McDonald’s announces global ban of toxic PFAS chemicals in food packaging

Jan 14, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, THE MIND THE STORE CAMPAIGN AND TOXIC-FREE FUTURE Groups call on Burger King of Toronto-based Restaurants Brands International to follow suit Toronto,…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin, Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the federal government’s new hydrogen strategy

Dec 16, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – With the release of the federal hydrogen strategy today, the government has missed an opportunity to position Canada as a global…Read More


King Township Council asked to endorse a Minister Zoning Order for development of protected Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine lands

Dec 11, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND OAK RIDGES MORAINE LAND TRUST Toronto, Ont. – A religious order, whose Trustees include key players in land speculation and greenfield…Read More


Statement from Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager, on the federal government’s new climate action plan

Dec 11, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – The climate action plan released today has a more comprehensive suite of climate policies than in the past and we welcome…Read More


The Ontario Government Betrays the People of Ontario in Favour of Bad Developers with the Passage of Schedule 6

Dec 08, 2020

DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, LAND OVER LANDINGS, ONTARIO NATURE, RESCUE LAKE SIMCOE COALITION, SIMCOE COUNTY GREENBELT COALITION, WILDERNESS COMMITTEE Now that Ontario has…Read More


Statement by Executive Director Tim Gray on Today's Resignation of David Crombie, Chair of the Greenbelt Council

Dec 05, 2020

  Toronto, Ont. – It is a great shame and a loss to the people of Ontario that David Crombie, the Chair of the…Read More


Another Twist Of the Knife for Conservation Authorities from the Ontario Government

Dec 04, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and ONTARIO NATURE Ontario government’s proposed amendments to Bill 229, Schedule 6 are a shocking escalation of attacks on public safety, natural…Read More


New Report: Ontario failing on climate change while greenhouse gas emissions rise

Dec 03, 2020

A new report from Environment Defence shows that despite the Ontario government’s claims, the province has failed to take meaningful action on climate change…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin, Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the 2020 federal Fall Economic Statement

Nov 30, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – Following today’s Fall Economic Statement, we acknowledge the federal government’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19 and support people in Canada throughout…Read More


Environmental groups sue to keep Ontario wetlands protected

Nov 30, 2020

Ontario government issued a Ministerial Zoning Order for an unlawful development that endangers the protected Lower Duffins Creek wetland complex Toronto, Ont. – Environmental…Read More