Statement by Executive Director Tim Gray on proposed new rules in Bill 108

Jul 16, 2019

Proposed new rules in Bill 108 undermine local democracy and favour sprawl developers Toronto, Ont. – New regulations proposed under Bill 108 would allow…Read More


Environmental groups call for urgent action to protect Lake Erie following NOAA algae bloom forecast

Jul 11, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE, AND FRESHWATER FUTURE CANADA For immediate release: July 11, 2019 Environmental groups call for urgent action to protect Lake…Read More


Statement from Clean Economy Program Manager Sarah Buchanan on Ontario Court of Appeal Ruling in Favour of the Federal Government in the Carbon Pricing Reference Case

Jun 28, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Today’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal again shows that all levels of government can and must act decisively to…Read More


Statement on the Environment Minsters' plastic pollution action plan

Jun 27, 2019

This action plan from Canada’s Environment Ministers contains no actions that will help realize the federal government’s June 10th announcement on plastic pollution. Now…Read More


Statement from Clean Economy Program Manager Sarah Buchanan on Canada’s joint agreement on clean transportation with California

Jun 26, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – By collaborating with California to strengthen regulations that will make our cars cleaner and more fuel efficient, Canada is moving in…Read More


Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Pepsi called on to take back their plastic trash

Jun 25, 2019

Environmentalists are demanding that Ontario’s big bottlers take responsibility for their plastic waste, and support a deposit on plastic bottles Toronto, Ont. – It’s…Read More


Statement from Executive Director Tim Gray on the Passage of Bill C-69

Jun 21, 2019

With the passage of Bill C-69, the federal government has fulfilled its commitment to update the broken environmental assessment regime that has been in…Read More


Statement from Tim Gray on the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project

Jun 18, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – We are disappointed that the federal government has chosen to approve this project. By approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the…Read More


Statement from Dale Marshall on the federal government allowing BC’s methane regulations to apply in place of federal rules

Jun 18, 2019

Canada’s climate goals suffered a serious setback when the federal government announced that it will allow B.C. to use its own, significantly weaker, regulations…Read More


Statement from Program Director Keith Brooks on the Federal Government’s decision to reject the worst Senate amendments to Bill C-69

Jun 12, 2019

Ottawa, Ont. – By rejecting the worst of the Senate’s amendments to Bill C-69, the Federal Government has resisted lobbying from the oil and…Read More