Site-Specific Air Standard Approval – Lennox Generating Station

CELA has made a submission to the Environmental Registry of Ontario regarding the recent application by Ontario Power Generation for a site-specific air pollution standard for its Lennox Generating Station. If granted, the facility would be entitled to exceed the provincial air pollution standard for sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulphuric acid for a 10-year period.

Time to Pass Bill C-226, National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice

As Parliament resumes sitting this fall, CELA and other civil society organizations – advocates for social justice and equity, environmental protection, and public health – urge federal ministers to expedite passage of  Bill C-226, An Act Respecting the Development of…

Report: Recommendations for Municipalities, Extreme Heat and Rental Housing

This report recommends and provides draft language for a maximum heat municipal bylaw, which would require landlords to maintain a maximum temperature of 26°C in rental units. The recommendation accounts for the worsening climate crisis and the disproportionate impact of extreme heat on…

The Canada Green Buildings Strategy

The Federal Government released The Canada Green Buildings Strategy discussion paper, July 2022 and provided an opportunity for public feedback. The ultimate goal of the Green Buildings Strategy is to create a net-zero emissions and climate-resilient buildings sector by 2050,…