Media Release: Advocates call for Ontario to improve tracking of heat-related deaths

Advocates from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) are raising the alarm about the growing impact of heat-related deaths in Ontario, as the incidence of extreme heat days increase due to the intensifying climate crisis.

Media Release: City of Winnipeg Says Yes to the Nuclear Ban

Winnipeg City Council voted in favour of a resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) following a youth-led initiative advocating for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ (ICAN) Cities Appeal. Winnipeg joins Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Victoria, Montréal and nine other Canadian municipalities in endorsing the ICAN Cities Appeal.

Media Release: New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment

Today, Minister Yurek announced changes to Ontario’s Blue Box recycling program. Unfortunately, this long-awaited shift of responsibility for Blue Box recycling from municipalities to the businesses who make, use and sell packaging will do little to reduce plastic pollution. Known as “extended producer responsibility,” the announcement signals that the new rules are light on measures to reduce plastics that end up in landfills, incinerators and the natural environment.