Lead in Ontario’s drinking water is an ongoing and serious public health threat and a “drinking water health hazard” pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). There is no safe level of exposure to lead, specially for young children. The time has come to eliminate lead in drinking water as a public health harm once and for all, and to ensure that human health is protected. CELA strongly supports the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment outlined in its two-year assessment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to update its current lead policies and to consult on further actions to reduce levels of lead in drinking water.
CELA, with Ontario Nature and MiningWatch Canada are calling for an impact assessment for the Upper Beaver gold mine in Northern Ontario, citing concerns about adverse impacts to the climate and environment.
CELA recommends that consultation cease on a proposed regulation under O Reg 568/21 and that no decision be made, until such time as additional detail (including a draft regulation) and an adequate comment period are provided to allow the public to meaningfully participate in the decision‐making, pursuant to the intent of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.
Supplementary submissions of the Canadian Environmental Law Association to Court of Appeal of Alberta RE: HMQ in right of Alberta (A) v. HMQ in right of Canada (R); Attorney General of Ontario (I) - Court of Appeal File Number 1901-0276…
CELA, has submitted a letter in response to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Revised Notice of Hearing in Writing dated May 4, 2021 requesting comments on an application from Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) for a licence amendment to authorize activities related to the production and possession of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS).
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.