Apr 05, 2019 / Movement Building

A Victory for Free Speech! Charities can now freely speak out on your behalf

Almost four years ago, the federal government promised to pass a new law that protects the ability of charities to speak out on Canadians’…Read More

Jan 31, 2019 / Livable Communities

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

Dec 17, 2018 / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

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

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

Jul 17, 2018 / Movement Building

Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More

Apr 30, 2018 / Livable Communities

Who’s playing politics with the Greenbelt?

Concerned about how Bill 66 threatens to open up the Greenbelt to development? Sign the petition to Stop Bill 66 here.   Sprawl developers…Read More

Apr 16, 2018 / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

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

Dec 28, 2017 / Movement Building

What's in store for the New Year? Our predictions for the biggest environmental news stories in 2018

2017 was a big year for environmental news. The Energy East pipeline was cancelled, record low prices were set for solar and wind power,…Read More

Aug 03, 2017 / Toxics

Guilty but not charged: Why is Canada letting Volkswagen get away with its diesel car pollution scam?

Two years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was caught red-handed selling cars with software that surreptitiously turned off the pollution control equipment of over 11 million…Read More

Mar 24, 2017 / Climate Change

Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Markets: Windfall or Risky Business?

Global warming is already impacting ecosystems, economies and communities around the world. Here in Canada, we’ve seen extreme weather lead to flooding and drought,…Read More

Jan 10, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More