Anticipating a renewed Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Opportunities and Limitations of Discretionary Authority Amendments in Bill C-28

Blog posted by Peter Hillson, Law intern, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Petition: How protective and how transparent is the Canadian government response to the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Class of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in water, products, and waste?

Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.

Webinar: Bill C-28: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

CELA law interns presented their  research in Bill C-28: The good, the Bad and the Ugly highlighting the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, aimed at students, with a focus on proposals to the bill in the evaluation and listing of toxic substances, consideration of Gender Based Analysis, and the importance of a federal commitment to protect vulnerable groups from toxic substances. 

Talc Risk Management Response

This response to Environment and Climate Change Canada supports listing talc in Schedule 1 of CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act). Other measures have failed to bring specific attention to the dangers in applications that disproportionately affect women. Download here:  Talc…

Bill C-28 Right to a Healthy Environment

On June 22, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on how Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) addresses the right to a healthy environment.