Canada must ban harmful triclosan

Jan 06, 2017 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

The federal decision to declare triclosan toxic, but not to match the U.S. ban, could make Canada a potential dumping ground and leave Canadians…Read More


Harmful Neonic Pesticide to be Banned in Canada

Jan 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as…Read More


Great news for the Arctic – and the planet!

Dec 22, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, we chalked up another big win for the environment. The U.S. and Canadian governments placed an indefinite ban on issuing new oil and…Read More


The OMB is too expensive, time consuming and adversarial

Dec 19, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is guest blog by Sandy Buxton, President, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association You’d be hard pressed to find an area more adversely affected by the Ontario…Read More


Energy East: A Bad Deal for Ontario

Dec 19, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

What considerations should be taken into account by the Ontario government regarding the proposed Energy East pipeline? The answer to this question is a…Read More


How to fix the Ontario Municipal Board

Dec 16, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Ron Golden, President West Oro Ratepayers Association.       After enduring two hearings as a party at the…Read More


Growing the Greenbelt at Queen’s Park

Dec 16, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Anne Purvis, pictured with husband Jim. Together they own 170 acres of significant wetland in Northumberland County which they…Read More


Year in review: 2016 was a great year thanks to you!

Dec 16, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

As 2016 draws to a close, I am awed by how much we’ve accomplished together this past year. When we started the year, we…Read More


Five Tips for an Eco-friendly Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

The holidays are just around the corner and there is still a lot to do! Buying last-minute gifts, cooking and baking, organizing parties, and…Read More


The pan-Canadian climate framework: Historic and insufficient

Dec 15, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Make no mistake. The pan-Canadian framework on climate change that was negotiated and finalized earlier this month is a big deal. No Canadian government…Read More