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Statement: Nebraska’s Keystone XL decision will lead to further uncertainty and delay

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2017 Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie: Nebraska’s Keystone XL decision will lead to further uncertainty and delay Toronto, Ont. – TransCanada and tar sands producers better hold off on popping the Keystone XL champagne... Read More

Young Reporter on Assignment at COP23: Final Recap

This is a guest blog by Allison Gacad, an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, and an alumnus of Environmental Defence’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program. She recently covered the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in... Read More

Plastic bottle collection events give Toronto residents a chance to Cash it! Don’t trash it

Over the last month, Environmental Defence organized a series of bottle collection events around the GTA. For the events, people dropped off empty plastic beverage bottles, like water and pop bottles. In return, they got 10 cents for each bottle.... Read More

Making $42,000 per year? Oil companies pay a lower tax rate than you

A damning new report shows that some of Canada’s largest oil, gas and pipeline companies are using offshore tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The use of tax havens creates a situation where tar sands and... Read More

Young Reporter on Assignment at COP23: Recap of Day 2

This is a guest blog by Allison Gacad, an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, and an alumnus of Environmental Defence’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program. She is currently covering the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23)... Read More

A Concerned Group of Cottagers Save Blanding’s Turtle on Stoney Lake

This is a guest blog by David Donnelly of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm.  Like many Ontarians, you may have childhood memories of wilderness and nature while camping or spending your summers in cottage country. Sweet memories of... Read More

Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum up last week’s gravely disappointing explanation for why Canada sits by doing nothing while tar sands... Read More

Young Reporter on Special Assignment at the UN Climate Change Conference

This is a guest blog by Allison Gacad, an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, and an alumnus of Environmental Defence’s Young Reporters for the Environment program. She is currently covering the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in... Read More

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Dale Marshall on Friday’s response from the Canadian government on the leaking tailings ponds case

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2017 Statement by Environmental Defence’s Dale Marshall on Friday’s response from the Canadian government on the leaking tailings ponds case Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian government’s response to Environmental Defence’s case on tar sands tailings... Read More

CME supports government decision to extend TPP negotiations

Toronto (November 10, 2017) — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) supports the government’s direction and actions on the Trans-Pacific Partne… ... Read More

SURVEY: Help boost Canada’s innovation performance by answering this short survey!

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and BDO Canada are seeking your help to better understand businesses investment R&D, the use of the federa… ... Read More

A united front for stronger environmental laws

It was all hands on deck this week in our nation’s capital. Environmental Defence joined with seven other organizations in an all-out advocacy effort to strengthen Canada’s outdated environmental laws. Environmental law reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sure... Read More

Fitting the last piece of the puzzle for livable communities in the country’s largest region

As two former municipal councillors, we know firsthand that the odds have been stacked against building smart sustainable communities in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). Inefficient land use and misguided public transit planning, means that residents have had to... Read More

CME presents action plan to encourage more women to join manufacturing workforce at House of Commons Committee

 Remarks : House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO) Mike Holden, Chief Economist, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters  Go… ... Read More

California continues to lead the way on labelling toxics. What about Canada?

Last month, the State of California enacted the first-of-its-kind law in North America to require the labelling of cleaning product ingredients. That’s right – in Canada, cleaning products are not required to have ingredient lists on them. So if California... Read More

Beach Love is Worldwide: Top 3 Lessons Learned from Blue Flag International

You may know about Blue Flag from your favorite Ontario beach or marina. But, did you know that Blue Flag is an international program? Blue Flags fly at over 4,000 sites in 46 countries around the globe! Environmental Defence is... Read More

Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public good. Here’s what happened: the AER approved Suncor’s embarrassingly weak tailings management plan. The approval allows... Read More

How electric vehicles can save lives and make you look cooler

  The City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health recently sounded the alarm on traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), and proposed a set of sweeping measures to protect human health. According to a new report, if you live near a busy... Read More

Groups across multiple sectors call out Metrolinx for lack of evidence-based decision-making

Groups across multiple sectors call out Metrolinx for lack of evidence-based decision-making, demand accountability in transportation planning Toronto, Ont. – Political games at the riding and ward levels are among the reasons delaying implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).... Read More

Methane plan can cut emissions by 45%, protect 7,000 jobs: CAPP

The Government of Alberta has committed to reduce methane emissions by 45 per cent. Industry has a competitive plan to achieve this commitment in the most efficient way that will protect 7,000 jobs and balance environmental and economic priorities, according... Read More