CELA Submissions to the Ontario Government on Bill 132

Richard Lindgren, CELA Legal Counsel, provides analysis of Bill 132 and its various schedules. Download the document here: 1306-Bill 132 Submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association

Presentation To The Standing Committee On General Government Re: Bill 132 (Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019)

Richard Lindgren presented concerns about Bill 132 (Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019) to the Standing Committee on General Government.

Ontario Fast-Tracks Changes to Environmental Laws

The Ontario government has recently introduced omnibus legislation that proposes to amend over a dozen laws that currently protect the environment, safeguard public health, manage wildlife and public lands, and regulate resource extraction throughout the province.

Digging Holes in Ontario: Overview of Proposed Aggregate Reforms

This folksy self-help advice is usually directed to people whose own missteps have resulted in unfortunate predicaments or preventable problems. However, this advice should also be considered by elected officials whose short-term decisions may cause unintended – and often undesirable – consequences in the long-term.

Back to the Future: Ontario’s Misguided Land Use Reforms

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel For almost 50 years, CELA has represented clients in the courts and before administrative tribunals in relation to proposed land uses or developments that pose unacceptable risks to the environment and public health…