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August 2016 Bulletin

Full speed ahead on Federal EA Review The Canadian government is proceeding with the highly anticipated public review of federal environmental assessment (EA) processes. Four members have recently been appointed to the Expert Panel that will be undertaking a public consultation

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July 2016 Bulletin

Strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) CELA’s Joe Castrilli and Fe de Leon have made several important submissions to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development on its review of CEPA. Initial testimony presented in May 2016 was followed by another detailed

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June 2016 Bulletin

Stopping conditional registrations of pesticides CELA was pleased with the the federal government’s announcement that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) will no longer be able to issue conditional registrations on pesticides. Our work helped reveal the extent of this problem. In

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May 2016 Bulletin

CELA celebrates Ontario’s new climate change law CELA applauded Ontario’s new Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act. The new law will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by establishing a cap and trade market among the province’s large emitters and setting

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April 2016 Bulletin

Improving Toronto’s approach to potential nuclear emergencies Earlier this month, CELA provided recommendations to Toronto Mayor John Tory and and Members of City of Toronto Executive Council in response to a report about Nuclear Emergency Planning. CELA has examined emergency planning

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March 2016 Bulletin

Improving the proposed Waste-free Ontario Act Along with Toronto Environmental Alliance and the Citizens’ Network on Waste Management, CELA responded to Ontario’s proposed new act (Bill 151) to reduce and prevent the creation of waste. Our recommendations for strengthening the legislation include

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