Why won’t Ontario Fix the Deficient Wells Regulation?

Most Ontarians obtain their drinking water from municipal systems that are closely regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA).  This law is used to establish stringent standards for the treatment, distribution and testing of municipal drinking water in…

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 903 (Water Wells)

Richard Lindgren has written to the Jeff Yurek, the Honorable Minister for the Environment, Conservation and Parks, regarding government proposals that affect water wells in Ontario. Download and read the letter here: CELA Ltr to Minister re Reg 903 changes…

CELA Submissions to the Ontario Government on Bill 132

Richard Lindgren, CELA Legal Counsel, provides analysis of Bill 132 and its various schedules. Download the document here: 1306-Bill 132 Submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association

Proposed Extension to Ontario’s Water Bottling Moratorium

Posted by Anastasia Lintner On November 18, 2019, the Ontario government announced plans to further extend the moratorium on groundwater bottling permits to October 1, 2020.  Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and many of our collaborators and clients are supportive…

Urgent Canadian Action is needed on PFAS — the Forever Chemicals

The class of chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear from the soil and groundwater where they accumulate.