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 / Plastic Pollution

Ontario wants YOU to pick up litter while it trashes improvements to the Blue Box

During simpler times, the Ontario government decided to designate the second Tuesday of May as a “Day of Action on Litter.” Corporations — and…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 / Toxics

How the lack of industry action on chemicals in Canada is related to Canada’s outdated toxics law

Just last week, Wendy’s became the fifth fast food chain to commit to eliminating toxic PFAS chemicals from its food packaging – shortly after…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 22, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

We can’t rely on industry to protect the environment and human health

The plastics industry is using the Parliamentary standing committee on the environment as a platform to bash the government’s plan to regulate plastics and…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