Blog: Canada Playing Regulatory Whack-a-Mole with Some of the Most Dangerous Chemicals on the Planet

The international situation on industrial chemicals is mirrored in Canada where the federal government is playing regulatory whack-a-mole with some of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet and proposed government amendments to the country’s primary law for controlling the risks these substances pose to human health and the environment may perpetuate, not stop the problem. That is the overall conclusion of CELA’s analysis of national pollution data when compared to proposed government amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) found in Bill S-5 now being considered in the Senate of Canada.

Webinar: Northern Focus: A webinar on Forestry, Sustainability and Public Engagement

Join CELA and Environment North for our second annual Northern Services legal education webinar series where students from Bora Laskin Law School in Thunder Bay profile their research on critical health and environmental issues affecting Northern Ontario.

Proposed Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act

Response to ERO 019-0045: The proposed administrative penalties regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act

Making the Links: A 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.

Petition: How protective and how transparent is the Canadian government response to the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Class of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in water, products, and waste?

Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.

Free trade of non-hazardous waste between US and Canada negatively impacts the environment, health and human rights

HEJSupport, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) prepared a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics for his future report on the lifecycle of plastics and human rights.  This submission is focused on the implications…