Access to Environmental Justice in Canada: The Road Ahead

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on April 23, 2019 Article originally published April 3, 2019 online in The Lawyer's Daily Across Canada, low-income persons and disadvantaged communities often bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse health and environmental impacts from contaminants that…

Re: Joint Letter from Community Legal Clinic Directors Regarding Use of Notwithstanding Clause

Title: Re: Joint Letter from Community Legal Clinic Directors Regarding Use of Notwithstanding Clause Resource Type: Letter Content: 1209-LetterToAG-UseOfNotwithstandingClause_0 # of Pages: 6 Date authored: September 17, 2018 Publication number: 1209 Author/s: Theresa McClenaghan Author Organization: CELA and other clinic…

Greening Federal Environmental Law: An Overview

FRANCAIS Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on February 14, 2018 The Government of Canada has recently revealed a sweeping package of legislative reforms that, if enacted, will significantly change several of Canada’s most important environmental statutes. For example, in early February…

Public opinion reaches tipping point on environmental rights

Ontarians overwhelmingly support environmental rights, want stronger government action to protect the environment Joint media release of CELA, Ecojustice and the Blue Dot movement Dec 13 2016 TORONTO – A Nanos poll released today shows Ontarians overwhelmingly favour legal recognition of…

Grassy Narrows sues Ontario over mercury health threat from clearcut logging

Ground breaking case invokes Charter to protect First Nation community from toxic harm Sep 14 2015 Toronto – Today the Grassy Narrows First Nation is filing legal proceedings against Ontario asking the Divisional Court to overturn provincial plans for a decade of clearcut…

Briefing Note re: Bill S-11, First Nations Safe Drinking Water Act

Title: Briefing Note re: Bill S-11, First Nations Safe Drinking Water Act Resource Type: Response to Consultation Content: 753 en BRIEFING_NOTE_Bill_S-11_Oct 2010_0 # of Pages: 14 Date authored: October 5, 2010 Publication number: 753 Author/s: Theresa McClenaghan Author Organization: CELA