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

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

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


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

Updated November 2, 2020 The Ontario government is using a tool to speed up controversial developments by eliminating expert analysis and public input. It’s…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