Dec 17, 2018 / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

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 government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Nov 12, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Plastic Pollution

Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Oct 15, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building

What the media is missing about the new IPCC report: We shouldn’t give up.

  Last week the most esteemed climate scientists in the world unveiled a new report that laid out the global impacts that we should…Read More


Sep 25, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building

Beyond “Hothouse Earth”: Mourning is part of climate action, but then you have to get up again

  A friend from British Columbia was in Ottawa for work recently. Pretty quickly the conversation came around to the summer of forest fires…Read More


Sep 06, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building

If you care about climate change you should care about methane

  If you care about climate change, you should care about oil and gas methane. If you care about human health, you should care…Read More


Aug 30, 2018 / Movement Building / Toxics

Good(ish) news! Our case against Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds will be investigated

  First the good news. The three NAFTA countries voted unanimously to allow an investigation to go forward on tar sands tailings ponds leaking…Read More


Jul 17, 2018 / Movement Building

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 court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More


Jul 06, 2018 / Movement Building

Improvements to aggregate practices rely on voluntary efforts from the industry

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Changes in government bring uncertainty, and the aggregate (sand, stone…Read More


May 31, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Toxics

5 Reasons Why Alberta Methane Regulations Don’t Cut It

  New analysis shows that Alberta’s draft methane regulations will achieve less than half of Alberta’s methane reduction goal. In fact, as our joint…Read More


May 15, 2018 / Movement Building / Toxics

Our case against toxic tailings ponds is in front of NAFTA’s environmental arm right now

We finally may have forced the Canadian government to take its head out of the sand and deal with hazardous waste from the tar…Read More