Nov 28, 2023 / Plastic Pollution

We Will Not Back Down: Plastics Are Toxic and Must Be Regulated in Canada

We got some bad news this month: a federal court judge ruled in favour of Big Plastic’s self-serving arguments and against the government’s approach…Read More

Nov 27, 2023

From Toxic Leak to Cover-Up: Unravelling the Imperial Oil Scandal in Alberta's Oil Sands

A disastrous toxic spill in the tar sands In February 2023, 5.3 million litres of toxic industrial wastewater known as tailings spilled from Imperial…Read More

Nov 24, 2023 / Climate Change

Minister Freeland Wastes $10 Billion on Big Oil's Carbon Capture Fantasy

Any day now, Minister Freeland is expected to introduce a giant new fossil fuel subsidy called the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) investment…Read More

Nov 24, 2023 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Canada’s Use of 1977 Pipeline Treaty to Block Recent U.S. Line 5 Shutdown Order Is Violating Indigenous Rights

Earlier this summer, we celebrated the news that a U.S. judge in Wisconsin had ordered the Canadian oil company, Enbridge Inc., to shut down…Read More

Nov 23, 2023 / Climate Change Ontario

Napanee Council Must Say No to Another Gas Plant!

Just like in many other communities across Ontario, like Thorold and Toronto, the people of Napanee are speaking up – and they’re saying no…Read More

Nov 22, 2023 / Climate Change

All Eyes on Dubai: Expectations for Canada at COP28

All Eyes on Dubai: Expectations for Canada With COP28 around the corner, our team at Environmental Defence is hard at work preparing for a…Read More

Nov 15, 2023 / Climate Change

Lisa Baiton: Big Oil's Climate Misinformation Maestro

The biggest barrier to climate action in Canada is the oil and gas lobby. For decades the fossil fuel lobby has masterfully weakened, derailed,…Read More

Nov 14, 2023 / Climate Change

The Elephants Not in the Room - Sustainable Finance Forum 2023

Last week, I attended the two-day Sustainable Finance Forum in Ottawa to hear about Canada’s progress on climate finance. The event saw influential decision-makers,…Read More

Nov 10, 2023 / Climate Change

Everything you need to know about COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference

This blog was co-authored by: Aliénor Rougeot, Julia Levin, and Julie Segal Following a year of climate catastrophe, world leaders will gather in Dubai…Read More

Nov 07, 2023 / Climate Change

Happy Birthday, Federal Oil & Gas Lobby Bot!

Happy 1st Birthday! Dear Federal Oil & Gas Lobby Bot, We’re so excited that you, dear Federal Oil & Gas Lobby Bot, have turned…Read More