Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Dec 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Toxics

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More


Who’s playing politics with the Greenbelt?

Apr 30, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Sprawl developers and speculators are pushing to open up Ontario’s Greenbelt to allow housing to be built on it. But there is more than…Read More


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