Statement from Julia Levin, Climate and Energy Program Manager, on new federal support for the offshore oil industry

Sep 25, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – Today, the Minister of Natural Resources announced $320 million to support the offshore oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, which is…Read More


Statement from Executive Director Tim Gray on the Speech from the Throne

Sep 23, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – We are glad to see the government reaffirm its commitment to the environment and climate change in the Speech from the…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental Defence experts available to comment on the Speech from the Throne and a green recovery

Sep 23, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – Today, the Governor General will open a new session of Parliament with the Speech from the Throne. The speech will set…Read More


Updated statement from Environmental Defence’s Clean Economy Program Manager, Sarah Buchanan, on the federal government’s acceptance of Ontario’s weak carbon pricing system for industry

Sep 21, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – We are extremely disappointed by the federal government’s decision today to accept Ontario’s proposed carbon pricing system for industry. By pricing…Read More


Troubling report on environmental racism in Canada presented to UN Human Rights Council

Sep 21, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental and physicians groups urge the Prime Minister to swiftly introduce…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental expert available for interviews in advance of the Speech from the Throne

Sep 18, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Next Wednesday, September 23rd, the federal government will lay out its agenda and COVID-19 recovery plan in the Speech from the…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental Defence spokespeople available for interviews on the Supreme Court carbon pricing hearing

Sep 17, 2020

Toronto/Ottawa, Ont. – On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court will hear challenges from Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan to the 2018 Greenhouse Gas…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental Defence presents A “Night-In” with Eco-Justice Warriors event

Sep 08, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND THE ENRICH PROJECT For immediate release: September 8, 2020 Media Advisory: Environmental Defence presents A “Night-In” with Eco-Justice Warriors event  Toronto,…Read More


Statement by Kelsey Scarfone, Water Program Manager at Environmental Defence, on the Minister of the Environment’s announcement of Ontario Great Lakes funding

Sep 04, 2020

For immediate release: September 4, 2020 Toronto, Ont. – Today’s announcement of $7.47 million in Great Lakes investments, including a new Local Action Fund,…Read More


Statement from Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager, on the factual record from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation confirming that Canada is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act with respect to oil sands pollution of the Athabasca watershed

Sep 03, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – After a ten-year wait, an investigation by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) clearly validates the charge by Environmental Defence, The…Read More