The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are releasing a report that explores the presence of, and potential for, workers’ environmental rights in Canada. The report looks at existing laws in Canada and identifies opportunities for advancing these rights.
A Letter from CELA and other legal aid clinics was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario expressing their concern about the increasing impact of extreme heat on our client communities. Vulnerable people are more prone to heat-related death. With the climate crisis worsening, it is essential that the Coroner’s Office improves its tracking of heat-related deaths to better capture the true impact of extreme heat and to allow for government policy to address the full extent of the problem.
June 2020 update of fact sheet for tenants to make informed choices about pesticides used to control bed bugs
Letter to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency noting findings of out-of-date labels for registered tetramethrin products, specifically those used for bed bugs. In consequence, if these older and now illegal labels are followed by users of these pesticides, the result will be health risks in excess of final re-evaluation decision.
The Local Government in Pinawa, Manitoba (home to the Whiteshell nuclear reactor) is in the process of seeking approval for a “Small Modular Nuclear Reactor” to be sited at Pinawa with the intention of providing electrical power to the town, in…
CELA provided these general and specific comments in response to Ontario's proposed Land Use Compatibility Guideline (ERO Posting 019-2785)