Protecting and Restoring the Ecological Health of Our Waters

About The Report: In 2015, Ontario passed the Great Lakes Protection Act, but to fully realize the purposes of the Act, much more needs…Read More

Canada’s Methane Gas Problem

About The Report: Canada has a serious methane problem. Newly published research shows that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector – due…Read More

Building an Ontario Green Jobs Strategy

About The Report: Buildings account for nearly one third of Ontario’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The province’s Climate Change Action Plan earmarks funding to…Read More


About The Report: The federal government is overhauling the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’s pipeline regulator. As part of the NEB Modernization process, Environmental…Read More

Ontario's Electricity System

About The Backgrounder: This backgrounder clears up some misconceptions about Ontario’s electricity prices and shows that renewable energy – wind, solar and bioenergy –…Read More

Full Disclosure

About The Report: Every day, cleaning and personal care products that lack ingredient lists and warning labels expose Canadians to toxic chemicals that are…Read More

Expectations for Domestic Action Plans under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

About The Report: Under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Canada and the United States have committed to releasing action plans that outline…Read More

The Elephant in the Room: Canada’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

About The Report: Every year, federal and provincial government pay billions in hand-outs to Canada’s coal, oil and gas companies, undermining climate action in…Read More

Mid Term Report Card - Proposed amendments to Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Environmental Defence evaluated Ontario’s proposed amendments to the Greenbelt and Growth Plans and issued the report card below. Check out the report card that…Read More

Action Checklist – Recommendations to fix Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans need some major fixes if the provincial government is serious about protecting the Greenbelt and enabling smarter growth in…Read More