May 17, 2024 / Climate Change

Wildfires, Floods & Heat Waves: Brought to You By Big Oil

The climate crisis is here. 2023 was the hottest year on record The degree of devastation across Canada in 2023 was difficult to comprehend….Read More

May 17, 2024 / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Putting a face to the Redside Dace

Small, but mighty – the Redside Dace has the potential to stop Premier Ford’s bulldozers in their tracks. The colourful minnow is endangered both…Read More

May 16, 2024 / Federal Climate

Fact Checking The Prime Minister’s Excuse for Delaying Public Transit Funding

Statement from Nate Wallace, Clean Transportation Program Manager Ottawa| Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – In recent comments covered by LaPresse,…Read More

May 15, 2024 / Climate Change

Why We Must Talk About Climate Change When Things Are on Fire

There’s a line in a song by Midnight Oil that was very popular in the environmental movement when I was younger: “How can we…Read More

May 07, 2024 / Climate Change

The Carbon Capture Boondoggle Begins To Unwind

For Canada’s major oil and gas producers, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a get-out-of-jail-free card, which allows them to keep on polluting while…Read More

May 06, 2024 / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Ontario’s Bill 185 & New Provincial Planning Statement Pose a Serious Threat to Farmland, Wetlands, Habitats and Housing Options

If people in Ontario don’t speak up, the government might push through two new laws that could see a lot of the province’s farmland,…Read More

May 01, 2024 / Climate Change

Gregory L. Ebel: The Pipeline Pusher

We’ve been closely following all the controversy surrounding Enbridge’s greenwashing and price gouging in Ontario, so we knew we had to make some additions…Read More

Apr 29, 2024 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Plastic Pollution / Protecting Ontario’s environment / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

Earth Month is a time for hope, not blind optimism

This Earth Month, Environmental Defence celebrated its 40th Anniversary. Our Executive Director, Tim Gray, marked the occasion with a speech underscored with a message…Read More

Apr 26, 2024 / Climate Change

The energy transition is already happening, and it’s being led by our Indigenous communities

This blog was written by Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Founder and Executive Director of Sacred Earth Solar My name is Melina Laboucan-Massimo. I am from the…Read More

Apr 25, 2024 / Climate Change

Sustainable Finance 101: Transforming Finance for a Sustainable Future

Canada promised to cut its greenhouse gas emissions after the 2016 Paris Agreement. It was part of the global agreement where 195 countries all…Read More