CELA submitted a letter to Ontario's Commissioner of the Environment in relation to the recent passage of Bill 109 in a manner that contravenes public participation rights under the Environmental Bill of Rights.
Day: 27 April 2022
Healthy Waters and Sustainable Planning
Given cumulative assaults on regional forests and wetlands as well as the deterioration in local water quality and aquatic and amphibian species, a valid question arises: Is Ontario’s current system of land use planning protecting our waters?
Media Release: Emissions of Cancer-Causing Agents Expose Gaps in Federal Environmental Law Not Addressed by New Bill
The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) says Bill S-5, currently before the Senate of Canada, won’t fix the problem of emissions of cancer-causing agents in the environment unless the federal government improves the Bill’s approach to pollution prevention under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).
Blog: Canada Playing Regulatory Whack-a-Mole with Some of the Most Dangerous Chemicals on the Planet
The international situation on industrial chemicals is mirrored in Canada where the federal government is playing regulatory whack-a-mole with some of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet and proposed government amendments to the country’s primary law for controlling the risks these substances pose to human health and the environment may perpetuate, not stop the problem. That is the overall conclusion of CELA’s analysis of national pollution data when compared to proposed government amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) found in Bill S-5 now being considered in the Senate of Canada.