CELA is working to inform the public about the drawbacks of MZOs, while encouraging law reform in order to ensure that the principles of environmental justice (EJ) are reflected in land-use planning decisions. This blog outlines the intersection between access to justice and environmental justice, and explains how the MZO process subverts EJ principles.
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is being amended by Parliament for the first time in two decades and is long overdue for reform. CELA provides opinion on what amendments should be considered in order to protect human health and the environment.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has recently commenced public consultations on environmental accountability, rights, responsibilities, and access to justice.
CELA worked with Coeuraj to build stronger Indigenous inclusivity within the Healthy Great Lakes program, and develop greater connections to Indigenous land and water stewardship initiatives and with Indigenous groups.