Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada is in the Speech from the Throne on September…Read More


Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Why building more highways won't make your commute any better

Think back to the last time you were stuck in traffic on a highway. Did you imagine how much faster you could go with…Read More


Sep 03, 2020 / Livable Communities

Good news for a change for endangered species and sensitive ecosystems

2020 will be one for the books. Watching a nightly newscast is like watching a movie trailer about a dystopian future, though it’s actually…Read More


Aug 28, 2020 / Livable Communities

You may have never heard of a Minister’s Zoning Order and that used to be ok - but not anymore

The Ontario government is using a tool to speed up controversial developments by eliminating expert analysis and public input. It’s called a Minister’s Zoning…Read More


Aug 21, 2020 / Guest / Livable Communities / Safeguarding Freshwater

Minister’s Ten Year Report on Lake Simcoe Obscures Progress by Mixing Science and Politics

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of  the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition  On July 17th Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin released…Read More


Aug 11, 2020 / Livable Communities

6 reasons not to fast track the construction of Ontario’s new mega-highway

The Ontario government recently announced new measures to fast-track the environmental assessment for Highway 413, a proposed 400-series highway, also known as the GTA…Read More


Aug 10, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario Yours to Protect! – Zombie quarry stalks Burlington’s Escarpment

The Ontario government’s gutting of protection for endangered species and changes to planning legislation that will lead to more sprawl has also given new…Read More


Jul 13, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Ontario's recovery plan may help developers but it won't help you

Premier Ford’s COVID-19 recovery plan is a big developer’s dream. Passing off a transparent repackaging of developers’ wish list as much-needed help in a…Read More


Jun 19, 2020 / Livable Communities

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Growth Plan is bad news for endangered species, farms, forests and wetlands

On June 16th, 2020, under the guise of setting the stage for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government resumed their attack on…Read More


May 27, 2020 / Livable Communities

A new prescription for livable, sustainable cities launched by Canadian leaders in response to the pandemic

In the words of former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe, urban sprawl is Ontario’s tar sands. At first pass this may seem like hyperbole….Read More