Feb 26, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

We need continued progress on environmental funding in the federal budget

  The upcoming federal budget will be another sign of how seriously the government intends to tackle Canada’s environmental issues – many of which are…Read More


Feb 05, 2018 / Movement Building

Making “Responsible Aggregate Operations” More Responsible

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is committed to making positive, systemic change –…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


Dec 21, 2017 / Movement Building

Meridian Quarry expansion in Burlington highlights lunacy of grandfathered permits

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Imagine if your neighbor informed you that there was a…Read More


Nov 30, 2017 / Movement Building

Listening to concerns about pits and quarries in Ontario

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence has fought a lot of bad pits and…Read More


Nov 14, 2017 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Toxics

Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum…Read More


Nov 03, 2017 / Movement Building

Beach Love is Worldwide: Top 3 Lessons Learned from Blue Flag International

You may know about Blue Flag from your favorite Ontario beach or marina. But, did you know that Blue Flag is an international program?…Read More


Nov 02, 2017 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Toxics

Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public…Read More


Oct 24, 2017 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Toxics

New research finds that methane emissions can be reduced at little to no cost

The world’s leading energy think tank, the International Energy Agency, (IEA) released some startling findings this week showing that the global oil and gas industry…Read More


Oct 18, 2017 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Toxics

New scientific research puts urgency to reducing methane leaks from the oil and gas sector

The research published today in a prestigious scientific journal adds to the mounting evidence that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas companies are…Read More