Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More


Improvements to aggregate practices rely on voluntary efforts from the industry

Jul 06, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Changes in government bring uncertainty, and the aggregate (sand, stone…Read More


5 Reasons Why Alberta Methane Regulations Don’t Cut It

May 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

  New analysis shows that Alberta’s draft methane regulations will achieve less than half of Alberta’s methane reduction goal. In fact, as our joint…Read More


Our case against toxic tailings ponds is in front of NAFTA’s environmental arm right now

May 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

We finally may have forced the Canadian government to take its head out of the sand and deal with hazardous waste from the tar…Read More


Canada passes first-ever emissions regulations for oil and gas companies

Apr 30, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  This is a big deal. For the first time in Canadian history, oil and gas companies will be regulated for their carbon emissions….Read More


New study finds methane gas emissions are 15 times higher than reported by industry

Mar 22, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  Once again, actual measurements at oil and gas facilities show that methane emissions are being massively underreported New research published today in a…Read More


We need continued progress on environmental funding in the federal budget

Feb 26, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Toxics

  The upcoming federal budget will be another sign of how seriously the government intends to tackle Canada’s environmental issues – many of which are…Read More


Making “Responsible Aggregate Operations” More Responsible

Feb 05, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is committed to making positive, systemic change –…Read More


What's in store for the New Year? Our predictions for the biggest environmental news stories in 2018

Dec 28, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

2017 was a big year for environmental news. The Energy East pipeline was cancelled, record low prices were set for solar and wind power,…Read More


Meridian Quarry expansion in Burlington highlights lunacy of grandfathered permits

Dec 21, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Imagine if your neighbor informed you that there was a…Read More