CELA and HEJSupport are pleased that Canada decided to withdraw its exemption on recycling articles the include 4 fire retardant polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), known to be associated with serious adverse health effects.
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.
Comments from Anastasia Lintner, CELA special projects counsel with the Healthy Great Lakes program, on these proposed changes.
This folksy self-help advice is usually directed to people whose own missteps have resulted in unfortunate predicaments or preventable problems. However, this advice should also be considered by elected officials whose short-term decisions may cause unintended – and often undesirable – consequences in the long-term.
CELA-Response-ARA-proposals CELA's response to ERO #019-0556
Joint response from CELA, Environmental Defence, and Toxics Free Great Lakes Network. Download submission here: Comments to IJC re PROP 2019