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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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February 2016 Bulletin

Helping to make Ontario’s cap-and-trade program fair As part of the recently unveiled 2016 Ontario budget, the government announced plans for a cap-and-trade program. CELA prepared a briefing note that detailed our concerns about such a program. We expressed our firm

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January 2016 Bulletin

Environmental tribunal renders decision on controversial landfill In December 2015, Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal released a detailed decision regarding the closed Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee. In the Tribunal proceedings, CELA represented the Concerned Citizens’ Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE),

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December 2015 Bulletin

Applications are being accepted for the OESP The new Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is accepting applications to help make electricity more affordable to low-income families. The OESP will provide a monthly credit between $30 and $50 starting January 1, 2016. To

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