Help keep the buzz going against the use of neonics in Ontario

Dec 10, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

We need pollinators, such as bees, to pollinate one third of all the food we eat. That’s why there is so much concern over…Read More


The Canadian government’s crazy approach to tar sands pollution

Dec 10, 2014 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy

Yesterday in Parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called regulating the largest source of carbon emissions in the country, the oil and gas sector, “crazy.”…Read More


Ontario’s Greenbelt under threat; Risks to our local farms, natural areas and smarter cities

Dec 09, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

Cities and towns need fresh, local food and farmers need to be able to grow it close to these areas. The 5,500 farms in…Read More


Canada now three steps behind the U.S. on climate change

Dec 09, 2014 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy

The day after President Obama was elected in 2008, the Canadian government announced that it would match U.S. action on climate change. That promise…Read More


Auditor General: Drinking water protection work needs expediting

Dec 09, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

It’s been 14 years since the Walkerton water crisis when people across the province learned they couldn’t take for granted the systems and people…Read More


Five things you may not know about farms and water

Dec 08, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

Ontario’s agricultural sector contributes to a vibrant food system and prosperous economy that nourishes our communities and promotes health and well-being for everyone. Unfortunately,…Read More


Ontario’s Greenbelt is under threat

Dec 03, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

Ontario’s Greenbelt protects farmland and natural areas like forests and wetlands from urban sprawl. It ensures that nature isn’t a long drive away, and…Read More


Cheers! Ontario takes action to limit water transfers within the Great Lakes basin

Dec 03, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

By Anastasia Lintner, Lintner Law and Nancy Goucher, Environmental Defence Last Thursday, the Government of Ontario filed a new regulation that, commencing on January…Read More


Province moves to end SLAPP lawsuits; Anti-SLAPP bill reintroduced in legislature

Dec 02, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Thanks to the Ontario government citizens will be able to participate in public debates without fear of being slapped with a lawsuit. Strategic Lawsuits…Read More


It’s time to put the chill on SLAPP lawsuits

Nov 28, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Participating in public debates, speaking out for issues that affect us and our neighbours, these are basic principles in our democracy. Strategic Lawsuits Against…Read More