Livable Communities / Mar 30, 2020

Amid covid-19 crisis, aggregate lobbyists are pushing for deregulation and environmental cuts

While the country collectively struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, some industries are using the crisis as cover to push their agendas forward and demand…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Mar 22, 2020

It's World Water Day! Here’s how Environmental Defence helps to safeguard Canada’s fresh water every day

Today is World Water Day!  In honour of this occasion, we’re highlighting our water programs and sharing with you all the ways Environmental Defence…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Mar 06, 2020

Without a paddle: Ontario and federal governments now a year behind on their plan to save Lake Erie

It’s been two years since the federal and Ontario governments released their joint action plan for addressing harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie. So…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 27, 2020

#LessSalty solutions: How to de-ice sidewalks and be nice to our lakes and rivers at the same time

Our urban rivers, creeks and waterways are suffering from a steady stream of sodium that has no signs of letting up. Road salt is…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 10, 2020

Make Ontario #LessSalty: Why Ontario needs a low (road) salt diet to save our lakes and rivers

This winter,  a sneaky, white culprit right under our feet is assaulting our rivers and lakes. Road salt is applied to roads, sidewalks, walkways…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 12, 2019

Now what? Next steps for water bottling in Ontario

Update: on December 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that the moratorium on new or expanded water bottling permits was extended until October 1,…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 28, 2019

The good, bad and the ugly of how Ontario Bill 132 weakens accountability for polluters

Update: This bill passed into law on December 10, 2019. Earlier this month, we rang the alarm bells that sweeping changes in Bill 132—…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Nov 07, 2019

Ontario is making it cheaper and easier for industries to pollute our waters

Last week, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Hon. Jeff Yurek held a media conference. He claimed that changes proposed in the…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Oct 28, 2019

Keep Nestlé's hands off our taps: Why Ontario needs to extend its water bottling moratorium

*This blog was updated on October 31, 2019 to provide the most recent information regarding the status of the water bottling moratorium. There are…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Oct 18, 2019

Victory! Town of South Bruce Peninsula found guilty of destroying endangered piping plover habitat

At Sauble Beach, a popular Ontario beach destination, a critically endangered bird is struggling to survive.  For thirty years, the piping plover had disappeared…Read More