Media Release: Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics: Health and Environmental groups urge immediate action by Canada to withdraw recycling exemption for toxic flame retardants under the Stockholm Convention

Media Release Ottawa, Canada - A recent analysis of consumer products sold in Canada made from recycled plastics has revealed toxic flame-retardant contamination in some hair accessories, children's toys, and other plastic products. Canada is one of the few countries that…

Media Release: Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

Media Release FRANCAIS Toronto — The heads of over 30 civil society organizations from across Canada presented the federal ministers of Environment (Hon. Catherine McKenna) and Health (Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor) with draft legislation amending the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and urged…

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

These proposed amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 were prepared by Joe Castrilli, CELA Counsel, and endorsed by 34 additional organizations. The proposed amendments are in draft legislation format appended to a cover letter sent to the Hon.…

Chemicals in Products in the Great Lakes: Approaches to reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals

Guest Speaker: Beverley Thorpe, Consulting Program Manager at Clean Production Action The Toxics Free Great Lakes Network is hosting this webinar to discuss challenges facing the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Ecosystem from chemicals in products. This webinar is…

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Great Lakes A webinar hosted by the Canadian Environmental Law Association

A recording of today's webinar can be found at: https://vimeo.com/206457423 or viewed directly here. A PDF of the slide deck can be downloaded below. https://vimeo.com/275842260 Title: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Great Lakes A webinar hosted by the Canadian Environmental Law…

Blog: Fish don’t need Prozac – Protecting the Great Lakes

Blog post by Dominic Ali, CELA Communications Coordinator on October 10, 2017 A recent U.S. study found that fish in the Great Lakes are on drugs. It turns out that human antidepressants are building up in the brains of 10 fish species in the…