Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

FRANCAIS 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…

Control of Toxic Substances at the Crossroads in Canada

FRANCAIS 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…

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…

The International Joint Commission Water Quality Board Report on Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes

Title: The International Joint Commission Water Quality Board Report on Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: L-CELA-resp-IJC-WQB # of Pages: 3 Date authored: August 5, 2016 Author/s: Fe de Leon Author…

2016 CEPA Review – CELA Supplementary Submissions – Alternatives Assessment

Title: 2016 CEPA Review – CELA Supplementary Submissions – Alternatives Assessment Supplementary Submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development arising from CELA testimony before the committee on May 19, 2016 on the issue of…

Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce pesticide exposure

Title: Briefing Note: Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce pesticide exposure Briefing note to Canada's new federal government from CELA, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence and the David Suzuki Foundation Content: PCPA-Briefing-Note # of Pages: 4 Date authored: November 2015 Publication number:…