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.
Update on report from Standing Committee Environment and Sustainable Development on nuclear waste governance.
Bog post by communications intern Sahara Mehdi on the value of public participation.
Bill 23 was passed by the Ontario legislature this week. What happens next?
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.