Read blogs from our staff and guest blogs that address content where CELA is also directly engaged. (editorial policy)

Blog: Time to Fix Amendments to Toxic Substances Law

CEPA is Canada’s primary law for protecting human health and the environment. Yet Bill C-28, containing the first major amendments to CEPA in over 20 years, seeks to fix things in the Act that are not broken, and fails to correct things in the Act that are not working. The Canadian public should not have to wait another 20 years to fix in 2040 what is already long overdue for reform today.

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Blog: An Eventful Year Ahead

Blog post outlining CELA’s cases, law reform efforts, research projects, and education and outreach initiatives for 2022, undertaken alongside many valued partners and collaborators. 

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Blog: Tracking of Heat-Related Deaths

Blog post by Conrad Oliver, CELA Student In the middle of January, while Ontarians dig themselves out of our most recent winter storm, it may seem absurd to be sounding the alarm about the dangers of extreme heat. But, as

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Blog: The ABCs of the EBR: The Need for Government Outreach Programs

When Ontario’s Auditor General recently released her money-for-value audits and annual report under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), considerable media, public, and political attention focused on her findings regarding species at risk, spills of hazardous chemicals, waste management, and climate change matters.

However, the Auditor General’s EBR report also flagged a little-known but significant problem: the Ontario government’s ongoing failure to conduct any public education or outreach programs to inform Ontarians about how to use their important rights under the EBR.

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