Webinar: Mexico’s Failure to Protect the Vaquita Porpoise: The USMCA’s First Environmental Test

The vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise is on the verge of extinction. Scientists estimate that there are fewer than 10 left in the world. Hear from experts about the critically endangered vaguita, the threats to its survival and habitat, including from illegal activity, and the USCMA trade agreement process to save the vaquita and hold Mexico accountable for its environmental commitments.

Webinar: Ecological Crime and Access to Justice: A Public Interest Perspective

CELA lawyer Richard Lindgren delivered a guest lecture to criminology students at Carleton University in relation to using legal tools to address ecological crime.

Expanding Administrative Penalties for Environmental Contraventions

CELA counsel Richard Lindgren submitted a brief to Ontario's Environment Ministry regarding administrative penalty regulations under the province's environmental legislation

Blog: The ABCs of the EBR: The Need for Government Outreach Programs

When Ontario’s Auditor General recently released her money-for-value audits and annual report under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), considerable media, public, and political attention focused on her findings regarding species at risk, spills of hazardous chemicals, waste management, and climate change matters. However, the Auditor General’s EBR report also flagged a little-known but significant problem: the Ontario government’s ongoing failure to conduct any public education or outreach programs to inform Ontarians about how to use their important rights under the EBR.

Proposed Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act

Response to ERO 019-0045: The proposed administrative penalties regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act