#StopFundingFossils: New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

About The Report: New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas…Read More


Canada’s Climate Change Commitments: Deep Enough?

About The Report: Canada has pledged to significantly reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement on climate change. However, our current national action plan…Read More


Report: Media Backgrounder: Grow The Greenbelt

About The Report: Backgrounder on why the province needs to expand protection of vulnerable water supplies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region. Download the…Read More


Final Report Card on Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Environmental Defence evaluated Ontario’s new Greenbelt and Growth Plans and issued the report card below. Check out the report card that highlights the strengths…Read More


Report: Alberta's Tailings Ponds

Oil sands mining operations produce a toxic brew of water, sand, silt and petrochemical waste products. For over fifty years, the tar sands industry…Read More


Uncanny Toxics

Read The Comic Download In English en français Read The Backgrounder Read The Blog Watch The Video Take Action For too long, harmful chemicals like triclosan, BPA, and…Read More


Report: Application Incomplete

About The Report: An analysis of TransCanada’s application to the National Energy Board (NEB) panel reviewing Energy East reveals that the application is missing…Read More


Protecting and Restoring the Ecological Health of Our Waters

About The Report: In 2015, Ontario passed the Great Lakes Protection Act, but to fully realize the purposes of the Act, much more needs…Read More


Canada’s Methane Gas Problem

About The Report: Canada has a serious methane problem. Newly published research shows that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector – due…Read More


Building an Ontario Green Jobs Strategy

About The Report: Buildings account for nearly one third of Ontario’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The province’s Climate Change Action Plan earmarks funding to…Read More