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Making $42,000 per year? Oil companies pay a lower tax rate than you

Nov 16, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

A damning new report shows that some of Canada’s largest oil, gas and pipeline companies are using offshore tax havens to avoid paying their…Read More


Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

Nov 14, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum…Read More


A united front for stronger environmental laws

Nov 10, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

It was all hands on deck this week in our nation’s capital. Environmental Defence joined with seven other organizations in an all-out advocacy effort…Read More


Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Nov 02, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public…Read More


How electric vehicles can save lives and make you look cooler

Nov 01, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  The City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health recently sounded the alarm on traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), and proposed a set of sweeping…Read More


Improving human health and cutting pollution are one and the same

Oct 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

Industrial pollution is killing people and making people sick—here in Canada and around the world. These are the tragic conclusions of a series of…Read More


New research finds that methane emissions can be reduced at little to no cost

Oct 24, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The world’s leading energy think tank, the International Energy Agency, (IEA) released some startling findings this week showing that the global oil and gas industry…Read More


New scientific research puts urgency to reducing methane leaks from the oil and gas sector

Oct 18, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The research published today in a prestigious scientific journal adds to the mounting evidence that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas companies are…Read More


Helping one another in times of climate breakdown

Oct 13, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Climate Change

This is a guest blog by:  Lucy Cummings, Faith & The Common Good; Sheila Murray, Toronto CREW; and Chris Winter, Climate Action Canada “Recovery from natural and other…Read More


Never heard of Ontario’s Building Code? It’s not as boring as you’d think

Sep 28, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Imagine you’re at a dinner party, and the friend you brought along starts into a story with the phrase “So they’re proposing some changes…Read More


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