Statement from Programs Director Keith Brooks on Ontario’s appeal to the Supreme Court on federal carbon pricing

Aug 28, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – It’s extremely dismaying that the Ontario provincial government continues to fight climate solutions instead of fighting climate change. This appeal to…Read More


Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity: Ontario residents asked to show that #WeAreLakeErie on social media on August 28

Aug 26, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE, AND FRESHWATER FUTURE CANADA The 3rd annual social media event is a chance to bring much-needed attention to the…Read More


Government backslides on climate commitments with new regulation

Aug 21, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE New regulations announced today will exempt high-carbon projects from receiving a federal impact assessment Ottawa, Ont. – Today the government released its…Read More


Health, labour and environmental groups call on Canada’s leading grocery giants to ditch toxic receipts

Aug 20, 2019

BREAST CANCER ACTION QUEBEC, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, MIND THE STORE AND UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS CANADA For immediate release: August 20, 2019 Health, labour…Read More


Statement from Environmental Defence’s Plastics Program Manager Vito Buonsante on Ontario’s commitment to improve recycling and tackle plastic waste

Aug 15, 2019

Toronto, Ont – We applaud the Ontario government for moving forward and committing to improving the province’s stalled recycling rate, and making producers responsible…Read More


Environmental groups taking Minister to court again for failing to charge Volkswagen for polluting

Jul 24, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Ecojustice, on behalf of Environmental Defence staff, has launched a case seeking to hold Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna accountable…Read More


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