Blog: The Fight for Environmental Rights in 2023

This blog summarizes three noteworthy rights-based initiatives under consideration in Canada that are aimed at safeguarding the environment, enhancing legal accountability mechanisms, and ensuring access to environmental justice.

Supplementary Submissions to Testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CELA has provided a supplementary letter in addition to Testimony on Bill S-5 (An Act to Amend CEPA) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development dated December 2, 2022.

Testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

CELA has provided their testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environmenta and Sustainable Development on Bill S-5 Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Canada-wide Rules to Strengthen Labelling for Recycling and Composting and Addressing Impacts of Toxic Additives in Plastics

CELA joins NGOs to respond to  federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA  followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.

Petition Calling for Examination of Federal Asbestos Regulation and Asbestos Cement Pipes

CELA and Prevent Cancer Now submitted a petition to the Federal Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development to seek a response from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and other federal departments that address asbestos waste. The purpose of this petition is to examine whether harm to Canadian health is effectively prevented under the current regulation of asbestos and cement pipes containing asbestos.

Where’s the Protection? A Webinar Series on the Review and Reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

In this webinar series, we explore how the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), our country’s main environmental legislation used to evaluate and manage substances, can be strengthened to protect vulnerable communities.