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.
In response to new binational screening criteria released in March 2021 by the Great Lakes Executive Committee, this report is an updated nomination of radionuclides as Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMCs) under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Given cumulative assaults on regional forests and wetlands as well as the deterioration in local water quality and aquatic and amphibian species, a valid question arises: Is Ontario’s current system of land use planning protecting our waters?
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.
CELA has provided comments on the Draft Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Guidance Manual (ERO Number: 019-4971).
CELA has provided comments on the draft Subwatershed Planning Guide