Sep 18, 2020 / Climate Change

Will reducing methane from oil and gas be another failed climate commitment?

Unless the federal government strengthens its methane regulations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to reduce oil and gas methane emissions may be Canada’s next…Read More


Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada is in the Speech from the Throne on September…Read More


Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Why building more highways won't make your commute any better

Think back to the last time you were stuck in traffic on a highway. Did you imagine how much faster you could go with…Read More


Sep 11, 2020 / Climate Change

The federal government needs to side with First Nations and not corporate polluters

After a ten-year wait, an investigation by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation clearly validates the charge by Environmental Defence, The Natural Resources Defence Council and…Read More


Sep 10, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Is Ontario really going to kick its Deposit Return Program for beer, wine, and liquor containers to the curb?

Most Ontarians over the legal drinking age are familiar with the deposit return program (DRP) for beer, wine, and liquor containers. Once we finish…Read More


Sep 10, 2020 / Climate Change

Coal power is on the way out. So why are Canadian coal mines trying to expand?

A lot has happened this month in the world of Canadian coal. Two major coal mine projects had slipped through the cracks of the…Read More


Sep 03, 2020 / Livable Communities

Good news for a change for endangered species and sensitive ecosystems

2020 will be one for the books. Watching a nightly newscast is like watching a movie trailer about a dystopian future, though it’s actually…Read More


Aug 28, 2020 / Livable Communities

You may have never heard of a Minister’s Zoning Order and that used to be ok - but not anymore

The Ontario government is using a tool to speed up controversial developments by eliminating expert analysis and public input. It’s called a Minister’s Zoning…Read More


Aug 21, 2020 / Guest / Livable Communities / Safeguarding Freshwater

Minister’s Ten Year Report on Lake Simcoe Obscures Progress by Mixing Science and Politics

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of  the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition  On July 17th Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin released…Read More


Aug 19, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Celebrating the 4th annual #WeAreLakeErie day. Share your Lake Erie story for a chance to win a custom t-shirt!

Lake Erie is a global treasure. The lake is home to thousands of species and complex ecosystems and beautiful sights and vistas. It is…Read More