Media Release: Comments by the Canadian Environmental Law Association concerning Bill 155, An Act respecting the cost of water and waste water services

Media Release Bill 155, An Act respecting the cost of water and wastewater services, has received first reading in the Ontario legislature and the comment period expires today. "Bill 155, as presently structured, will cause more harm than good", said…

Media Release: Walkerton Citizens Hoping for Answers from Walkerton Inquiry Report

Media Release Toronto. Concerned Walkerton Citizens (CWC), a group of Walkerton area residents established shortly after seven people died and thousands became ill from the water contamination, are hoping that the questions that they have been asking from the time…

Media Release: Victory for Pesticide Reduction and Local Democracy

Media Release Today, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a by-law passed by the town of Hudson, Quebec that banned the cosmetic use of pesticides within municipal boundaries, including on private property. The Court held that the municipal by-law did…

Media Release: Concerned Walkerton Citizens, CELA urge — Provincial Safe Drinking Water Legislation Must be Walkerton’s Legacy

Media Release Toronto. The Walkerton tragedy demonstrated the need for legislation guaranteeing the right to safe drinking water, the Concerned Walkerton Citizens (CWC) and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) said today. In one of two papers filed with the…

Media Release: Anti-Pesticide By-Law Challenged at Supreme Court

Media Release Ottawa. Environmental, health and citizen organizations are in Ottawa today to call attention to the respective roles of municipalities and the federal government in regulating pesticides. The Municipal Role Clarification on the municipal role will be determined in…

Media Release: Environmentalists Urge All-Party Support For Proposed Safe Drinking Water Law In Ontario

Media Release Toronto. In an open letter addressed to Premier Mike Harris, Dalton McGuinty, and Howard Hampton, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has called upon all three political parties to commit to the speedy passage of Bill 96, the…