Media Release: Emissions of Cancer-Causing Agents Expose Gaps in Federal Environmental Law Not Addressed by New Bill

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) says Bill S-5, currently before the Senate of Canada, won’t fix the problem of emissions of cancer-causing agents in the environment unless the federal government improves the Bill’s approach to pollution prevention under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).

Media Release: Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’

The 2022 federal budget announcing investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a "climate throwaway" by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its starkest report yet urging aggressive climate action, the federal government is choosing to invest in yet-to-be proven technologies that miss the mark for halving emissions by 2030.

Media Release: Federal government delays climate action, funding for new nuclear development is opposed by Indigenous, civil society and public interest groups

The Government of Canada is further delaying climate action with an announcement of $27.2 million in funding today to develop a Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR). There is no guarantee SMRs will ever produce energy in a safe and reliable manner in Canada.

Media Release: 23 leading Canadian environmental organizations release detailed proposals for federal environmental action in Budget 2022

As Parliament prepares to reconvene next week, the Green Budget Coalition today issued a comprehensive set of recommendations on how the next federal Budget can meet the challenge of fighting the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.