Aug 30, 2021 / Climate Change

This election, we need real climate plans not false solutions

As political parties prepare their election platforms and publish their climate priorities, it can be difficult to determine which parties are releasing strong climate…Read More

Aug 23, 2021 / Climate Change

$18 billion to fossil fuels: Breaking Down the Numbers

Last spring, we released a report – Paying Polluters: Federal Financial Support to Oil and Gas in 2020 – that revealed the federal government…Read More

Jul 06, 2021 / Climate Change

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

In a climate emergency, how do you think the federal government should be using public dollars? Solar energy and battery storage come to mind….Read More

May 10, 2021 / Climate Change

The numbers are in: Big Oil made out like bandits during the pandemic

While millions of people in Canada have faced painful economic uncertainty, oil and gas companies made $9.1 billion in *excess* profits in 2020. That’s…Read More

Apr 21, 2021 / Climate Change

Unpacking the federal budget: Hot Takes

On April 19th, the federal government released their much anticipated 2021 federal budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. There’s a lot…Read More

Apr 15, 2021 / Climate Change

Paying Polluters: How much Canada gave in federal financial support for oil and gas in 2020

A new report released today by Environmental Defence – Paying Polluters: Federal Financial Support to Oil and Gas in 2020 – reveals that despite…Read More

Mar 12, 2021 / Climate Change

Without a climate change test, Canada is heading towards climate failure

We know we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground.  The United Nations Environment Program made it clear in its Production Gap report…Read More

Mar 12, 2021 / Climate Change

FAQ – A Climate Change Test for Canada: Aligning infrastructure reviews with climate commitments

Why do we need a climate change test?  In order for Canada to meet our goals to fight climate change, the government needs to…Read More

Mar 02, 2021 / Climate Change

As Canada hosts the first global Powering Past Coal Summit, why are we still shipping coal overseas?

Is this another case of hazardous hypocrisy?  A decade ago, Canada was justifiably called out on the world stage for our hypocrisy on asbestos….Read More

Feb 23, 2021 / Climate Change

Why we're in court this week defending Canada's Impact Assessment Act from an attack from the Government of Alberta

Once again, important environmental safeguards are under attack from the Government of Alberta. Maybe you’ll remember that we also went to court to defend…Read More