Richard Lindgren blogs about the Ontario government's continued and relentless attack on the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) in Bill 197 (COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020).
Ontario has exempted forestry activities from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, a move that will negatively impact Ontario’s forests, Indigenous people who depend on the health of those forests to protect their own health, and all the rest of us.
This special column from John Hartig looks at 10 incidents of contamination in Michigan’s history.
Positive amendments to the Legal Aid Services Act portion of the Bill added promotion by clinics of access to justice and responsiveness to the needs of low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario. Amendments to the Class Proceedings Act did not correct areas of concern thus increasing the difficulty to certify any class actions in Ontario, particularly in relation to environmental claims.
Q&A with CELA's legal intern, Diane Hwang
Access to affordable and safe housing is among the key challenges and social inequities revealed by the COVID pandemic. Calls for a just and green recovery need to include extending environmental protection to the indoor environment.