Updated statement from Environmental Defence’s Clean Economy Program Manager, Sarah Buchanan, on the federal government’s acceptance of Ontario’s weak carbon pricing system for industry

Sep 21, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – We are extremely disappointed by the federal government’s decision today to accept Ontario’s proposed carbon pricing system for industry. By pricing…Read More


Troubling report on environmental racism in Canada presented to UN Human Rights Council

Sep 21, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental and physicians groups urge the Prime Minister to swiftly introduce…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental expert available for interviews in advance of the Speech from the Throne

Sep 18, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Next Wednesday, September 23rd, the federal government will lay out its agenda and COVID-19 recovery plan in the Speech from the…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental Defence spokespeople available for interviews on the Supreme Court carbon pricing hearing

Sep 17, 2020

Toronto/Ottawa, Ont. – On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court will hear challenges from Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan to the 2018 Greenhouse Gas…Read More


Media Advisory: Environmental Defence presents A “Night-In” with Eco-Justice Warriors event

Sep 08, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE AND THE ENRICH PROJECT For immediate release: September 8, 2020 Media Advisory: Environmental Defence presents A “Night-In” with Eco-Justice Warriors event  Toronto,…Read More


Statement by Kelsey Scarfone, Water Program Manager at Environmental Defence, on the Minister of the Environment’s announcement of Ontario Great Lakes funding

Sep 04, 2020

For immediate release: September 4, 2020 Toronto, Ont. – Today’s announcement of $7.47 million in Great Lakes investments, including a new Local Action Fund,…Read More


Statement from Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager, on the factual record from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation confirming that Canada is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act with respect to oil sands pollution of the Athabasca watershed

Sep 03, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – After a ten-year wait, an investigation by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) clearly validates the charge by Environmental Defence, The…Read More


Without federal action, Canada will miss easiest, cheapest opportunity to reduce climate emissions

Sep 03, 2020

New analysis shows oil and gas methane regulations will create a gap of up to seven million tonnes  (OTTAWA, ON — Sept. 03, 2020)…Read More


Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity: Ontario and U.S. residents are invited to share why #WeAreLakeErie on August 26

Aug 24, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE, AND FRESHWATER FUTURE CANADA The 4th annual social media event draws attention to the challenges Lake Erie is currently…Read More


52 groups call on Ontario government to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fix the Blue Box

Aug 24, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, RECYCLING COUNCIL OF ONTARIO, TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE, CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION, CITIZENS’ NETWORK ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE SUPPORT, AND…Read More