Dec 02, 2015 / Livable Communities

Time For York Region To Grow Up

Part of growing up is learning to make decisions that can improve your future. But that wasn’t the case in York Region where recently,…Read More


Dec 02, 2015 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Prime Minister Trudeau’s Paris speech presents a new Canadian approach to climate change

For the first time in awhile, a Canadian Prime Minister is highlighting the problem of doing too little to combat climate change rather than…Read More


Dec 01, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

What can farmers do about the worst ever algal blooms on Lake Erie?

Ontario’s environment and agricultural communities are talking about what is needed to protect the Great Lakes. And the timing couldn’t be more important. Just…Read More


Nov 30, 2015 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Ontario’s climate strategy takes shape: Part 1- cap-and-trade

Last week, Ontario unveiled some of its thinking on the upcoming cap-and-trade program, a key component of the province’s climate change strategy. And on…Read More


Nov 26, 2015 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Canada can help make the Paris climate agreement a strong one

There’s a lot of hope for the U.N. climate change summit starting next week. And Canada can play an important role in helping to…Read More


Nov 24, 2015 / Livable Communities

Ontario farmland at risk: Better land-use planning can help save the family farm

Ontario is losing farmland at an alarming rate. And when farmland is paved over, the farms are gone forever. So are the jobs on…Read More


Nov 22, 2015 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Alberta’s Climate Plan: Game Changed

Ever have one of those days when all the assumptions you had about an issue turned upside down? Today is one of those days….Read More


Nov 20, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Freshwater Protection Mismatch: Small Fees and Enormous Needs

Water is our most precious resource, and as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario pointed out earlier this month, we’re not doing enough to protect…Read More


Nov 12, 2015 / Toxics

Removing the Stain: It’s time to get rid of cancer-causing dry cleaning chemicals

Did you know Canada’s most widespread dry cleaning chemical is linked to lymphoma and is toxic to the nervous system? PERC (short for perchloroethylene…Read More


Nov 12, 2015 / Livable Communities

On Nov 24, the gloves are coming off at the Sprawl Brawl

Get ready to rumble! On Tuesday November 24th, Environmental Defence is hosting its first Sprawl Brawl – an evening of lively debate. The topic?…Read More