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


Statement from Environmental Defence's Programs Director, Keith Brooks, on Ontario’s cuts to funding of the Canadian Environmental Law Association

Jun 12, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – It is shameful that the government of Ontario has moved to silence yet another critic by cutting funding to the Canadian…Read More


Three Canadian students receive top awards in prestigious International eco-journalism competition – 23 students awarded Nationally

Jun 12, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE For immediate release: June 12, 2019 Three Canadian students receive top awards in prestigious International environmental journalism competition – 23 students awarded…Read More


Statement on the Federal Government’s announcement of plastic bans and other measures to reduce plastic pollution

Jun 10, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – This is a huge step forward from the Federal Government towards ending Canada’s plastic pollution problem. “The plastics crisis cannot be…Read More


Statement from Plastics Program Manager, Vito Buonsante, on the appointment of Ontario’s special advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste

Jun 07, 2019

For immediate release: June 7th, 2019 Toronto, Ont. – We congratulate David Lindsay on his appointment as Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste….Read More