Media Advisory/Interview Opportunities: Environmental Defence spokespeople available to comment today on the 2018 federal budget 

Ottawa, Ont. – The federal budget to be tabled today will signal the government’s environmental priorities in the final full year before the next federal election. The budget will determine if programs and policies can be developed and implemented related to environmental decision-making and energy project reviews, freshwater protection, and the management of toxic chemicals, including pesticides.

Environmental Defence wants to see progress made on eliminating fossil fuel subsidies in the next two years, putting an end to the billions in tax breaks that oil and gas companies receive from the federal government. We also want the federal government to reform its laws to allow charitable organizations to carry out their work free from political harassment and to modernize the rules governing the charitable sector without further delay.

WHAT: Interview opportunities on the 2018 federal budget

WHEN: Tuesday February 27, 2018

WHERE: Ottawa and Toronto

WHO: Dale Marshall, National Program Manager, Environmental Defence – Ottawa
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence – Toronto

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Allen Braude, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 247; (416) 356-2587 (cell);