Tim may 2024

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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Oct 18, 2019

Did you know the Greenbelt helps protect us from climate change?

Every year, the Ontario Greenbelt’s watersheds provide more than $1 billion worth of ecological services,…

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Oct 07, 2019

Dear Party Leaders, It’s time to put Canadians ahead of the oil lobby

(Pour la version française, cliquez ici pour télécharger le PDF.) Dear Federal Party Leaders, I…

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Apr 05, 2019

A Victory for Free Speech! Charities can now freely speak out on your behalf

Almost four years ago, the federal government promised to pass a new law that protects…

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Jan 31, 2019

Switching gears from Bill 66 to the Growth Plan: Farms, forest and watersheds are still under threat

There was cheering and a huge sigh of relief last week when the Ontario Minister…

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Dec 17, 2018

Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial…

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Jul 17, 2018

Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark…

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Apr 30, 2018

Who’s playing politics with the Greenbelt?

Concerned about how Bill 66 threatens to open up the Greenbelt to development? Sign the…

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Apr 16, 2018

A win for Endangered Species! Town charged for destruction of piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach

Edit: This blog has been updated with the date of the Town’s court hearing.  …

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Dec 28, 2017

What’s in store for the New Year? Our predictions for the biggest environmental news stories in 2018

2017 was a big year for environmental news. The Energy East pipeline was cancelled, record…

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Aug 03, 2017

Guilty but not charged: Why is Canada letting Volkswagen get away with its diesel car pollution scam?

Two years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was caught red-handed selling cars with software that surreptitiously turned…

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