Aug 11, 2020 / Livable Communities

6 reasons not to fast track the construction of Ontario’s new mega-highway

The Ontario government recently announced new measures to fast-track the environmental assessment for Highway 413, a proposed 400-series highway, also known as the GTA…Read More


Aug 10, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario Yours to Protect! – Zombie quarry stalks Burlington’s Escarpment

The Ontario government’s gutting of protection for endangered species and changes to planning legislation that will lead to more sprawl has also given new…Read More


Jul 13, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Ontario's recovery plan may help developers but it won't help you

Premier Ford’s COVID-19 recovery plan is a big developer’s dream. Passing off a transparent repackaging of developers’ wish list as much-needed help in a…Read More


Jun 19, 2020 / Livable Communities

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Growth Plan is bad news for endangered species, farms, forests and wetlands

On June 16th, 2020, under the guise of setting the stage for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government resumed their attack on…Read More


May 27, 2020 / Livable Communities

A new prescription for livable, sustainable cities launched by Canadian leaders in response to the pandemic

In the words of former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe, urban sprawl is Ontario’s tar sands. At first pass this may seem like hyperbole….Read More


May 20, 2020 / Livable Communities

Don’t let sprawl developers pave over the Carruthers Creek headwaters

Developers want to pave over a sensitive ecological area and prime farmland in Durham Region. We need to stop it.  The area in question…Read More


Apr 24, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario suspends requirement for public consultation on environmental policies due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some North American governments to change their approach to protecting the environment. In the last month, there have been…Read More


Mar 30, 2020 / Livable Communities

Amid covid-19 crisis, aggregate lobbyists are pushing for deregulation and environmental cuts

While the country collectively struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, some industries are using the crisis as cover to push their agendas forward and demand…Read More


Dec 27, 2019 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What’s in store for 2020? Here are our predictions for next year’s biggest environmental news stories

2019 was a big year for environmental news. Here’s a quick recap: UN scientists took off the gloves on their warnings to us about…Read More


Oct 25, 2019 / Livable Communities

The environment and communities lose if Highway 413 is built

The destructive and unnecessary Highway 413 is back. The proposed highway would make its way from Milton to Vaughan through farms, forests and a…Read More