Canada’s first environmental racism bill closer to becoming law

Jun 22, 2021

More than a dozen groups urge all MPs to support Bill C-230 in final House vote this fall OTTAWA | | TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY…Read More


New report illustrates how carmakers’ EV pledges mask their push to sell more polluting SUVs now

Jun 17, 2021

New report illustrates how carmakers’ EV pledges mask their push to sell more polluting SUVs, jeopardizing efforts to cut carbon emissions now Report calls…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin, Senior Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the federal government’s bold move to end thermal coal mining in Canada 

Jun 11, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – We applaud Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson for listening to Canadians and taking the bold step of unequivocally recognizing…Read More


Statement from Sarah Buchanan, Ontario Climate Program Manager, on Ontario spending $26,000 per customer to subsidize fossil fuels over clean technologies

Jun 09, 2021

Toronto, Ont. – Ontario has launched the second phase of a program to expand fossil fuel gas pipelines to new communities. Instead of supporting…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin on announced government funding for fossil hydrogen project

Jun 09, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – Today, the federal government and the government of Alberta announced they will be collaborating on a $1.3 billion fossil hydrogen project…Read More


Free Documentary Photo Exhibit - North of Long Tail - opens tomorrow at Artscape Wychwood Barns

Jun 04, 2021

Features 20 stories that explore people’s deep intrinsic connections with Lake Erie and the urgent need to protect it Toronto, Ont. –  A new…Read More


New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment

Jun 03, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE SUPPORT, TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE, CITIZENS’ NETWORK ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, WASTE WATCH OTTAWA AND CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION Toronto,…Read More


Statement on the plastics industry’s announcement to pursue legal action against Canada’s efforts to control plastic pollution

May 19, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Statement by Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager, on the plastics industry’s announcement to pursue legal action against Canada’s efforts to control plastic…Read More


Statement from Dale Marshall on the International Energy Agency’s “Net-Zero by 2050” Report

May 18, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – The International Energy Agency (IEA) has actually developed a scenario where we succeed in our battle against climate change – a…Read More


Canada takes first step toward much-needed regulatory action to address plastic pollution

May 12, 2021

OCEANA CANADA, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ECOJUSTICE, TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE Environmental groups urge government to proceed quickly with promised ban on non-essential single-use…Read More