Mar 24, 2023 / Climate Change

Spending What it Takes: 7 Things We Want in Budget 2023

Ahead of Budget 2023, we joined over 20 other organizations in calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to scale…Read More

Mar 24, 2023 / Climate Change

The journey to a climate-safe future needs a proper roadmap

The world is moving away from fossil fuels. With renewable energy, like solar and wind, becoming cheaper and easier to scale up, there has…Read More

Mar 23, 2023 / Climate Change / Climate Change Ontario

Joe Oliver’s retirement could be good for Ontario’s energy grid

Outspoken climate denier Joe Oliver is retiring from his position as Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)…Read More

Mar 21, 2023

Irving tops list of busiest oil & gas lobbyists for second month in a row

We just got the data for January 2023 about the amount Canada’s oil and gas industry lobbied the federal government. At the start of…Read More

Mar 20, 2023 / Protecting Ontario’s environment / Yours To Protect

What the Heck's a DRAP?: A Brief Recent History of the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve, from The Rouge Duffins Greenspace Coalition (RDGC)

This is a guest blog written by Bonnie Littley The Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve – locally known as DRAP – is the Crown Jewel…Read More

Mar 20, 2023 / Climate Change

We're back in court this week defending Canada's Impact Assessment Act from the Alberta government

This week, on March 21 and 22, the federal government is defending its Impact Assessment Act (IAA) (formerly Bill C-69) at the Supreme Court…Read More

Mar 17, 2023 / Plastic Pollution

Big Plastic’s arguments against federal plastics regulations crumple in court

Late in the federal court hearings last week, in their lawsuit against plastics regulations, Big Plastic’s arguments went completely off the rails. Lawyers for…Read More

Mar 14, 2023 / Protecting Ontario’s environment / Yours To Protect

The Golden Horseshoe Needs Zoning Reform, Not the Removal of Greenbelt Land: Thoughts on interpreting data from the Alliance for a Livable Ontario and the Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario

For several years, Environmental Defence has been rallying concerned Ontario allies in the environmental and environmental justice movements to demand a swift end to…Read More

Feb 28, 2023 / Climate Change

No More Excuses: Oil and gas companies keep lying about their methane emissions

New analysis recently released shows that Canadian oil and gas companies in Alberta and Saskatchewan are releasing FOUR TIMES more methane than what they’re…Read More

Feb 27, 2023 / Toxics

Beyond Black History Month: taking action on environmental racism and justice

This is a guest blog by Dr. Ingrid Waldron There’s a toxic mix of factors that impact the health of racialized communities, and only…Read More