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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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Dec 30, 2022

What’s in store for 2023? Here are our 12 environmental predictions for the new year

In 2022, environmental progress ran hot and very cold in Canada. At the international and…

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Dec 14, 2022

Environmental Defence and Democracy Watch call for OPP investigation of insider information leaks to sprawl developers in advance of Greenbelt land removals

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, DEMOCRACY WATCH Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas…

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Dec 09, 2022

Important things you should know about the Ontario government’s six major recent attacks on farms, forests, wetlands, and livable communities

There is some understandable confusion about what-is-what in the complex package of attacks being undertaken…

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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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