Concerns raised about Ontario’s environmental assessment changes

CELA Counsel Richard Lindgren lays out concerns about environmental law changes in Bill 197, focusing on proposed revisions to the Environmental Assessment Act. Article originally published in The Lawyers Daily.

Response to multiple Environmental Assessment Act exemptions and/or revisions

CELA's response to consultations regarding multiple exemptions and/or revisions to Environmental Assessment Act requirements concerning parks and conservation reserves, land claim settlements, the GTA West Transportation Corridor, additional Ministry of Transportation projects, and Class Environmental Assessments.

Proposed exemption to the Environmental Assessment Act and a new policy under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act for projects in provincial parks and conservation reserves

CELA's response to this consultation posted to the Environmental Registry (ERO No. 019-1804)

Concerns about Consultation Requirements in Changes to Environmental Assessment Act

Twelve environmental groups (including CELA) file joint letter to Ontario's Environment Minister raising concerns about lack of public notice/comment opportunities in relation to the Environmental Assessment Act changes proposed in Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act.