NGO Comments on the draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA and LC-PFCAs Risk Management

A submission by 27 non-governmental organizations (updated as of June 1, 2021) in response to the draft of Canada's Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA and LC-PFCAs Risk Management (draft Strategy) released on April 26, 2021.  This submission was originally submitted May 26, 2021.

NGO letter to House Leader on CEPA Bill

CELA and other environmental NGOs have sent a letter calling for Bill C-28 (An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act) to be prioritized for debate and a vote in the House so the environment committee can begin consideration of amendments by World Environment Day, June 5, 2021.

Bill C-230, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism

CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.

Free trade of non-hazardous waste between US and Canada negatively impacts the environment, health and human rights

HEJSupport, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) prepared a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics for his future report on the lifecycle of plastics and human rights.  This submission is focused on the implications…

Guest Blog – PFAS and the Great Lakes: The Need for Binational Action

Posted by Michael Murray, Ph.D., U.S. Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes Binational Network; Staff Scientist, National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center and John Jackson, Canadian Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes Binational Network