Polluter pay or walk away?

Jan 31, 2019 by Joshua Buck (Alberta Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

The Supreme Court of Canada has a made an important  ruling on a case that pitted the health of the environment against banks. The…Read More


Switching gears from Bill 66 to the Growth Plan: Farms, forest and watersheds are still under threat

Jan 31, 2019 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt

There was cheering and a huge sigh of relief last week when the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that the government…Read More


Three more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s conclusion that glyphosate is safe

Jan 24, 2019 by Sarah Jamal (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

Earlier this month, Health Canada responded to our concerns about its 2017 decision to continue to allow the use of glyphosate for another 15…Read More


Is Canada a world leader on plastics? Even NESTLÉ is doing more to tackle plastic pollution.

Jan 22, 2019 by Vito Buonsante (Plastics Program Manager)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Nestlé, one of the world’s biggest food producers, announced last week that it will be phasing out all non-recyclable or tough to recycle plastics…Read More


Poisoning the Well: How Bill 66 threatens our clean drinking water and invites Walkerton 2.0

Jan 11, 2019 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Greenbelt

  We’ve got it pretty good here in Ontario. The vast majority of Ontarians can turn on their tap and rely on plenty of…Read More


Four ways cars are getting more climate-friendly

Jan 09, 2019 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Driving creates a lot more carbon pollution than you think. On top of releasing harmful emissions like nitrogen oxides that increase respiratory ailments…Read More


The oil industry says it doesn’t want subsidies. For once, we agree!

Dec 21, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Tis the season for giving and gratitude, so what was the response from oil and gas executives and their political allies to yesterday’s announcement…Read More


The Future is Wind

Dec 19, 2018 by Joshua Buck (Alberta Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Great News! Alberta’s recent auction for wind power has shown once again that renewables are the cheapest form of new power generation. Alberta is…Read More


Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Dec 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Toxics

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Where the water flows, salt goes: Why we need to go easy on the salt this winter, for our Great Lakes’ sake

Dec 14, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Winter has officially arrived, and the cold weather seems to be here to stay. The Canadian winter sets in seemingly overnight, and the next…Read More