in Ontario lately. In response, Premier Kathleen Wynne has tasked Environment Minister Glen Murray with reviewing the…Read More