Blog: Why CELA Intervenes in National Test Cases

Blog authored by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel As a specialty legal aid clinic in Ontario, CELA is often involved in precedent-setting appellate cases which involve the interpretation or application of the province’s environmental laws. For example, in the Canadian…

Blog: Access to Environmental Justice in Canada: The Road Ahead

Blog post 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…

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…

Blog: Greening Federal Environmental Law: An Overview

FRANCAIS Blog post 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…

Media Release: Public opinion reaches tipping point on environmental rights

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