Advancing Environmental Rights & Equity – Reflections on World Environment Day

On the eve of World Environment Day, CELA reflects on the status of a number of federal pieces of legislation that are critical to environmental justice in Canada

NGO letter on Bill C-28 (An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act)

CELA and other environmental NGOs have sent a letter addressed to Minister Wilkinson and selected MPs (including members of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development) with recommendations for strengthening Bill C-28 (An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act).

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.

Guest Blog – Bill 245 Denies Access to Justice in Environmental and Land-Use Cases

The ability of the Ontario public to have their voices heard in decisions that affect their community is a fundamental feature of democratic societies. The province’s latest omnibus Bill, 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, threatens this right in the environmental and land-use decision-making process.

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…