Environmental Law 2020: Looking Down the Road

By Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel This article was originally published online in The Lawyer’s Daily by LexisNexis Canada on December 23, 2019 As the New Year approaches there are numerous environmental issues that will continue to command the attention of…

Revising Canada’s chemicals legislation needs to promote safer substitutes for toxic chemicals in products

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) – which regulates how Canada assesses and manages chemicals in the Canadian economy is under review This is a good thing because our chemical framework does not promote the use of safer substitutes to…

Letter to PM Trudeau re contravention of Canada’s obligations under the Basel Convention Letter from five organizations with associated legal opinion prepared by Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation

Title: Letter to PM Trudeau re contravention of Canada's obligations under the Basel Convention Letter from five organizations with associated legal opinion prepared by Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation Resource Type: Letter Content: Ltr-PM-Basel-Conv-Phillipines-w-Legal-Opinion # of Pages: 28…

Government’s Low Reduction Targets for the Widely Used Antimicrobial Substance Triclosan Continue to Disappoint Environmentalists: Lacks protection for Canadian Lakes, Rivers, and Human Health

Posted by Fe de Leon (Canadian Environmental Law Association) and Patrick Nadeau (Ottawa Riverkeeper), Researcher and Paralegal and Executive Director on January 21, 2019 Photo Credit: https://canadiangis.com/data.php The federal government’s proposal to set a 30% reduction for the widely used antimicrobial substance triclosan continues to disappoint…

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…