At Environmental Defence, we perform research and publish reports and guides to educate the public about environmental challenges facing our communities, then provide roadmaps for steps we can take to tackle these challenges. Take a look some of our most recent reports:

Our Reports

Doubling Down With Taxpayer Dollars

In the last three fiscal years, the government of Alberta has provided $4.8 billion in subsidies to the oil, gas and coal industries through a ... Read More
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The Hidden Cost of Receipts

Every day, Canadians are exposed to BPA, a toxic chemical linked to prostate and breast cancer, simply by touching receipts. Even when steps are taken ... Read More

Our Guides

Mid Term Report Card – Proposed amendments to Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Environmental Defence evaluated Ontario's proposed amendments to the Greenbelt and Growth Plans and issued the report card below. Check out the report card that highlights ... Read More

Action Checklist – Recommendations to fix Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans need some major fixes if the provincial government is serious about protecting the Greenbelt and enabling smarter growth in the ... Read More

10 ways You Can Help Keep Our Waters Clean

Simply by going about your daily routines, you might be unknowingly contributing to the pollution of our waterways. Here’s a tip sheet that you can ... Read More

The Problem With Bottled Water

Bottled water is a big business in Canada. But its cost on the environment and your wallet is even bigger. Here's the real price of ... Read More

The BPA Pocket Guide

BPA can be found not just in food cans, but also in many other consumer goods. Learn how you and your loved ones can lower ... Read More

The Toxic Ten Pocket Guide

Canadians are exposed to toxic chemicals every day, but you can reduce your exposure if you know where they lurk. Cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, and allergy-inducing substances ... Read More

Our Submissions

Comments on Ontario’s review of the Endangered Species Act

Environmental Defence's joint submission to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks noting with deep concern that their review of the Endangered Species ... Read More
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Bill 66 Submission to Standing Committee on General Government

Bill 66 Submission to Standing Committee on General Government Read the submission (English)(Adobe Reader is required to read this pdf report. Please ensure you have ... Read More