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Webinar: Ending the global security threats of nuclear power – Lessons from the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Register to attend this international panel session addressing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), scheduled to come into force on January 22. Panelists will address existing claims about the value of nuclear weapons, creating a new narrative centered on human security, building new alliances between civil society and governments, and using international law and institutions to drive change.

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Ministry’s New Statement of Environmental Values Ignores Long-Standing Problems

CELA Counsel Joe Castrilli blogs about proposed amendments to the MECP Statement of Environmental Values that fail to address long-standing problems with a document envisioned as a key pillar in ensuring environmental protection and governmental accountability under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights.

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Book Review: A Good War by Seth Klein

CELA Counsel Rick Lindgren reviews Seth Klein’s recent book and the lessons learned from other existential crises that can be drawn upon to help implement necessary measures for Canada to respond to the climate emergency.

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Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to Protect Vulnerable Populations from Hazardous Chemicals

In this webinar series, we explore how the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), our country’s main environmental legislation used to evaluate and manage substances, can be strengthened to protect vulnerable communities.

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Mining injustice: Exploration, decision making, community voices in Ring of Fire

CELA Northern Services Counsel Kerrie Blaise and Brady Reid researcher blog about the mad dash to develop the controversial Ring of Fire (ROF) with significant implications for First Nation communities across Ontario’s Far North.

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Letter to Export Development Canada regarding public financing of fossil fuels and respecting Indigenous rights

Along with 52 other organizations (representing over 2 million people!) we’re asking federal crown corporation @ExportDevCanada to #StopFundingFossils, #RespectUNDRIP, and back a #JustRecoveryforAll instead

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