Jan 25, 2022 / Guest / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Over the holidays Wilmot Township attempts to sneak through MZO for thousands of homes

This is a guest blog by Kevin Thomason When governments want to be sneaky, they make announcements when they think no one is paying…Read More

Jan 21, 2022 / Climate Change

2030 is too late: Canada must #DumpCoal now

Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. It is devastating to human health and the environment, ending coal-fired electricity means cleaner air and healthier communities….Read More

Jan 19, 2022 / Plastic Pollution

Reusable Containers and Packaging are Crucial to Ending Plastic Pollution

Canada is at a watershed moment in the fight against plastic pollution. The government has finally posted draft regulations to ban six single-use plastics….Read More

Jan 14, 2022 / Federal Climate

What is sustainable finance and why should the Canadian government regulate it?

We can’t solve the climate crisis unless private finance flows in a new direction. But Canada’s largest financial institutions still fund fossil fuel expansion…Read More

Jan 12, 2022 / Plastic Pollution

Government Must Ban Harmful Single-Use Plastics Now, Not in Two Years

The government finally posted draft regulations to ban six single-use plastics over the holidays. Unfortunately there’s a catch. As written, the regulations wouldn’t rid…Read More

Dec 30, 2021 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Roads Salts Don’t Just Hurt Your Pet’s Paws: They're Wreaking Havoc on Freshwater Sources

If you experience snowfall during the winter season, you’re probably well aware of what we like to call “road salt season”. More often than…Read More

Dec 23, 2021 / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Year in Review: Protecting Ontario's Environment

We can’t say 2021 was a good year for Ontario’s environment. At times, 2021 felt like an unending stream of losses – but there…Read More

Dec 21, 2021 / Climate Change Ontario / Protecting Ontario’s environment

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation isn’t listening to local input on Highway 413

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) isn’t listening to people and communities. Last week the Ministry concluded three online Public Information Centres (PICs) to…Read More

Dec 21, 2021 / Climate Change / Protecting Ontario’s environment / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Yours To Protect

Will 2022 be a good year for the environment? Here are our 10 predictions for the year ahead

2021 was a year dominated by environmental news. Despite ongoing COVID constraints on the economy, global fossil fuel consumption rebounded after its collapse in…Read More

Dec 15, 2021 / Climate Change

The Canada Energy Regulator again paints a future that contradicts federal climate commitments and fails to chart a course for success

Big and important decisions about Canada’s energy future will continue to be made in the dark. That’s because the Canadian agency that is supposed…Read More