Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

Oct 16 2018 Toronto — The heads of over 30 civil society organizations from across Canada presented the federal ministers of Environment (Hon. Catherine McKenna) and Health (Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor) with draft legislation amending the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and urged…

Control of Toxic Substances at the Crossroads in Canada

Posted by Joseph F. Castrilli and Fe de Leon, CELA Counsel and Researcher/Paralegal on July 17, 2018 In upholding the constitutionality of federal toxic substances law over 20 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada reaffirmed that protection of the environment is one…

Canada’s main environmental law isn’t working

Posted by Joseph Castrilli, CELA Counsel on August 22, 2016 Originally published in The Toronto Star, July 29, 2016 Emissions of some of the most harmful chemicals are on the rise in Canada. We need to update the federal law that’s supposed to…

Your soap may be toxic when flushed down the drain: New GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Tool Identifies Hazardous Chemicals in Common Household Products

Jul 10 2014   (Toronto, Canada) The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action (CPA) today released a comprehensive assessment of the hazards posed by two chemicals commonly used as antibacterial agents in consumer products ranging from liquid soaps and toothpaste…

News Advisory: New report on health and environmental threats of “anti-bacterial” consumer products (to be released July 10 at noon)

Jul 08 2014 What: Release of a new report on the health and environmental threats posed by two common ingredients in “anti-bacterial” consumer products – triclosan and triclocarban When: Thursday, July 10th at 12 noon Eastern Time Where: This is a news conference…