On June 22, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on how Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) addresses the right to a healthy environment.
On June 17, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) the Proposed amendments to Schedule 1- Toxic Substances List in CEPA and its implications.
CELA and Prevent Cancer Now (PCN) have provided comments to pre-consultation on the draft Framework for risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials (NMs), under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
CELA and various NGOs submitted comments and recommendations to the following consultation document released for public comments: Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory substance list for 2022, related to the Chemicals Management Plan Consultation document, March 2021. Our comments and recommendations below follow up on initial comments provided as early engagement through the work of the NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group.
Today, Minister Yurek announced changes to Ontario’s Blue Box recycling program. Unfortunately, this long-awaited shift of responsibility for Blue Box recycling from municipalities to the businesses who make, use and sell packaging will do little to reduce plastic pollution. Known as “extended producer responsibility,” the announcement signals that the new rules are light on measures to reduce plastics that end up in landfills, incinerators and the natural environment.
On November 16th Natural Resources Canada launched a review of Canada's Radioactive Waste Policy. The review came nine months after the federal government committed to the review in response to an international investigation that concluded that Canada's radioactive waste policy was inadequate. Your input is important! Email today.