Oct 09, 2014 / Livable Communities

2014 Environmental Commissioner Report: Good plans, now let's get moving to protect Ontario's Land and Water

By Susan Swail, Greenbelt Campaigner and Nancy Goucher, Water Campaigner This week’s report from Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner shows that the provincial government is on…Read More


Oct 08, 2014 / Clean Economy

Line 9 reversal halted due to danger to rivers and lakes

The National Energy Board (NEB) just rejected Enbridge’s request for permission to restart its Line 9 pipeline until further notice. It turns out that…Read More


Oct 07, 2014 / Clean Economy

Environment Commissioner’s report: Canada is failing its own objective to undertake responsible energy development

Today, Canada’s Environment Commissioner released a report that shows that the federal government continues to allow risky and irresponsible energy development at the expense…Read More


Oct 07, 2014 / Toxics

Clorox to pull back the curtain on its scents

Have you ever wondered what makes your dish soap smell like lemons or your moisturizer smell like vanilla? It’s often many things but it’s…Read More


Oct 07, 2014 / Toxics

Will new U.S.-Canadian agreement impact Canadian toxics control?

There are a lot of international trade talks happening these days, and different regulations and how they affect business are a big topic of…Read More


Oct 01, 2014 / Livable Communities

Ontario’s priorities: Good news for healthy sustainable communities

Last week, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne posted mandate letters online for each Ministry. The letters identify the government’s priorities for the next four years….Read More


Sep 26, 2014 / Toxics

Asthma and a Common Household Chemical: New Research on Pre-Natal Exposure

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of children in Canada, affecting 12.5 per cent of children. In the past decade, studies have linked…Read More


Sep 26, 2014 / Clean Economy

A Mandate for the Environment

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released her mandate letters. These set priorities for her ministers and ministries as part of her commitment to open…Read More


Sep 25, 2014 / Toxics

More proof on the need to extinguish flame retardants

From melting ice caps to loss of habitat, life isn’t easy in the Arctic. And it’s only getting worse thanks to the widespread presence…Read More


Sep 24, 2014 / Livable Communities

A highway in Ontario’s Greenbelt? A lose-lose proposal

Ontario’s Greenbelt aims to protect sensitive natural areas and farmland. But Ontario is planning a highway that would cut through the greenbelt and damage…Read More