Court Upholds Public Participation Rights under Ontario’s EBR

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, Counsel In a recent judgment, Ontario’s Divisional Court has upheld public participation rights under Part II of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). The central legal question in this litigation was whether a provincial election…

Submission on Planning Act – Bill 108

Title: Submission on Planning Act - Bill 108 Resource Type: Response to Consultation Content: 1277-CELA SUBMISSION - PLANNING ACT, BILL 108 # of Pages: 7 Date authored: May 30, 2019 Publication number: 1277 Author/s: Jacqueline Wilson Author Organization: CELA

Accessing Environmental Justice: The 10th Anniversary of the Landmark Lafarge Decision

Gord Downie and Mark Mattson (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper) with staff from CELA, ECO and Ecojustice during a break in the 2008 Divisional Court proceedings. Photo: David McRobert. Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on June 6, 2018 In June 2008, Ontario’s Divisional…

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…