Lead in Ontario’s drinking water is an ongoing and serious public health threat and a “drinking water health hazard” pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). There is no safe level of exposure to lead, specially for young children. The time has come to eliminate lead in drinking water as a public health harm once and for all, and to ensure that human health is protected. CELA strongly supports the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment outlined in its two-year assessment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to update its current lead policies and to consult on further actions to reduce levels of lead in drinking water.
The presence of lead in our drinking water is a crucial public health issue – this webinar will provide a brief overview of the health impacts of lead and identify recommendations for a permanent policy solution that protects everyone.
CELA is co-hosting a webinar with CALC about legal perspectives on social determinants of health.
An information session about the health impacts of lead in our drinking water and recommendations on what government and utilities can do to ensure safe drinking water. Includes a case study on the Thunder Bay municipal drinking water system.
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Submission in response to proposed phase 1 regulations for implementing changes to the Conservation Authorities Act