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A Second Success - Ontario's Cap and Trade Makes the Grade

Jun 13, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy

  The results are in, and Ontario’s latest cap-and-trade auction was another resounding success. Ontario businesses yet again showed confidence in Ontario’s system, purchasing…Read More


Chatting about plastic pollution at the Jack Johnson Toronto concert

Jun 07, 2017 by Outreach Team ()

Categories: Great Lakes

– Written by Environmental Defence’s Engagement Coordinator Daniella Niddery Jack Johnson’s 2017 summer tour hit Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on Sunday night and I was…Read More


Uncanny Toxics: Who has the power to stop them?

Jun 07, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

For many years, our daily personal care products like shampoos and skin creams, the pots and pans we use to cook our meals, and…Read More


Our rivers are at risk from tar sands oil pipelines

Jun 06, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Energy East

I know it’s a cliché but our rivers are the lifeblood of our existence. It’s not possible to over-emphasize the ecological, historical, cultural, and…Read More


Why electric vehicles will rule the world

Jun 06, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This is a guest blog by Michael Brigham,  president and co-founder of SolarShare, Canada’s leading renewable energy co-operative.     I have been involved in…Read More


With or without the U.S., the shift to a clean economy is unstoppable

Jun 01, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change

U.S. President Trump has just withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s a setback for sure. But climate progress…Read More


Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 2

Jun 01, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Yesterday, we posted the first part of our response to the Canadian Beverage Association’s claims saying that a deposit return program for plastic bottles…Read More


TransCanada fails to say how Energy East would cross major Canadian rivers

Jun 01, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

APPLICATION INCOMPLETE! In its application to the National Energy Board (NEB) to build Energy East, TransCanada has failed to say how the proposed pipeline…Read More


Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 1

May 31, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

A few weeks ago, an opinion piece of ours was published in The Hamilton Spectator. In the piece, we wrote about the need for…Read More


Good riddance to the Ontario Municipal Board

May 24, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Smart Growth

Good Riddance to the Ontario Municipal Board Reforms promise to bring back democracy to city planning When the province announced it was shutting down…Read More