Feb 23, 2021 / Livable Communities / Yours To Protect

All Ontario Opposition Parties Vow to Repeal New Mechanisms for Sidestepping Conservation Authorities - and Revoke Development Permits Issued Under these New Mechanisms

Ontario landowners and developers who want to build on floodplains, wetlands and other hazardous or environmentally sensitive lands should think twice before using newly-created…Read More


Feb 08, 2021 / Livable Communities / Yours To Protect

Why we are going to Court to save the Lower Duffins Creek Wetland

Wetlands are key to reducing the impacts of floods and droughts. They also clean our water, offer homes and food for wildlife and provide…Read More


Feb 03, 2021 / Livable Communities

The federal government needs to stop Ontario from fast-tracking two GTA mega-highways

The Ontario government is trying to bring two massive 400-series highway projects back from the dead in the GTA. To add insult to injury,…Read More


Dec 21, 2020 / Livable Communities

King Township rejects a "Trojan Horse" request for a Minster's Zoning Order to allow development in the Greenbelt

On Monday Dec 14, 2020, by a margin of six votes to one, King Township Council refused to endorse a “trojan horse” request for…Read More


Nov 26, 2020 / Livable Communities

How to respond to form letters sent by Ontario MPPs regarding the province's attack on Conservation Authorities

Many of you have written or called your MPP expressing concern about the attacks on our wetlands, forests and safety included in the Ontario…Read More


Nov 24, 2020 / Livable Communities

The Ontario Government is failing to protect the Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by concerned residents of Claremont, Ontario. In May 2018, Premier Ford wrote: “Unequivocally, we won’t touch the Greenbelt […]…Read More


Nov 20, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Ontario's Auditor General issues a scathing report on the province's environmental actions

Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk tabled a scathing annual report on environmental issues this week, blasting the Province once again for failing to do…Read More


Nov 13, 2020 / Livable Communities / Yours To Protect

Expect bigger floods and more toxic soil if Ontario’s Conservation Authorities are gutted

Draconian proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act have been slipped into the Ontario government’s budget bill (Bill 229, Schedule 6)….Read More


Nov 11, 2020 / Livable Communities / Yours To Protect

Why is it crucial to protect Ontario’s wetlands?

Ontario’s wetlands, which comprise swamps, marshes, bogs and fens, play an important role in protecting biodiversity (the mix of plants and animals in nature)…Read More


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