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


Hold energy industry responsible for clean-up costs

Nov 06, 2018

It looks like Alberta's on the hook for a staggering amount of oil and gas clean up costs — but Joshua Buck argues in the Edmonton Journal that Albertans can avoid footing the bill by makin Read more


Will the new NAFTA undermine our ability to protect ourselves from toxic chemicals?

Nov 05, 2018

Hill Times editorial on how the new NAFTA misses the mark when it comes to increasing protections from harmful chemicals. This editorial is behind the publication's paywall. Read more


How to end Canada’s cycle of making and breaking global commitments on climate change

Oct 29, 2018

By establishing an independent body of experts with the explicit mandate of measuring progress toward Canada’s climate goals, the federal government can deliver on a once-in-a-generation opportunity Read more


Incinerating plastic waste is not the answer

Oct 29, 2018

An editorial in the Halifax Chronicle Herald from Environmental Defence and the Ecology Action Centre explains why incinerating waste does not solve plastic pollution. Read more