Environmental Law 2020: Looking Down the Road

By Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel This article was originally published online in The Lawyer’s Daily by LexisNexis Canada on December 23, 2019 As the New Year approaches there are numerous environmental issues that will continue to command the attention of…

Water Wells Remain at Risk in Ontario

By: Theresa McClenaghan, CELA Counsel and Executive Director and Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel The December 2019 annual report by the Auditor General of Ontario has focused public and political attention on the need for effective provincial action to reduce greenhouse…

CELA Submissions to the Ontario Government on Bill 132

Richard Lindgren, CELA Legal Counsel, provides analysis of Bill 132 and its various schedules. Download the document here: 1306-Bill 132 Submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association

Urgent Canadian Action is needed on PFAS — the Forever Chemicals

The class of chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear from the soil and groundwater where they accumulate.

The Faces of CELA: Lawrence Gunther

I founded the charity Blue Fish Canada in 2012; focussed on water quality, fish health and informing and inspiring the next generation of conservation-minded recreational anglers. In late 2016 CELA approached me to be part of the Healthy Great Lakes initiative, which I felt was a good fit given that recreational fishing on the Lakes represents a $8-billion annual economic driver and contributes to the socio-economic stability of shoreline communities.