Environmental Defence

Canada's $3.3-Billion Subsidy To Oil An 'Anti-Carbon Tax': Groups

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business

Putting in a carbon tax while giving oil companies tax breaks doesn't make sense, climate groups say.

Shut Down National Energy Board Reviews, Climate Groups Urge Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business

Regulator has lost legitimacy over conflict-of-interest allegations, groups say.

Halt Payments To Provinces That Refuse Pipelines, Industry Urges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Business

Industry group says it's just trying to "push buttons."

Unions Back 'Nation-Building' Energy East Pipeline

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business

How many jobs the pipeline will create is a matter of debate.

Most Food Cans Contain Chemical That Mimics Estrogen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Business

Among cans purchased in Canada, 86 per cent contained BPA.

Climate Activists Celebrate ‘End Of Growth In The Tar Sands'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

Oilsands will run out of pipeline capacity by 2017, analysis says Industry to post $2-billion loss this year Production continues to grow despit...

NEB Accused Of Rushing Regulatory Process For Energy East

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I want a clear answer on why they're rushing ahead."

Canada's Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

A report released today by the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and England. Current rules around "political activity" are confusing and create an "intolerable state of uncertainty," the report says.

New Poll: Canadians Think Oilsands Contribute Way More to the Economy Than They Actually Do

Carol Linnitt | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business
Carol Linnitt

According to the poll, conducted by Environics and commissioned by Environmental Defence, 41 per cent of Canadians believe the importance of the oilsands to the economy is six to 24 times higher than it actually is. And a full 57 per cent of Canadians overestimate the value of oilsands to the country's economy.

Cosmetic Companies Ranked According To Harm

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - An environmental group has ranked Canada's five largest cosmetics companies based on potentially harmful ingredients in their products.The re...

First Nations and the Toxic Body Burden

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Maggie MacDonald

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has released an important scientific report on the body burden of environmental chemicals in the adult First Nation population in Canada. The report, First Nations Biomonitoring Initiative, fills a significant gap in existing research. Certain chemical levels were found to be significantly higher in the First Nations populations.

How to Recharge With Your Family This Summer

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Ah, summer has arrived and we get to experience blossoming flowers, sunny skies, and the hot hot heat, so go on and plan a day (or 10) of uninterrupted family time fun! Play, picnic or just hang out and enjoy the summer sun together and when you enter your "home sweet home," don't let the day end before a good eco-healthy recharge!

Where Does All That Toxic BPA Go?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Most of the toxic Bisphenol A contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, says a new study fo...

WHAT Was in My Baby Shampoo?!

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Living
Maggie MacDonald

The baby shampoo formula used by Johnson

John Podesta Urges Ontario to Keep the Green Energy Act

Adam Scott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Adam Scott

Countries that have embraced a green economy have been among the most successful in recent years, weathering the economic downturn and attracting investment and jobs. This is not an opportunity that we can afford to miss.