A look back on the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, and lessons learned for protecting our drinking water today.
On the Earth Day anniversary of Ontario’s ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides, CELA Researcher Kathleen Cooper blogs about recent changes to Ontario’s pesticide rules, including good news and bad news.
CELA pro bono student Petri Bailey blogs about the scourge of plastic “nurdles” in Lake Superior, their source, cleanup efforts, and possible legal recourse.
An Argument in Favour of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act as a Valid Exercise of Canadian Federal Constitutional Jurisdiction. Theresa McClenaghan explains in this blog.
Richard Lindgren summarizes CELA’s involvement in a constitutional reference case on Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act in the Alberta Court of Appeal. He also explains the new IAA, and the environmental assessment regime that it replaces.
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Walkerton’s Drinking Water Protection Legacy Concerned Walkerton Citizens spokesperson Bruce Davidson at the memorial plaque at Well 5 in Walkerton on the 20th anniversary of the Walkerton tragedy. Photo Credit: Veronica Davidson In May of 2000, the water supply in…
All pesticide use carries risk but important differences exist in how pesticides behave indoors and in how they are regulated. Choices exist for lower risk alternatives alongside prevention.
Q&A with CELA’s legal summer student, Michelle LaFortune.
Join our virtual gatherings for a chance to delve into classic and contemporary works of fiction that cast a new light on topics we grapple with daily.
Taraneh Ashrafi writes about lessons for dealing with COVID-19.
27 Great Lakes and Midwest public interest groups have write to express their concern about an EPA’s proposal that would allow the officials to choose which science to consider in forming policy.
Letter to PM detailing recommendations for short- and medium-term investment in natural infrastructure as an integral part of Canada’s recovery from the COVID crisis and its long-term resilience to climate change.