Ontario is making it cheaper and easier for industries to pollute our waters

Nov 07, 2019

Last week, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Hon. Jeff Yurek held a media conference. He claimed that changes proposed in the province’s latest Read more


The absurdity of stalling on the Volkswagen emissions scandal

May 09, 2019

In order for Canada to truly be an environmental leader, it must get tough on polluters. Making Volkswagen pay for its crimes would be a great start. A National Observer opinion piece by Muhannad Mal Read more


We are failing on waste, and it’s time to change that

Mar 27, 2019

Ontario is consulting on its waste strategy. To reduce plastic pollution it needs to consider bans, and put a price on plastic bottles, writes Vito Buonsante. Read more



If you want cheaper produce, stop the grab for farmland

Dec 12, 2018

Tim Gray asks why the Ontario government is considering allowing developers to pave over the prime agricultural land that supplies exactly the kind of food we want, in the Hamilton Spectator. Read more


Developing the Greenbelt is a disaster on multiple levels

Dec 10, 2018

Executive Director Tim Gray explains in the Toronto Star why Ontario Bill 66 will bring more gridlock, lost farmland, polluted water and higher property taxes. Read more


Ontario's climate change plan is too little, too late

Dec 06, 2018

Environmental Defence's Programs Director and Clean Economy Program Manager explain why Ontarians should be outraged about the provincial government's insufficient and ineffective climate change plan. Read more


Why the oil and gas industry meltdown over environmental laws? They didn’t get to write them this time

Dec 03, 2018

Enough with the hysteria being drummed up by the oil and gas industry over Bill C-69, writes Patrick DeRochie in the Hill Times. They’re going to have to learn to play by the rules, just li Read more


It's time for an exit strategy from oil and gas

Nov 29, 2018

The scientific consensus is that the world needs to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change. This leaves no choice but to wind Read more


Feds have a long way to go to make progress on plastics pollution

Nov 19, 2018

An editorial by Keith Brooks in the Hill Times on what Canada's upcoming national plastics strategy needs to include. Read more