Media Release: Maximum Heat By-Law Necessary to Protect Vulnerable Communities

CELA and LIEN call on Hamilton Public Health Committee to protect vulnerable communities from extreme heat events by creating a maximum heat by-law Immediate Release May 12, 2023 Hamilton - Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)…

CELA Gives Canada’s Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning Policy a Failing Grade

Immediate Release April 4, 2023 Toronto - Late Friday afternoon last week, the federal government released its long overdue Policy on Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning. CELA has reviewed the policy and compared it to the clear expectations stated by the public during the federal…

Media Release: Federal Budget 2023

The 2023 federal budget is an important step in accelerating Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future and the protection of freshwater across the country. Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is pleased to see significant investments in freshwater, renewable electricity, and healthy communities.

Media Release: CELA Releases First Map of Canadian Airports and Military Bases Contaminated by PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’

Immediate ReleaseCELA releases first map of Canadian airports and military bases contaminated by PFAS ‘forever chemicals’: Extent of drinking water contamination not knownToronto (ON) - Today the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) released a map of Canadian military and airport…

Media Release: Public Interest Groups at Supreme Court of Canada to Defend Federal Environmental Law from Alberta Challenge

This week, the federal government is defending its Impact Assessment Act (IAA) (formerly Bill C-69) at the Supreme Court of Canada. Last year, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued a non-binding opinion that the IAA is unconstitutional; the Government of Canada is appealing that opinion. The hearing will be heard on March 21 and 22.