NOAA’s Lake Erie algal bloom forecast proves that governments need to do more work to save the lake

Jul 09, 2020

Environmental groups say the federal and Ontario governments need to step up to the plate to protect the lake  Toronto, Ont. – Today the…Read More

New Report shows opposition to fossil fuel development is not just a Canadian phenomenon

Jul 09, 2020

Environmental Defence report shows the breadth of international opposition to oil and gas development, refuting the claim that Canada and Alberta are unfairly targeted…Read More

Statement from Environmental Defence’s Programs Director, Keith Brooks, in response to the introduction of Ontario's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

Jul 08, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – This sweeping omnibus bill appears to be a thinly veiled attempt to package up the development industry’s wish list and pass it…Read More

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, Tim Gray, on the Ontario government’s proposed weakening of the Growth Plan

Jun 16, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Today the Ontario government resumed their attack on farms, sustainable cities, nature and affordable healthy living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe…Read More

Statement from Julia Levin on the Introduction of Alberta's Bill 22, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act

Jun 12, 2020

Yesterday, the Alberta government introduced Bill 22, the latest in a string of measures that  dismantle provincial environmental regulations under the guise of addressing…Read More

Public Health and Environmental Groups release new report showing the health benefits of cleaner vehicles in the GTHA

Jun 03, 2020

Environmental Defence and the Ontario Public Health Association release a new report showing the health benefits of cleaner vehicles in the Greater Toronto and…Read More

Statement on J&J’s announcement to stop selling talc-based baby powder in Canada and the U.S.

May 20, 2020

Statement from Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas on Johnson & Johnson’s announcement to stop selling talc-based baby powder in Canada and the U.S. Toronto,…Read More

Statement from Sarah Buchanan on the Ontario Court decision quashing Minister Yurek’s cancellation of the Nation Rise Wind Farm

May 14, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Today’s court ruling quashing Minister Yurek’s hasty cancellation of a wind power project is a victory for the rule of law and…Read More

Statement from Climate and Energy Program Manager Julia Levin in response to the announced federal support for oil and gas

Apr 17, 2020

Ottawa, Ont – It is good news that the government has not given in to the enormous pressure being exerted by the oil and…Read More

Secret memo reveals oil industry plan to exploit COVID crisis, endanger Canadians

Apr 17, 2020

As Canada faces unprecedented health crisis, memo shows fossil fuel industry demands for exemptions from environmental laws, regulatory rollbacks, and increased secrecy Toronto, Ont….Read More