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New Report Card: Recycling and provincial waste policy will fail to eliminate plastic waste by 2030 

Sep 21, 2022

New federal action needed to achieve Zero Plastic Waste goal Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas…Read More

Canada’s next big shift: Examples of what to do (and what to avoid) - Part 1

Sep 15, 2022

Canada needs to phase out fossil fuels, but we can’t leave families and communities impacted by that transition to fend for themselves. The good…Read More

Environmental Defence Urges Municipal Candidates to Protect Ontario’s Environment by Building A Lot More Homes in Existing Neighbourhoods 

Sep 15, 2022

Homes for 1.4 million more needed in Toronto by 2051, while other communities must quickly transform low-density suburbs into complete communities Toronto | Traditional territories…Read More

Poll: 74 per cent of Canadians believe automakers have a responsibility to shift to zero-emission vehicles, even if it reduces profits

Sep 06, 2022

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE, ÉQUITERRE Low supply, high prices, long wait times and regional inequity for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are…Read More

Statement from Aliénor Rougeot on two-year anniversary of international factual record on leaking toxic tailings

Sep 01, 2022

Two years after Canada found in violation of Fisheries Act, still no federal action on tar sands tailings ponds Toronto | Traditional territories of…Read More

New report: Children's products found in dollar stores contain toxic heavy metals and "forever chemicals"

Aug 31, 2022

Headphones and children’s toys tested contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and antimony Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat,…Read More

Media Advisory: Ontario Residents Share Why #WeAreLakeErie on August 31, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

The 6th annual social media event draws attention to the challenges Lake Erie is currently facing Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the…Read More

Enviro Groups Join Fight to Protect Federal Ban on Single-Use Plastic Products

Aug 23, 2022

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTIC, OCEANA CANADA Groups defend federal government’s authority to regulate single-use plastics Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People…Read More

Environmental Defence Available to Comment on Ontario Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building More Homes Act

Aug 10, 2022

Environmental Defence land use planning, municipal and environmental lawyer and policy expert Phil Pothen is available to comment on how Bill 3 is likely…Read More

Statement from Keith Brooks, Programs Director, on Canada’s oil companies reporting $12 billion in Q2 profits

Aug 09, 2022

Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People –  While communities are experiencing the climate crisis firsthand, with heatwaves and wildfires raging…Read More