Kicking Out Toxic Chemicals


Tell Canada to ban atrazine, a harmful pesticide
The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing to continue to allow the use of atrazine, a harmful pesticide widely used to kill weeds in corn and sorghum farms in Ontario and Quebec.

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Protect Ontarians Health: Require the Disclosure of Toxic Substances
On a daily basis, Canadians coast-to-coast are exposed to toxic chemicals at home, in their workplaces and in the greater environment.

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Ask Canada to Improve Toxic Chemical Regulation
Every day, Canadians are exposed to a slew of chemicals that are harmful to human health.

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Ask the federal government to ban BPA in food cans
Bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be widely present in the linings of many food cans in our grocery stores. This means that Canadians are putting their health at risk when they consume canned foods that may be contaminated with hormone-disrupting BPA.

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Time to Ban Triclosan From Household Use
The chemical triclosan is present in most antibacterial products. But it’s a known endocrine (or hormone) disruptor, which can affect thyroid function – and is even linked to liver cancer.

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Climate & Clean Economy


Canada just passed the first ever emissions regulations for the oil and gas sector – let’s make sure it sticks!
With new federal methane regulations in place, now the provinces have to do their part – either by adopting the federal regulations, or writing their own.

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Frack off: All high-carbon projects should get a federal environmental review.
Canada’s government is proposing to exempt two of the highest-carbon types of projects in the country—fracking and in situ tar sands projects – from the federal environmental review process.

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Tell the Canadian government to stop giving government money to fossil fuel companies
The Canadian government must act now and stop giving billions in handouts to coal, oil, and natural gas companies to produce and pollute more.

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Tell the federal government: It’s time for Canada to become a global climate leader
Climate leadership requires action across all economic sectors and in all provinces and territories.

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Creating Livable Communities


Tell Metrolinx we need more evidence and less politics in transportation planning
For too long, political games at the riding and ward levels have dominated the implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). As a result, not enough has been done to reduce traffic congestion or to provide better options for getting around our cities and towns.

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Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater


Tell Canada you want a plastic-free environment
Less than 11 per cent of plastics are recycled in Canada. The rest end up in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans, destroying ecosystems and leaching toxic chemicals.
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Tell Ontario to Cash It! Don’t Trash It!
Less than 50 per cent of the plastic bottles sold in Ontario get recycled. The rest – about 1.5 billion bottles – end up in landfills or littered in our environment. It’s time to turn the plastic tide.

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Stop Racine, Wisconsin from taking Great Lakes water
Wisconsin is bending over backwards to get Foxconn – a multinational technology manufacturing company – to set up shop in their backyard. But first, Racine, Wisconsin needs the state’s approval to divert 7 million gallons of Great Lakes water daily from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River watershed.

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Save Lake Erie: Take the water pledge
Lake Erie is a global treasure – it provides drinking water for millions of people, and supports a billion dollar economy and a truly remarkable ecosystem. And it needs our help.

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Tell Ontario to put a price on plastic pollution
Plastic pollution has reached every corner of the globe. The Pacific Garbage Patch is well known. What’s less known is that 80 per cent of litter in the Great Lakes region is plastic.

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Tell the Ontario and federal governments to tackle algae in Lake Erie
Canada and Ontario have jointly released a draft action plan to address excessive algae in Lake Erie. But the draft plan is missing timelines, resources, and measureable outcomes. Tell Ontario and Canada: we need a plan to keep the lake healthy and clean, for the sake of the people and wildlife that rely on it.

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Free Speech


TELL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT CANADIANS’ FREE SPEECH
A new law is needed to give citizens a voice through the charities they support.

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