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ESA Review Comment

In January, the Government of Ontario initiated a review of the province’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). The stated intent of the review is to “improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive… Read More

New Advocacy Rules for Charities: Limits on (non-partisan) Political Activities Lifted

The Canadian federal government has proposed new rules for charitable policy advocacy. These rules would allow charities to engage in public policy dialogue and development activities without limitation as long as it furthers the organization’s charitable purposes. Policy… Read More

Press Release: Launch of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative Strategy

Panel of Experts to Investigate Protection of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Stakeholder-Led Collaborative Strategy receives federal funding Toronto, ON, Friday, October 26, 2018 – Today, an independent panel with experts from across the Canadian portion of… Read More

International Tour Learns About US Water Governance

Delegates from 17 countries spent three weeks traveling around the United States last month, gaining an understanding of how the U.S. system of governance addresses  water resources management. The tour was part of the International Visitor Leadership Program… Read More

Nuclear Waste and the Great Lakes

It may be a surprise to learn that spent nuclear fuel rods can be found near the shores of the Great Lakes. Without the existence of a waste depository – a place to safely store spent rods –… Read More

Keeping Flint at the Forefront of our Consciousness

by Latia Leonard   Nearly three weeks ago, I like millions all over the world, watched as some of the world’s biggest stars paid tribute to Aretha Franklin during her televised funeral service. One dignitary after another gave… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 31st, 2018

This week: Great Lakes Sees Signs of Climate Change + Lead at Detroit Public Schools + Lake Erie Algae Threat Dissipating Great Lakes Region Sees Warmer Summer, Extreme Weather Events — Signs of Changing Climate Flash floods, prolonged… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 24th, 2018

This Week: Microplastics + Line 5 + Toronto Flooding + Algae in Lake Superior More Flooding Hits Toronto, Renewing Concern About Overflows Into Lake Ontario Steady rain early this week had residents wading through waterlogged streets and dealing… Read More

Freshwater Weekly – August 17th, 2018

This week: Sewage Leaks in Toronto + Disappearing Great Lakes Beaches + Foxconn Invests in Renewable Energy + Freshwater Future’s Flint Water Testing Program Estimated One Trillion Litres of Sewage Have Leaked into Canadian Lakes and Rivers Over Last… Read More