CELA is a non-profit specialty legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We work to protect human health and our environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution and by working to change policies to prevent such problems in the first place.

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Revising Canada’s chemicals legislation needs to promote safer substitutes for toxic chemicals in products

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) – which regulates how Canada assesses and manages chemicals in the Canadian economy is under review This is a good thing because our chemical framework does not promote the use of safer substitutes to…

Environment Minister Revokes Environmental Assessment Approval for Controversial Landfill in Eastern Ontario

Download the Media Release here: Media Release (December 18, 2019) December 18, 2019 – Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Today the Citizens Against the ED-19 Dump (CAD) applauded the decision by Environment Minister Jeff Yurek to revoke an outdated environmental assessment approval…