Hydrogen Strategy for Canada should focus on renewable hydrogen

This letter, jointly signed by 28 civil society organizations, urges the federal government to focus its hydrogen strategy on renewable hydrogen, instead of fossil fuel or nuclear-derived hydrogen. We urge the Minister of Natural Resources to focus instead on building a hydrogen strategy that is truly sustainable and builds on Canada’s renewable energy advantages.

Proposed exemption to the Environmental Assessment Act and a new policy under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act for projects in provincial parks and conservation reserves

CELA's response to this consultation posted to the Environmental Registry (ERO No. 019-1804)

Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

FRANCAIS 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 the ministers…

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

These proposed amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 were prepared by Joe Castrilli, CELA Counsel, and endorsed by 34 additional organizations. The proposed amendments are in draft legislation format appended to a cover letter sent to the Hon.…

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…