Proposed exemption to the Environmental Assessment Act and a new policy under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act for projects in provincial parks and conservation reserves

CELA's response to this consultation posted to the Environmental Registry (ERO No. 019-1804)

Exemption of forestry from the Environmental Assessment Act sets a bad precedent

Ontario has exempted forestry activities from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, a move that will negatively impact Ontario’s forests, Indigenous people who depend on the health of those forests to protect their own health, and all the rest of us.

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

Ontario Fast-Tracks Changes to Environmental Laws

The Ontario government has recently introduced omnibus legislation that proposes to amend over a dozen laws that currently protect the environment, safeguard public health, manage wildlife and public lands, and regulate resource extraction throughout the province.

Decline of environmental law, public oversight in Ontario’s North

Posted by Kerrie Blaise, CELA Northern Services Counsel on June 6, 2019 Article originally published May 10, 2019 online in The Lawyer's Daily Ontario is witnessing a swift and disturbing de-evolution of its key environmental laws. The province has proposed to further add to the…