Ontario's new climate change plan gets a failing grade

Dec 03, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

After axing most of the province’s programs that reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, the Ontario government’s promised plan to address climate change has finally…Read More


Silencing a critic: Ontario Government makes cuts to environmental watchdog in the wake of a damning new report

Nov 23, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Climate Change, Great Lakes

  Another week, another blow to Ontario’s environmental protections.  Last week, during the fall economic statement, finance minister Vic Fedeli announced a new “cost-saving”…Read More


Ontario has strong tools available to act on climate change. It's time to use them.

Nov 20, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  If you could write an entirely new climate change plan from scratch, what would you include? Since Ontario’s government is cooking up a…Read More


Oil and gas is trying to weasel its way out of playing by the rules

Nov 13, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Sorry in advance for giving the noble weasel a bad name by comparing it to the oil and gas industry… The federal government is…Read More


Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Nov 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Plastic Pollution

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Federal funds could help shore up Ontario’s flagging climate change action

Nov 12, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Good news arrived last week for climate change action in Ontario. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna just announced a plan to give $420…Read More


Deceptive Trans Mountain Pipeline ads leave Alberta taxpayers on the hook for $10 million

Oct 31, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Most fossil fuel subsidies take the form of handouts and tax breaks for companies to explore for and produce more oil and gas. But…Read More


What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to…Read More


Why the Senate must pass Bill C-69

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

In 2012, the previous government gutted environmental protections for Canada’s land, air, water and climate in an attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track risky energy…Read More


Canada's carbon tax announcement is a win for the climate: Provinces can’t opt out of saving the planet

Oct 23, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Canada is now one step closer to having polluters across the country pay for their carbon emissions. In the face of opposition from…Read More