Statement from Julia Levin on the United Kingdom ending public finance for overseas fossil fuels

Mar 24, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – The UK took a groundbreaking step by announcing it will no longer provide financial support for overseas fossil fuel projects. With…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin on the United Kingdom ending public finance for overseas fossil fuels

Mar 24, 2021

Ottawa, Ont. – The UK took a groundbreaking step by announcing it will no longer provide financial support for overseas fossil fuel projects. With…Read More


Statement by Environmental Defence and Ontario Nature on the Pickering City Council vote to rescind its request for a Minister's Zoning Order (MZO) allowing destruction of a portion of the Lower Duffins Creek wetland complex

Mar 23, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ONTARIO NATURE Toronto, Ont. – Last night, the Pickering City Council voted 7-0 to ask Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark…Read More


Environmental groups secure halt to impending destruction of Lower Duffins Creek Wetland

Mar 15, 2021

ECOJUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ONTARIO NATURE  Ontario government must halt legal attacks on planning laws and repeal MZO Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First…Read More


Environmental groups file urgent motion to stop destruction of Lower Duffins Creek Wetland

Mar 08, 2021

Ontario government is trying to run roughshod over its own planning laws ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, ONTARIO NATURE Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First…Read More


Statement from Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature and Ecojustice on Bill 257 regarding legislation to exempt MZOs from planning laws and policy

Mar 04, 2021

New law would allow environmentally destructive projects to go forward even if they contravene basic planning rules  Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Government of…Read More


As Canada hosts the first global Powering Past Coal Summit, groups demand an end to ongoing coal mining and exports

Mar 02, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE CANADA, KEEPERS OF THE WATER SOCIETY, ECOJUSTICE, REAL HEARINGS, ALBERTA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION National exports of 17-20 million tonnes of thermal coal per…Read More


General Mills’ Annie’s mac ‘n cheese first-ever food company to eliminate toxic phthalates in food processing equipment

Feb 23, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND DEFEND OUR HEALTH Environmental and health groups and doctors urge the company to disclose a timeline for action and call on…Read More


Ontario opposition parties all vow swift restoration of Conservation Authority powers

Feb 23, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CPAWS OTTAWA VALLEY, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ONTARIO NATURE, RESCUE LAKE SIMCOE COALITION, WILDERNESS COMMITTEE Developers who get permits through a “political route”…Read More


Environmental groups in court to defend federal environmental law from attack by the Government of Alberta

Feb 22, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE CANADA, MININGWATCH CANADA, NATURE CANADA Ottawa, Ont. – This week, the Government of Alberta is challenging the new federal Impact Assessment Act…Read More