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


It’s time to put the chill on SLAPP lawsuits

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


Toxics / Nov 27, 2014

Environmental and health organizations call for ban on triclosan

Evidence is mounting that triclosan has the potential to adversely impact human health, even more than previously thought. That’s why, along with over 50…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 27, 2014

Closing the gate after the horse left the barn: TransCanada fires Edelman

Yesterday, TransCanada fired its PR firm – Edelman, two weeks after Edelman’s strategy document for TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline  was leaked to the public. That document…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 21, 2014

Why we want to pop Canada's carbon bubble

On November 27th, 6 pm, Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute are hosting a free public talk about Canada’s carbon bubble. Come join us. …Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 20, 2014

Canada feeling the pressure from world leaders on climate change

Over the past week, two significant international meetings have increased the pressure on Canada to do more on climate change. The diplomatic arm-twisting has…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 19, 2014

Will Ontario miss the boat on energy conservation?

Energy conservation is the cheapest and easiest way to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that reducing energy use creates jobs, increases our GDP,…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 19, 2014

World Toilet Day: The "Flushable" Wipes Fight

By Frances Anne Côté of Iroquois Falls, Northeastern Ontario Frances Anne emailed Environmental Defence a month or so ago to share her concern about…Read More


Smart Growth / Nov 18, 2014

Cows in your Backyard? The challenges and opportunities of near urban agriculture

  I live in a small Greenbelt community, home to both farming and housing. Being closer to urban markets is good for farmers, and…Read More


Birthday bliss – A tablet for William and funding for Environmental Defence

William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence’s work with a donation through EchoAge. EchoAge is a website for US and Canadian residents, which…Read More