The Ontario government has cancelled a number of programs and laws that protected our environment. These changes have put our farmland, forests, endangered species, and clean air at risk and put a healthy future in jeopardy. See more for a list of the environmental protections that have been rolled back so far.


Clean Air
Farmland and Forests and Bill 108
Healthy Climate
Vulnerable Wildlife and Species in Danger
Clean Water at Risk
Farmland and Forests and Bill 108

Minster’s Zoning Orders a Threat to Good Planning, Local Democracy

Durham Council Opposes Hasty Development on Carruthers Creek Headwaters in Pickering

The Value Of Nature Has Never Been More Evident, But Keeping Cities Green Has Been A Challenge

They’ve fought plans for a waste facility in a Simcoe forest for years. The government is now using a ‘bulldozer of planning’ to override their opposition

Battle lines drawn over Ottawa’s suburban sprawl

No more beating around the bush: What do conservation authorities do and why should I care?

Environmental groups critical of Ontario government forestry plan

Tribunal approves James Dick’s ‘hidden quarry’ near Rockwood

Vaughan favours building new GTA highway in northern part of city. Environmental Defence rejects city's ‘preferred’ route for proposed GTA west corridor

Former Vaughan Mayor charged with breach of trust and municipal corruption

What we know and don’t know about Ontario’s massive new housing law

Ontario changes rules to speed building of new housing, critics say plan unfairly favours large developers

Leiper: Ontario's Bill 108 undercuts sensible, community-based planning

Ford government restores OMB rules for development disputes

GTA councillors call for halt to provincial proposal to bring back OMB

Councillors warn developers will hijack city planning process under reinstated OMB

Ford's Bill 108 attempts to rush urban development bill without asking cities

Ford government’s housing bill facing growing resistance

Canada should move faster on protecting land from development

Suburban land use & climate change: Making the connections and taking action