Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, etc. – Response to Mining Association of Canada letter dated May 27, 2022
CELA has written a letter in response to the May 27th letter to the Senate Standing Committee from the Mining Association of Canada (“MAC”). The MAC argument focuses on a difference in increases between CELA calculations of a 10,800 percent increase in on-site disposal of arsenic and its compounds in Quebec for the period 2006- 2018 and MAC calculations of a 300 percent increase for the period 2010-2018. CELA submits that, If anything, the MAC argument underscores the need for the amendments CELA proposed for improving Bill S-5 and CEPA.
Joe Castrilli, CELA Counsel
To download CELA’s letter click here.