CELA articling student Krystal-Anne Roussel blogs about CELA’s legacy of precedent-setting litigation victories, and some of our current cases.
The Ontario government has continued its relentless attack on the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) by recently introducing Bill 197 (COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020).
In an enormous piece of legislation, tabled this week as Bill 197, the Ontario government proposes changes to over eleven laws, many of them directly affecting the health of our communities and environment. While the stated intent of the bill is a pandemic economic recovery, it largely ignores worldwide calls for a green and just recovery.
CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan takes a big picture look at CELA’s history and contributions to environmental and social justice as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary year. Article originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily.
Leading public interest organizations provided a bilingual briefing session for parliamentarians and the media on a suite of controversial “regulatory documents” from Canada’s nuclear regulatory agency.
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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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7 environmental NGOs submit their recommendations to the MOECP regarding hazardous waste.
CELA in the Courts; updates on Bill 197; precedent-setting case with Kebaowek First Nation.
Q&A with CELA’s Amanda Montgomery.
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Comments of the Kebaowek First Nation to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Draft Terms of Reference for the Integrated Review Panel for the Gazoduq Project
Comments on the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks’ proposed regulatory changes for managing water-takings in Ontario
Canada and Turkey risk being dumping ground for plastic waste – Compliance to Basel Convention amendments on plastics and “no consensus” under OECD Working Group key contributing factors
CELA submitted a letter to Ontario’s Environment Minister regarding his statements during Second Reading debate on Schedule 6 of Bill 197 (proposed environmental assessment changes).
Twelve environmental groups (including CELA) file joint letter to Ontario’s Environment Minister raising concerns about lack of public notice/comment opportunities in relation to the Environmental Assessment Act changes proposed in Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act.