This blog summarizes three noteworthy rights-based initiatives under consideration in Canada that are aimed at safeguarding the environment, enhancing legal accountability mechanisms, and ensuring access to environmental justice.
CELA has submitted a detailed brief to the Law Commission of Ontario regarding potential reforms to the Environmental Bill of Rights.
CELA has provided a supplementary letter in addition to Testimony on Bill S-5 (An Act to Amend CEPA) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development dated December 2, 2022.
CELA has provided their testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environmenta and Sustainable Development on Bill S-5 Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
CELA joins NGOs to respond to federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.