Tag: Environmental Defence

Waste Controversy: To burn or not to burn?

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While Canada is set to host the next round of the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations April 23-29, Canadian groups are raising an alarm about...

Ontario’s budget aims to rebuild economy, but causes environmental concern

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This week Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, released the 2024 Budget: Building a Better Ontario. There are mixed reactions to the province’s attempt at...

Ontario government amends environmental assessment process to accelerate infrastructure projects

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As the Ontario government is investing nearly $98 billion over the next decade to build new roads, highways and public transit, it is streamlining...

Ontario Auditor General releases scathing report on Greenbelt development

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Actions of the Ontario government to open parts of the Greenbelt for development failed to consider environmental, agricultural and financial risks and impacts, proceeded...

Ontario budget builds on efforts to electrify transportation, but falls short...

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Yesterday Ontario's Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released Ontario’s 2023 Budget: Building a Strong Ontario. It is a plan that navigates ongoing global economic...

Big plastic fights government efforts to curb plastic pollution

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Environmental groups are in court this week (March 7 - 9) to support the Canadian government’s efforts to fend off an industry-led effort to...

Ontario launches consultation on proposed changes to the Greenbelt

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Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has launched a 30-day consultation on a proposal to expand the Greenbelt by approximately 2,000 acres and...

Declaration of intent to form hydrogen alliance between Canada and Germany

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have announced the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance, an indication of the economic opportunity and job creation...

National ban on harmful single-use plastics comes into effect soon

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Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, and Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, published final regulations to prohibit single-use plastics including: checkout...

Coalition launches the Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign

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On April 27 at Queen’s Park, a broad coalition of more than 125 groups from across Ontario, representing more than 475,000 people, launched the...