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26 Messages

Karen Wirsig, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 8:10 PM

What’s the delay?

Still waiting on the plastic ban Click here to view in your browser   John,   We have worked hard to make plastic pollution a priority in Canada. You, along with thousands of our supporters, continued to call on ou…
Keith Brooks, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 9:20 PM

John, do you have a minute?

  Click here to view in your browser   Hi John, Canada’s plan to tackle plastic pollution is open for public consultation—but it’s closing Thursday, Dec 9 (tomorrow)!   The federal government is listening to the demands of…
Keith Brooks, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 10:12 PM

Public consultation on plastics is open

It’s time to have your say Click here to view in your browser   John,   You and thousands of Canadians have demanded serious action to curb the wave of plastic waste flowing into the environment, landfills, parks a…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 4:56 PM

John, we need your help!

Call your MP and ask for stronger protections from toxic chemicals. Click here to view in your browser   John, We need your help. Toxic chemicals continue to be added to products like makeup, furniture, and food packag…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Action Alert! Help us demand stronger protections from toxics

Call your MP today! Click here to view in your browser   John, We need all hands on deck. The federal government promised (many times!) to update our very outdated toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection …
Ashley Wallis · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 8:16 PM

UPDATE: Canada announces its plan to manage plastic pollution

What you need to know  Click here to view in your browser   Hi John, Despite heavy lobbying from the chemical industry, the federal government reaffirmed its commitment to tackling plastic pollution. John, you took act…
Ashley Wallis · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Action Alert! Help us push back on industry’s pro-plastics agenda

Call Minister Wilkinson today! Click here to view in your browser   John, We need all hands on deck. Canada’s plan to tackle plastic pollution is under threat.  The well-funded, well-resourced plastics industry is …
Ashley Wallis · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 11:22 PM

John, time is running out!

Will you sign today? Click here to view in your browser   John, Last June, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada would ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021. But with only four months left in the …
Ashley Wallis · [email protected]
August 6, 2020 at 7:10 PM

John, time is running out!

Will you sign today? Click here to view in your browser   John, Last June, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada would ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021. But with less than six months left in …
Ashley Wallis · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Industry fights back on plastics regulation

We can’t let them win Click here to view in your browser   John, Meaningful action on plastic pollution in Canada is at risk. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) recently urged the government not to reg…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 10:00 PM

John, we can’t wait any longer for protections from toxics

Canadians deserve better! Click here to view in your browser Forward to a Friend   Dear John,   Think about it. Since 1999, so much has changed! There was the introduction of the euro, the Y2K scare, the move from ICQ to…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Budget 2020: decisions are being made now

You can make change happen. Click here to view in your browser.             Dear John, The Finance Minister’s budget speech is just a few weeks away - where we find out if the federal government will keep its promise and fund climate and nature. Last week, thousan…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
January 24, 2020 at 12:56 AM

What could we be up against this year?

Here are our predictions for the environment. Click here to view in your browser Forward to a Friend   WHat does 2020 have in store for the environment? 2019 was full of ups and downs for the environment— from mi…
Vito Buonsante · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Let the shaming begin!

It’s time to call out plastic fails Click here to view in your browser.               Hi John, The pressure is on—2020 is the year to get serious about ending plastic pollution! Canada has committed to holding producers responsible for the waste they create and ban…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
January 9, 2020 at 12:56 PM

New year, new you! It’s time to detox your skincare routine.

 Check out our new Toxic Ten Skincare Guide! Click here to view in your browser.             Hi John, From washing your face in the morning to applying moisturizer before bed, our daily skincare routine may involve using as many as 16 personal care products. This…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
November 19, 2019 at 9:31 PM

These retailers flunked our report card on chemical safety

 Let’s demand safer chemical policies Click here to view in your browser.             Hi John, This week, in partnership with the Mind the Store campaign, we released a report card scoring major retailers across North America on their safer chemical policies and a…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 10:01 PM

Tell Best Buy to protect their customers and remove toxics from TVs

Toxic flame retardants don’t belong in our homes. Click here to view in your browser. Forward to a Friend         Best Buy: Be a leader in toxic-free electronics A recent study found that the Insignia Roku LED TV manufactured and sold by Best Buy contains toxic…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
October 17, 2019 at 9:05 PM

Everything you need to know before Monday

Our Federal Election Guide on the Environment Click here to view in your browser. Forward to a Friend         All you need to hit the polls 1. Are you eligible to vote? You must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on October 21, and be able to provi…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
September 19, 2019 at 9:06 PM

This election, what makes a good climate action plan?

Check out our new guide for answers. Click here to view in your browser. Forward to a Friend         What to look for in a strong climate action plan The election is officially on, and for voters and the media, climate change is top of mind. But what should be …
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
September 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM

One down, four to go!

We’re close to victory and need your help. Click here to view in your browser.             Dear John, You may have heard that many big Canadian retail stores use receipts that contain toxic BPA or BPS. And because of this, cashiers are likely being exposed to these…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
August 22, 2019 at 9:16 PM

Tell Canada’s leading grocery giants to protect cashiers and ditch toxic receipts

Costco, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart need to take immediate action. Click here to view in your browser. Forward to a Friend         Protect cashiers and ditch toxic receipts Canada’s five leading grocery retailers, Costco, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Walma…
Muhannad Malas, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
August 20, 2019 at 8:04 PM

John, tell top grocery stores to ditch toxic receipts!

Costco, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart have a role to play. Click here to view in your browser.             Dear John, Earlier in June, we sent letters to leading Canadian retailers urging them to commit to switching to bisphenol-free receipts by the end of the…
Vito Buonsante · [email protected]
August 15, 2019 at 9:45 PM

URGENT: John, tell Canada what matters to you!

We don’t have time to waste Click here to view in your browser.               Hi John, The federal elections are just around the corner. Now more than ever, we need to demand meaningful action on plastic pollution, so the newly elected government can start moving C…
The Plastic Diaries · [email protected]
July 31, 2019 at 9:05 PM

The Water Brothers bust the top five plastic myths

Check out the latest videos and more Click here to view in your browser.               Hi John, Plastic Free July is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean your plastic-free journey should too. Plastic Free July is the one month of the year dedicated to breaking fr…
Suzanne Karajaberlian, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 9:03 PM

Why should you vote this fall?

 Because acting together yields results. Click here to view in your browser.             Dear John, In the next five years, Canada and the world will face critical decisions about our future. As ecosystems fail and the planet warms dangerously, our collective well…
Tim Gray, Environmental Defence · [email protected]
July 18, 2019 at 9:04 PM

Choose to vote for the environment

Sign the One Earth One Vote pledge Click here to view in your browser. Forward to a Friend         One Earth One Vote Climate change is threatening our collective well-being. We must act urgently to chart a course to a safe future. Choosing to vote for the envi…