New report shows the proposed GTA-West Highway is a poor use of funds, suggests alternatives

Aug 20, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, SUSTAINABLE VAUGHAN, TRANSPORT ACTION ONTARIO A new report – Is Building Highway 413 the Best Option for Moving People & Goods in the…Read More


Statement on the announcement of the preferred route for the GTA West Highway

Aug 07, 2020

Statement from Environmental Defence’s Program Director, Keith Brooks, on the announcement of the preferred route for the GTA West Highway Toronto, Ont. – The…Read More


New study finds toxic PFAS chemicals in McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Freshii food packaging

Aug 06, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, MIND THE STORE CAMPAIGN AND TOXIC-FREE FUTURE Toronto, Ont. —  In a new report released today, Environmental Defence, the Mind the Store…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin on Minister Wilkinson approving an impact assessment request for the Vista coal mine

Jul 30, 2020

Ottawa, Ont. – We congratulate Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson on his decision today to designate the expansion of Coalspur’s Vista…Read More


NEWS RELEASE: Federal government fails to deliver on promise to align infrastructure reviews with climate commitments

Jul 16, 2020

Just months after surprising withdrawal of Teck’s tar sands mine application, government wastes best chance to reconcile project decisions with commitment to become net-zero…Read More


NOAA’s Lake Erie algal bloom forecast proves that governments need to do more work to save the lake

Jul 09, 2020

Environmental groups say the federal and Ontario governments need to step up to the plate to protect the lake  Toronto, Ont. – Today the…Read More


New Report shows opposition to fossil fuel development is not just a Canadian phenomenon

Jul 09, 2020

Environmental Defence report shows the breadth of international opposition to oil and gas development, refuting the claim that Canada and Alberta are unfairly targeted…Read More


Statement from Environmental Defence’s Programs Director, Keith Brooks, in response to the introduction of Ontario's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

Jul 08, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – This sweeping omnibus bill appears to be a thinly veiled attempt to package up the development industry’s wish list and pass it…Read More


Statement by Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, Tim Gray, on the Ontario government’s proposed weakening of the Growth Plan

Jun 16, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Today the Ontario government resumed their attack on farms, sustainable cities, nature and affordable healthy living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin on the Introduction of Alberta's Bill 22, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act

Jun 12, 2020

Yesterday, the Alberta government introduced Bill 22, the latest in a string of measures that  dismantle provincial environmental regulations under the guise of addressing…Read More