Blog: The Fight for Environmental Rights in 2023

This blog summarizes three noteworthy rights-based initiatives under consideration in Canada that are aimed at safeguarding the environment, enhancing legal accountability mechanisms, and ensuring access to environmental justice.

MZOs: A Barrier to Access to Environmental Justice

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.

Blog: The failure of Canadian toxics law in Canada means fewer cancerous substances in the air, but more on the ground

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.