Bill 197 – Additional background on changes proposed to specific laws

Background to July 13, 2020 Media Release. Omnibus bill 197 proposes numerous changes to multiple Ontario laws often weakening environmental protection and removing public participation rights.

Ontario’s post-COVID economic recovery bill: a big miss for a green and just recovery

In an enormous piece of legislation, tabled this week as Bill 197, the Ontario government proposes changes to over eleven laws, many of them directly affecting the health of our communities and environment. While the stated intent of the bill is a pandemic economic recovery, it largely ignores worldwide calls for a green and just recovery.

Webinar – Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. Panelists…

Financial Incentives for Radon Mitigation: Logical Next Steps for a Priority Indoor Air Pollutant

Posted by Kathleen Cooper and Yvonne Mazurak, CELA Senior Researcher and CELA Legal Intern on March 18, 2019 Among indoor pollutants, radon is a top priority for two key reasons. First, scientific evidence clearly links radon to lung cancer. Second, many Canadians are affected.…