Summer at CELA At CELA, tremendous value is placed on building capacity for the environmental and social justice community. A fundamental part of this focuses on training and mentoring young lawyers and other professionals eager to enter the field. This…
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are releasing a report that explores the presence of, and potential for, workers’ environmental rights in Canada. The report looks at existing laws in Canada and identifies opportunities for advancing these rights.
This webinar will explore questions around consent and willingness in the context of the very long term challenge of nuclear waste. Who decides? And who decides who the decision-makers are?
Advocates from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) are raising the alarm about the growing impact of heat-related deaths in Ontario, as the incidence of extreme heat days increase due to the intensifying climate crisis.
In the quest to produce greener and more efficient energy, we cannot overlook the lifecycle impacts of energy production and their potential interactions with existing systemic inequities. Case in point, is nuclear power, which has been largely presented as a clean form of energy. However, the entire life cycle of nuclear energy production—from uranium mining to radioactive waste storage—must be considered. There are health risks and costs along the way, and already vulnerable people risk continue to risk bear them under the status quo.
After a decade-long effort spearheaded by the Innu of Ekuanitshit and local environmental groups, the Magpie River has officially attained legal personhood status – a first in Canadian history.