Our Submissions

EDC provides expert advice and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians who want a healthier, cleaner future. We do this by tracking, monitoring and engaging with legislation and regulations. The results of which, we publish for public reference and use, here on Our Submissions page.

2022
submission: ENGO’s comments on plastics recyclability and registry (2022)
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submission: Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023-24 Federal Budget (2022)
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submission: Oil and Gas Emissions Cap: Discussion Paper Recommendations (2022)
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submission: Public Transit and the Path to Net Zero: Submission to consultations on permanent public transit funding in Canada (2022)
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submission: Submission to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development: Prioritize and Expedite Bill C-226 (2022)
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submission: Submission: Draft Guideline B-15: Climate Risk Management (2022)
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submission: Comments RE: Proposed Frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations (2022)
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submission: Letter from 113 organizations Re: Ending fossil fuel subsidies and public finance (2022)
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submission: Reducing Methane Emissions from Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector: Discussion Paper Recommendations (2022)
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submission: Submission to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development: Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies (2022)
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submission: Call for action on Climate-Aligned Finance/ Appel à l’action pour un secteur financier aligné sur le climat (2022)
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submission: Briefing Note: Supporting Reuse to Get to Zero Plastic Waste (2022)
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submission: A Clean Electricity Standard: Discussion Paper Recommendations (2022)
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submission: Submission on Technical Issues Paper: Recycled Content for Certain Plastic Manufactured Items Regulations (2022)
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submission: Backgrounder: A cap on emissions from the oil and gas sector (2022)
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submission: Submission on Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations (2022)
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submission: Joint Submission From Environmental Groups on EA Requirements for “Advanced Recycling” Facilities (2022)
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submission: Backgrounder: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Investment Tax Credit (2022)
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submission: Response to CSA Notice: Proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (2022)
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submission: Submission related to principles guiding the elaboration of oil and gas emission caps (2022)
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submission: Submission on the Draft Technical Guide Related to the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (2022)
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2021
submission: Submission to British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Royalty Review (2021)
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submission: PH29.3: Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development (2021)
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submission: PH29.9 Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Multiplex Study – Interim Report (2021)
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submission: Letter to Sobeys and Walmart Canada to phase out toxic receipts (2021)
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submission: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on the re-introduction of Bill C-230 (2021)
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submission: Media Backgrounder: Expectations for Canada at COP26 (2021)
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submission: Letter on the federal government’s commitment to ban thermal coal exports (2021)
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submission: Submission to the Government of Ontario re: Alternative Low Carbon Fuels (2021)
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submission: Submission to Finance Canada re: CCUS Consultation (2021)
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submission: Backgrounder: Environmental Priorities for Election 2021 (2021)
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submission: Submission on assessing PFAS as a group (2021)
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submission: Carbon capture is not a climate solution (2021)
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submission: Climate Conditions on Government Spending Programs (2021)
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submission: Comments on Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine (VTUM) and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects (2021)
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submission: Letter re: C-28 vote before World Environment Day (2021)
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submission: Comments on the proposed Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations (Canada) (2021)
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submission: OSFI Consultation: Climate-related risks in the financial sector (2021)
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submission: Letter on Export Development Canada’s Legal Obligations Regarding Climate Change (2021)
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submission: Submission on Bill C-230: An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to redress environmental racism (2021)
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submission: Submission to the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (2021)
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submission: Women’s health and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (2021)
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submission: Briefing Note: Modernizing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (2021)
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submission: Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government Regarding Bill 257:Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act (2021)
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submission: Feedback on the federal Output-Based Pricing System and Forest Products (2021)
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submission: Re: Review of Federal Offset-Based Carbon Pricing System (2021)
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submission: Ontario NGO submission on Hazardous and Special Products regulations (2021)
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submission: Letter from civil society demanding no subsidies for enhanced oil production (2021)
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submission: NGO letter on Plastic Pollution and Listing under CEPA (2021)
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submission: Environmental Defence Submission on Schedule 17 of Bill 197 (Amendments to the Planning Act) (2021)
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submission: Comments on the discussion paper for an Ontario low-carbon hydrogen stategy (2021)
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submission: Open Letter from 53 Organizations on Updating Export Development Canada’s Climate Target (2021)
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2020
submission: A Renewable Hydrogen Strategy for Canada (2020)
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submission: Technical and Policy Recommendations to Natural Resources and Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Two Billion Trees Program (2020)
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submission: Draft Screening Assessment for Triclocarban (2020)
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submission: ENGO submission to federal government re: plastics (2020)
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submission: NGO Response to Draft Blue Box Regulations (2020)
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submission: Letter to Minister of Natural Resources re: Hydrogen Strategy for Canada (2020)
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submission: How to strengthen Bill C-12: Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (2020)
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submission: Comments on draft terms of reference for conducting a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining (2020)
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submission: Comments on the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada: Draft Executive Summary (2020)
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submission: Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of 2021 Budget (2020)
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submission: Comments on the draft equivalency agreement for the Saskatchewan methane regulations (2020)
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submission: No federal funding for exploration drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (2020)
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submission: Natural Infrastructure is an Integral Part of Green Recovery (2020)
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submission: Support for Ontario’s Conservation Authorities (2020)
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submission: Banning non-essential, single-use plastics and moving toward zero plastic waste and plastic pollution prevention (2020)
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submission: Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Prioritizing Families over the Fossil Fuel Industry (2020)
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submission: Financial Support for Fossil Fuels (2020)
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submission: Joint Letter on Achieving Canada’s objectives through implementation of the Impact Assessment Act (2020)
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2019
submission: Provincial Policy Statement Review Submission Made by the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (2019)
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submission: Comments on the Government of Canada’s Draft Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (2019)
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submission: Draft 2020 Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (ERO Number: 019-0198) (2019)
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submission: Draft Carbon Pollution Pricing: Options for a Federal GHG Offset System (2019)
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submission: Comments on Canada’s approach on non-tax inefficient fossil fuel subsidies (2019)
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submission: Comments on the proposed equivalency agreement with BC on methane regulations (2019)
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submission: Open letter on fulfilling commitments to restore lost environmental protections and credibility to environmental assessment processes (2019)
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submission: Comments on proposed re-evaluation decision for chlorpryifos (2019)
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submission: Notice of Application: Volkswagen legal case (2019)
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submission: Comments on Canada’s approach on non-tax inefficient fossil fuel subsidies (2019)
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submission: Letter to retailers on the need to phase out receipts containing bisphenols (2019)
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submission: Comments on the repeal of the Green Energy Act (2018)
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submission: Submission on a Made-In-Ontario Climate Plan (2019)
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submission: Joint Submission on Granting BC Methane regulations equivalency (2019)
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submission: Comments on the Government of Canada’s Discussion Paper on the proposed Project List: A Proposed Impact Assessment System (2019)
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submission: Open Letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada on Bill C-69 (2019)
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submission: Joint Submission on the Ontario Government’s review of Endangered Species Act (2019)
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submission: Joint Submission on the Conservation Authorities Modernization (Operations and Permitting) sections of Bill 108 (2019)
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submission: Submission to the Senate Committee on Making Bill C-69 Climate Safe (2019)
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submission: Comments on Ontario’s review of the Endangered Species Act (2019)
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submission: Bill 66 Submission to Standing Committee on General Government (2019)
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2018
submission: Submission on Canada’s proposal for defining vulnerable populations (2018)
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submission: Comments on the repeal of the Green Energy Act (2018)
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submission: Remarks to Standing Committee re: Bill 4, The Cap and Trade cancellation Act (2018)
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submission: Submission on Bill 32: Access to Natural Gas Act (2018)
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submission: Joint Comments on Alberta Energy Regulator’s Draft Requirements for Reducing Methane Emissions (2018)
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submission: Comments on the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on Approach to Revising the Project List: A Proposed Impact Assessment System (2018)
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submission: Fixing Canada’s Broken Energy Regulator and Making Bill C-69 Climate-Safe (2018)
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submission: Joint Letter on Accountability and the Pan Canadian Framework (2018)
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submission: CCME Draft Framework for Zero Plastic Waste (2018)
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submission: Comments on Bill C-69 (2018)
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submission: Protecting our Water for Future Generations (2018)
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submission: Regulatory Proposal under Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998 (2018)
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2017
submission: Notice of objection for the re-evaluation of glyphosate (2017)
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submission: Submission on the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) (2017)
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submission: Submission on the Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop (2017)
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submission: Comments on the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on Approach to Revising the Project List: A Proposed Impact Assessment System (2017)
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submission: Comments in Response to the Report of the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board (2017)
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submission: Overhauling the NEB: Energy Regulation for a Clean Economy (2017)
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submission: National Energy Board Modernization (2017)
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submission: Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (2017)
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submission: Developing a Green Commercial Vehicle Program (2017)
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submission: Comments on the Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper (2017)
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submission: Discussion Paper on Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario (2017)
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