In response to the federal government's pre-budget consultations, CELA has provided recommendations related to Great Lakes and freshwater protections for consideration in Budget 2023.
Making the Links: A Northern Ontario Toolkit for Environmental Protections, Health, and Equity
This Toolkit has been created to pair critically urgent environmental issues with legal mechanisms for change and public advocacy. It has been developed with and for Indigenous and settler communities, and individuals throughout Northern Ontario. It is meant to be a foundational resource so that both individuals and practitioners can have ready access to solutions for environmental health issues.
Blog: Get the Lead Out … It’s 2022 Already
A review of lead test results from 47 communities in Ontario illustrates the need for Ontario to adopt a more stringent drinking water standard to ensure safe drinking water.
Presentation: Canadian Water Legislation
Presentation by CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan on Canadian Water Legislation.
Blog: Le plomb… C’est assez. On est en 2022 tout de même!
Un examen des résultats des analyses de plomb effectuées dans 47 collectivités de l’Ontario illustre la nécessité pour l’Ontario d’adopter une norme plus stricte pour assurer la salubrité de l’eau potable.
Blog: Freshwater Highlights From Budget 2022
On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada released the budget for 2022-2023, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.”
The budget contains several proposals and updates on federal freshwater programs. Highlights include: clean drinking water for First Nations communities, freshwater protections, and monitoring of plastic waste in water systems.