Toxics / Feb 07, 2019

The toxic receipt: How BPA creeps into our bodies from thermal paper

Remember when bisphenol A (or BPA) was banned in baby bottles in 2010? Thought the problem was over? Unfortunately, this hormone disrupting chemical is…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Feb 07, 2019

The plastics industry says it wants to fix plastic pollution! But don't ask them to produce less plastic.

Warning, sarcasm ahead… Good news! Some of the biggest companies in the world including producers and users of plastic launched an initiative with the…Read More


Climate Change / Feb 06, 2019

LRT is great, paying for it with the carbon levy is better!

Light rail transportation (LRT) is an excellent choice for Alberta’s sprawling cities to move people around quickly and cleanly. Light rail replaces cars on…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Feb 06, 2019

"Salt-ernatives": Options to keep our roads clear and freshwater clean this winter

Here at Environmental Defence, we’re sick of excessive salt piling up on our roads, sidewalks and parking lots this winter. Salt is a necessary…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Feb 05, 2019

Why we’re calling time on plastic packaging – a Q&A with Pure + Simple

Pure + Simple is a Toronto-based skincare chain that has committed to going 100 per cent plastic-free! We asked their President and Co-owner Jean…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Feb 05, 2019

Why we’re going to court over carbon pricing

  Ontario and Saskatchewan are investing millions of public dollars into a legal battle to block the federal government from implementing a Nobel-prize-winning policy…Read More


Greenbelt / Smart Growth / Feb 05, 2019

Want to increase housing supply? Don’t dismantle the Growth Plan

Like many Ontarians, I want to ensure we have affordable housing options and the transportation choices we need, so our children and grandchildren can…Read More


Climate Change / Jan 31, 2019

Polluter pay or walk away?

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


Greenbelt / Jan 31, 2019

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

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


Toxics / Jan 24, 2019

Part 1: Three more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s conclusion that glyphosate is safe

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