Statement from Tim Gray on the Release of the Federal Ministers’ Mandate Letters

Dec 13, 2019

We would like to congratulate the Prime Minister on the release of comprehensive Cabinet Minister mandate letters that reflect the commitments made during the…Read More


Federal Government lays charges against Volkswagen for its diesel emissions scandal four years after Dieselgate

Dec 09, 2019

ECOJUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Federal Government lays charges against Volkswagen for its diesel emissions scandal four years after Dieselgate Toronto, Ont. – Today, the…Read More


Statement from Sarah Buchanan, Clean Economy Program Manager, on the Auditor General’s Annual Report which slams Ontario’s climate change plan

Dec 04, 2019

The Auditor General’s Annual Report, released today, confirms that Ontario’s climate change plan falls apart under serious scrutiny. There is no credible evidence to…Read More


Media Advisory: Experts Available to Comment from the UN Climate Negotiations

Dec 03, 2019

Madrid, Spain & Ottawa, Ont  – From Tuesday, December 3 until Friday, December 13, policy experts from Environmental Defence will be attending the United…Read More


Environmental Defence spokespeople available to speak about the environmentally damaging elements of Ontario Bill 132

Nov 25, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – This morning, Environmental Defence will present its objections to Bill 132 to the Standing Committee on General Government. Environmental Defence will…Read More


Statement by Water Program Manager Kelsey Scarfone on Ontario’s proposed extension of the moratorium on new water bottling permits

Nov 19, 2019

Toronto, Ont — We are pleased that the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to extend the moratorium on water bottling…Read More


New report reveals top Canadian retailers are falling behind U.S. companies in making major progress on chemical safety

Nov 19, 2019

Metro, Sobeys, and Tim Hortons receive an F grade for failing to take action on toxic chemicals Toronto, Ont. — A new report reveals…Read More


Ontario must reverse course on Pesticides Regulation changes to protect pollinators

Nov 14, 2019

Fine print in regulatory proposals flowing from Bill 132 removes accountability mechanisms, invites over-use of bee-killing neonic pesticides TORONTO — Regulatory changes proposed in…Read More


Latest Government Biomonitoring Report on Chemical Exposures Underlines the Urgent Need for a Stronger Toxics Law

Nov 13, 2019

Statement by Muhannad Malas, Toxics Program Manager Toronto, Ont. –The findings of Health Canada’s Fifth Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada,…Read More


Ontario Government bows to the aggregate industry, moves to block municipal efforts to protect groundwater

Nov 12, 2019

Groups say the Ontario Government is putting the aggregate industry ahead of people. The province needs to go back to the drawing table, and…Read More