After a decade-long effort spearheaded by the Innu of Ekuanitshit and local environmental groups, the Magpie River has officially attained legal personhood status – a first in Canadian history.
On June 22, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on how Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) addresses the right to a healthy environment.
On June 17, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) the Proposed amendments to Schedule 1- Toxic Substances List in CEPA and its implications.
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
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.
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…