Al Gore praises Ontario for its commitment to ban coal

Former US Vice-President Al Gore praises Ontario’s climate action as continent’s largest coal plant poised to shut down.

Environmental groups in Ontario call for Anti-SLAPP Act

Toronto – Environmental groups are applauding the strong recommendations put forward by the Ontario government’s expert advisory panel aimed at protecting citizens from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). They now call on the McGuinty government to deliver a new Anti-SLAPP Act as soon as possible. SLAPPs are legal proceedings that have the principal effect…

Are We Conserving Great Lakes Water?

Toronto – More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by homeowners in the Great Lakes region of Ontario and Quebec, according to a report released today by Environmental Defence. Down the Drain: Water Conservation in the Great Lakes Basin outlines how much water could be saved in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and gardens across the Great Lakes.

Environmental Defence urges Senate to pass consumer products bill

Toronto, ON – Environmental Defence is calling on the Senate to pass Bill C-6, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, immediately as some Senators consider derailing the legislation on the basis of it giving too much power to the federal government. The proposed Act would give the government the ability to make mandatory product recalls…