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

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.

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…

Blog: CELA Supports the Global Pact for the Environment

In this blog, staff lawyer Richard Lindgren explains why CELA supports the Global Pact on the Environment.

Amendments to the Transition Operating Agreement between the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

This joint statement is a response to proposed amendments to the operating agreement between the Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks and Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (ERO 019-2886)

Blog: Why CELA Intervenes in National Test Cases

Blog authored by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel As a specialty legal aid clinic in Ontario, CELA is often involved in precedent-setting appellate cases which involve the interpretation or application of the province’s environmental laws. For example, in the Canadian…