Background to July 13, 2020 Media Release. Omnibus bill 197 proposes numerous changes to multiple Ontario laws often weakening environmental protection and removing public participation rights.
In an enormous piece of legislation, tabled this week as Bill 197, the Ontario government proposes changes to over eleven laws, many of them directly affecting the health of our communities and environment. While the stated intent of the bill is a pandemic economic recovery, it largely ignores worldwide calls for a green and just recovery.
Q&A with CELA's legal intern, Diane Hwang
Q&A with CELA's legal summer student, Michelle LaFortune.
Letter to PM detailing recommendations for short- and medium-term investment in natural infrastructure as an integral part of Canada's recovery from the COVID crisis and its long-term resilience to climate change.
CELA and 15 other organizations have written a letter to the Prime Minister urging the government to resist pressure to weaken or delay the implementation of federal environmental laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.