A win for Endangered Species! Town charged for destruction of piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach

Apr 16, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Great Lakes

Edit: This blog has been updated with the date of the Town’s court hearing.   After a thirty year absence, and decades of important…Read More


What's in store for the New Year? Our predictions for the biggest environmental news stories in 2018

Dec 28, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

2017 was a big year for environmental news. The Energy East pipeline was cancelled, record low prices were set for solar and wind power,…Read More


Guilty but not charged: Why is Canada letting Volkswagen get away with its diesel car pollution scam?

Aug 03, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Toxics

Two years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was caught red-handed selling cars with software that surreptitiously turned off the pollution control equipment of over 11 million…Read More


Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Markets: Windfall or Risky Business?

Mar 24, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Climate Change

Global warming is already impacting ecosystems, economies and communities around the world. Here in Canada, we’ve seen extreme weather lead to flooding and drought,…Read More


Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

Jan 10, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More


Year in review: 2016 was a great year thanks to you!

Dec 16, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

As 2016 draws to a close, I am awed by how much we’ve accomplished together this past year. When we started the year, we…Read More


Protecting free speech by modernizing charity laws

Dec 08, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

It’s not every day that the editorial boards of the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail agree. But that’s exactly what happened this…Read More


Environmental Victories: Building a clean economy and defending a safe climate

Dec 04, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together over the past year. And what a busy year…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


It's time to fix the OMB

Nov 04, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt

The province’s public review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is underway. The OMB is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the provincial government that…Read More


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