Public Health and Environmental Groups release new report showing the health benefits of cleaner vehicles in the GTHA

Jun 03, 2020

Environmental Defence and the Ontario Public Health Association release a new report showing the health benefits of cleaner vehicles in the Greater Toronto and…Read More

Statement on J&J’s announcement to stop selling talc-based baby powder in Canada and the U.S.

May 20, 2020

Statement from Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas on Johnson & Johnson’s announcement to stop selling talc-based baby powder in Canada and the U.S. Toronto,…Read More

Statement from Sarah Buchanan on the Ontario Court decision quashing Minister Yurek’s cancellation of the Nation Rise Wind Farm

May 14, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – Today’s court ruling quashing Minister Yurek’s hasty cancellation of a wind power project is a victory for the rule of law and…Read More

Statement from Climate and Energy Program Manager Julia Levin in response to the announced federal support for oil and gas

Apr 17, 2020

Ottawa, Ont – It is good news that the government has not given in to the enormous pressure being exerted by the oil and…Read More

Secret memo reveals oil industry plan to exploit COVID crisis, endanger Canadians

Apr 17, 2020

As Canada faces unprecedented health crisis, memo shows fossil fuel industry demands for exemptions from environmental laws, regulatory rollbacks, and increased secrecy Toronto, Ont….Read More

Statement from Julia Levin on Alberta's announced $7.6 billion subsidy for the Keystone XL pipeline

Mar 31, 2020

In the midst of a global health crisis, Premier Kenney has announced that the government of Alberta will subsidize construction of the Keystone XL…Read More

Statement from Julia Levin on the changes to Export Development Canada in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act

Mar 25, 2020

Workers, families, communities and small businesses across the country urgently need financial support during this incredibly challenging time. We applaud all of the federal…Read More

No New Money For Oil and Gas Companies—Give It To Workers—Say Large Collection of Groups Representing More Than One Million Canadians

Mar 24, 2020

Ottawa—A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, representing one million three hundred thousand Canadians, have sent a letter to…Read More

New report provides the first comprehensive roadmap to solving the problem of plastic pollution in Canada

Mar 11, 2020

The report outlines six tactics for tackling plastic waste, including bans, fees, and deposit return programs Toronto, Ont. — A new report provides the…Read More

Environmental Defence 2020 Gala looks at whether capitalism can solve the climate crisis

Feb 25, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – On Thursday February 27, Environmental Defence will host its 2020 Gala. The Gala will feature a conversation about the best path forward…Read More