Welcome to the plastic pollution party, Canada. Better late than never.

May 03, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

The federal government plans to use its G7 presidency to advance action on plastic pollution. And they’ve invited Canadians to join the conversation. On…Read More


Who’s playing politics with the Greenbelt?

Apr 30, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Sprawl developers and speculators are pushing to open up Ontario’s Greenbelt to allow housing to be built on it. But there is more than…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


Asthma rates in children are on the rise, and so are toxic chemicals in our everyday products

Apr 23, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

This year, we celebrate World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 1st. This Day aims to increase asthma awareness of the near 235 million people…Read More


A Kinder Morgan bailout would be a reckless use of public money

Apr 20, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government announced on Sunday that it would provide a financial guarantee to ensure the risky Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline gets built….Read More


10 Key Considerations for Low-Carbon Communities

Apr 19, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Rodney Wilts is a partner at Windmill Development Group, an Ontario-based urban development group with a very special business ethos.  Windmill builds homes, offices,…Read More


We can have a strong economy and protect the environment...but not the way the Canadian government is doing it

Apr 17, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Last week we published a report laying out important research from two leading economists showing that Canada can meet or exceed our commitments…Read More


What the frack?! Canada wants to exempt tar sands and fracking from environmental assessment

Apr 16, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The federal government wants to exempt some of the highest-carbon energy projects in Canada—in situ tar sands and fracking—from undergoing a federal environmental assessment….Read More


A win for Endangered Species! Town charged for destruction of piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach

Apr 16, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Great Lakes

Edit: This blog has been updated with the date of the Town’s court hearing.   After a thirty year absence, and decades of important…Read More


Carbon pricing has no downside, so why are we still arguing about it?

Apr 09, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Two new reports from the Clean Economy Alliance lend even more support to the growing evidence from economists and scientists that carbon pricing…Read More