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CELA Submission on Eliminating Lead from Ontario’s Drinking Water

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.

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Media Release: 70 groups call for a moratorium on new nuclear to be included in cabinet mandate letters

Seventy groups and organizations have called on the Prime Minister to include a moratorium on federal funding for nuclear expansion in the mandate letters to cabinet. Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to announce his new cabinet next week.

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Webinar: Restructuring our Relations: Legal and Policy Dimensions of Indigenous-Led Conservation in Ontario and Beyond

Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability clinic will be hosting a panel discussion on Restructuring our Relations: Legal and Policy Dimensions of Indigenous-Led Conservation in Ontario and Beyond. The panel will explore the various intersections that exist between environmental and cultural preservation,

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Request for an Impact Assessment for the Upper Beaver gold mine

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.

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September 2021 Bulletin

What does Truth and Reconciliation Mean to You? You may have noticed you’re receiving our monthly newsletter a couple of days early.  While we usually send it out on the last day of the month, we chose to send it

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Webinar: Get the Lead Out of Drinking Water – A Hamilton Case Study

The presence of lead in our drinking water is a crucial public health issue – this webinar will provide a brief overview of the health impacts of lead and identify recommendations for a permanent policy solution that protects everyone.

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