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Tim Gray

Executive Director

Tim grew up on the shores of Lake Huron and acquired his love of nature there. He has over 25 years experience developing and implementing environmental policy change efforts. These have included major shifts in land conservation, forest practices and climate change. Starting out his career as a biologist and policy analyst, Tim has spent a lot of time learning skills that move complex environmental issues toward resolution. He has worked with other change makers on the front lines of conflict and has also taken his skills inside to work on government advisory committees and in complex negotiations with industry. Tim completed an H.BSc. at Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.Sc. at the University of Toronto.

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Sep 29, 2022

Media Advisory: This Saturday October 1, hundreds will walk and bike the proposed route of Highway 413 in the Harvest Ontario Walk to Stop The 413

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, HARVEST ONTARIO WALK COALITION Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg,…

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Jul 27, 2022

The End of the Greenbelt? How doing what York Region demands would mark its end

Recently, York Region voted to seek provincial government approval for their draft Regional Official Plan….

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May 06, 2022

Fact checking a fundraising email about Highway 413 sent to PC party supporters

Premier Doug Ford recently sent out a fundraising email about the proposed Highway 413. We…

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May 02, 2022

Nature needs defenders in today’s Ontario

By Environmental Defence’s count, the last several years have witnessed over 10 major changes to…

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Dec 21, 2021

Will 2022 be a good year for the environment? Here are our 10 predictions for the year ahead

2021 was a year dominated by environmental news. Despite ongoing COVID constraints on the economy,…

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Nov 19, 2021

10 things we want to see in next week’s Speech from the Throne

What on Earth is the Speech from the Throne? The 44th session of Parliament is…

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Jul 23, 2021

$3.5 million and 2 years to serve up a farcical attack on Canadians’ rights to protect the environment and our future

Soon Commissioner Steve Allan will submit to the Alberta government his final report of the…

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May 04, 2021

How the lack of industry action on chemicals in Canada is related to Canada’s outdated toxics law

Just last week, Wendy’s became the fifth fast food chain to commit to eliminating toxic…

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Apr 14, 2021

VICTORY: Stronger protections from toxic chemicals are finally coming

After many years of pushing for stronger protections from pollution and toxic chemicals in consumer…

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