CELA commends the province’s decision to reinstate Ontarians’ environmental rights and thank everyone who voiced support for EBR and a right to a healthful environment.
CELA Northern Services Counsel Kerrie Blaise blogs about the implications of provincial changes to public participation rights during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Consultations regarding changes to paper recycling in Ontario do not include key environmental organizations. This letter to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MOECP) asks for a meeting to discuss the changes.
In response to the government of Ontario's announcement that it would be temporarily suspending the Environmental Bill of Rights, nearly 50 civil society and environmental organizations collectively ask Ontario to implement its COVID-19 emergency response in ways which prevent undue harm to the environment and uphold public participation rights.
Richard Lindgren writes that CELA is concerned that exemptions from the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) during the COVID-19 pandemic go too far and avoid public scrutiny unnecessarily.
Richard Lindgren and Theresa McClenaghan, CELA counsel, wrote a letter in reply to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' response to CELA's application for review under the Environmental Bill of Rights of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and a significant regulation that affects drinking water in Ontario.