Tim revised

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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Dec 27, 2023

What’s in Store for 2024? Here Are Our 10 Environmental Predictions for the New Year

In 2023, we are pleased to report that environmental progress in Canada outran the efforts…

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Oct 23, 2023

Runaway oil and gas sector emissions must be capped

Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – With six weeks to…

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Oct 19, 2023

Environmental groups sue Ontario government to release Greenbelt documents

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND ECOJUSTICE Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the…

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Oct 10, 2023

Statement on RCMP Investigation into Ontario’s Greenbelt Land Swap

Statement from Tim Gray, Executive Director on RCMP investigation into Ontario’s Greenbelt land swap.  Toronto…

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Oct 09, 2023

Top reasons why building Highway 413 is a very bad idea

Highway 413 has been back in the news lately, and for one very important, and…

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Sep 23, 2023

Fact-Checking the Ontario Government’s Misleading Hwy 413 Claims

Premier Ford has made many misleading claims about the highway he is proposing to build…

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Sep 22, 2023

Media Advisory: Greenbelt Rallies this Weekend to Celebrate Premier Ford’s Reversal of Greenbelt Land Removals and Protest Proposed Highway 413

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of…

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Sep 21, 2023

What’s next as we work together to stop the destruction of farms, forests and wetlands in the Greenbelt and beyond?

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 brought a whirlwind onslaught of legal, regulatory and policy attacks…

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Aug 09, 2023

Statement on the Auditor General’s Report that the Ontario Government Colluded with Developers to Remove Lands from the Greenbelt

Statement by Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence Lands must now be returned to the…

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Aug 09, 2023

Media Advisory: Environmental Defence Experts Available to Comment on Auditor General’s Report Regarding Greenbelt Removals

Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence and Keith Brooks, Programs Director, are available for interviews…

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