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…

Herbicide-free Forestry: Recommendations for the 10 Year French-Severn Forestry Plan

Title: Herbicide-free Forestry: Recommendations for the 10 Year French-Severn Forestry Plan Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: 1231-FrenchSevernForestManagementPlan # of Pages: 9 Date authored: December 27, 2018 Publication number: 1231 Author/s: Kerrie Blaise Author Organization: CELA