Environmental health advocates welcome first federal recognition of right to a healthy environment in bill to better protect Canadians from toxics

Apr 13, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND BREAST CANCER ACTION QUEBEC Parliament must prioritize modernization of Canadian…Read More


Environmental Experts Available to Comment on 2021 Federal Budget

Apr 13, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – The federal budget to be tabled Monday, April 19, 2021 will signal the government’s environmental priorities as the country continues to…Read More


Ontario Government Passes Bill 257: Planning Act Amendments That Unleash Sprawl MZOs From Basic Planning Rules

Apr 13, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, ONTARIO NATURE Province brushes aside expert warnings about threat to the environment, the rule of law – and the future solvency…Read More


Here's 4 ways Canada can step it up on climate leadership

Apr 08, 2021

Over the last five years, the Canadian government has released two climate change plans and made important climate commitments. And yet action has repeatedly…Read More


Ontario Government Set to Declare Open Season for Sprawl MZOs with Tabling of Schedule 3 Amendments to the Planning Act

Apr 01, 2021

Province ignores warnings about threat to the environment, municipal budgets and rule of law Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Ontario government is forcing the…Read More


Federal pesticide regulator flip-flops on proposed neonics ban after years of delay

Mar 31, 2021

Canada failing to protect the environment from harmful pesticides, groups say OTTAWA – Decisions published today by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency will allow…Read More


New report reveals Canadian retailers falling behind U.S. companies in making major progress on chemical safety

Mar 30, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND THE MIND THE STORE CAMPAIGN Couche-Tard, Metro, Sobeys, Tim Hortons, and Burger King receive an F grade for failing to take…Read More


Statement from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Canada’s carbon pricing law

Mar 25, 2021

Environmental Defence acted as an intervenor in the case, represented by the Canadian Environmental Law Association This ruling is good news for all Canadians….Read More


Broad-spectrum of groups welcome federal vote on environmental racism bill

Mar 24, 2021

Urgent need for national strategy and law to address environmental racism Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people  – Social justice organizations,…Read More


Statement from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, on the 2021 Ontario Budget

Mar 24, 2021

Toronto, Ont. – We are disappointed with this budget. We were hopeful that the Ontario government would take this opportunity to revisit and reset…Read More