Toxics / Dec 11, 2014

Tip of the Month: Have a holly, jolly and toxic-free holiday season

Have you pulled out, dusted off and put up your holiday decorations around your home yet? If you have (or you plan to do…Read More

Toxics / Dec 10, 2014

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

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

Clean Economy / Dec 10, 2014

The Canadian government’s crazy approach to tar sands pollution

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

Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 09, 2014

Auditor General: Drinking water protection work needs expediting

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

Clean Economy / Dec 09, 2014

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

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

Smart Growth / Dec 09, 2014

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

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

Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 08, 2014

Five things you may not know about farms and water

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

Smart Growth / Dec 03, 2014

Ontario’s Greenbelt is under threat

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

Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 03, 2014

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

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

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