May 13, 2021 / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Is Highway 413 dead, or just on snooze?

Great news: On May 3rd, the federal government announced they were stepping in to perform a thorough environmental assessment of the proposed Highway 413…Read More

May 11, 2021 / Climate Change

Coal shouldn’t be in our neighbourhoods - here’s how one B.C. community fought back

This guest post is by Paula Williams, the co-founder of Communities and Coal. Environmental Defence is currently running a campaign calling for the federal…Read More

May 10, 2021 / Climate Change

The numbers are in: Big Oil made out like bandits during the pandemic

While millions of people in Canada have faced painful economic uncertainty, oil and gas companies made $9.1 billion in *excess* profits in 2020. That’s…Read More

May 05, 2021 / Climate Change

Stopping Climate Change for Mental Health

This is a guest blog by Emilia P. Anaya, a mental health and environmental justice advocate, for Mental Health Week. During the pandemic, we…Read More

May 04, 2021 / Climate Change / Federal Climate

Canada needs to do much more to stop being a climate laggard

We’ve also recorded a video about this. Click here to watch on Instagram, or see below! Last week, at President Biden’s climate summit, Canada…Read More

Apr 28, 2021 / Climate Change / Yours To Protect

Will Ontario pave paradise for a new multi-billion dollar parking lot?

Ontario’s proposed Highway 413 will increase transportation emissions in the province, increase suburban sprawl alongside the highway, and cause billions of dollars in damages…Read More

Apr 21, 2021 / Climate Change

Unpacking the federal budget: Hot Takes

On April 19th, the federal government released their much anticipated 2021 federal budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. There’s a lot…Read More

Apr 15, 2021 / Climate Change

Paying Polluters: How much Canada gave in federal financial support for oil and gas in 2020

A new report released today by Environmental Defence – Paying Polluters: Federal Financial Support to Oil and Gas in 2020 – reveals that despite…Read More

Apr 08, 2021 / Climate Change / Federal Climate

Here's 4 ways Canada can step it up on climate leadership

Over the last five years, the Canadian government has released two climate change plans and made important climate commitments. And yet action has repeatedly…Read More

Mar 26, 2021 / Climate Change

A big victory on climate – but we’re far from done

This week, Canadians won an important victory on the climate front when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the federal government and affirmed…Read More