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CELA and Durham Nuclear Awareness Written Intervention to CNSC for OPG’s site licence renewal at Darlington

Bait-and-switch: CELA and DNA are intervening before the CNSC arguing OPG’s request for a licence renewal of its Darlington site is a licence to site one of Canada’s first ever  Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Durham Region. If the CNSC approves OPG’s…

April 2021 Bulletin

Thinking Globally On Earth Day CELA Supports Global Pact on the EnvironmentIn order to safeguard the health and safety of our client communities, CELA has frequently advocated for the need for effective, enforceable, and equitable environmental rights at the provincial,…

Bill C-230, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism

CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Planning Framework

 The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines is reviewing Ontario’s long-term energy planning framework with a view to implementing a new, more transparent, predictable, and reliable planning process. CELA with the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN) has responded to this consultation (ERO #019-3007).

Guest Blog – Bill 245 Denies Access to Justice in Environmental and Land-Use Cases

The ability of the Ontario public to have their voices heard in decisions that affect their community is a fundamental feature of democratic societies. The province’s latest omnibus Bill, 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, threatens this right in the environmental and land-use decision-making process.