Positive amendments to the Legal Aid Services Act portion of the Bill added promotion by clinics of access to justice and responsiveness to the needs of low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario. Amendments to the Class Proceedings Act did not correct areas of concern thus increasing the difficulty to certify any class actions in Ontario, particularly in relation to environmental claims.
CELA commends the province’s decision to reinstate Ontarians’ environmental rights and thank everyone who voiced support for EBR and a right to a healthful environment.
In response to the government of Ontario's announcement that it would be temporarily suspending the Environmental Bill of Rights, nearly 50 civil society and environmental organizations collectively ask Ontario to implement its COVID-19 emergency response in ways which prevent undue harm to the environment and uphold public participation rights.
Richard Lindgren writes that CELA is concerned that exemptions from the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) during the COVID-19 pandemic go too far and avoid public scrutiny unnecessarily.
Posted by Jacqueline Wilson, CELA Counsel on July 24, 2019 We reached out to CELA friends and supporters this week to ask for supporters and friends to call on the Ontario government to reverse the cuts to legal aid, and CELA specifically, as…
Title: Legal Tool 3: Public Environmental Rights and Appeals Related to Source Waters Content: LEGAL TOOL 3 # of Pages: 8 Date authored: January 2019 Author/s: Kerrie Blaise Author Organization: CELA