Exemption of forestry from the Environmental Assessment Act sets a bad precedent

Ontario has exempted forestry activities from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, a move that will negatively impact Ontario’s forests, Indigenous people who depend on the health of those forests to protect their own health, and all the rest of us.

Blog – Walkerton’s Drinking Water Protection Legacy

A look back on the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, and lessons learned for protecting our drinking water today. Written by: Julie Mutis, CELA Communications Intern In May of 2000, the water supply in the town of Walkerton, Ontario was contaminated…

Proposed Regulation Amendments Under the Aggregate Resource Act Favour Producers Over Local Residents

CELA filed a letter in response to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry regarding proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.

Clean Water Act – Application for Review

Richard Lindgren and Theresa McClenaghan, CELA counsel, wrote a letter in reply to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' response to CELA's application for review under the Environmental Bill of Rights of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and a significant regulation that affects drinking water in Ontario.