In this blog, CELA follows up with individuals from such a community in Northern Ontario, who weighed in on the government’s recent EA reforms, to understand potential impacts to the environment and community health.
CELA Counsel Joseph Castrilli explains the amendments that are needed to Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
CELA urges the Government of Canada to adopt amendments to strengthen Bill S-5, the first major bill in Parliament in over two decades that addresses the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canada’s cornerstone legislation on human health and the environment.
Canada’s federal budget for 2022 will be released this spring and has major implications for environmental social justice issues. This blog outlines environmental social justice issues that urgently need federal funding and attention.
CEPA is Canada’s primary law for protecting human health and the environment. Yet Bill C-28, containing the first major amendments to CEPA in over 20 years, seeks to fix things in the Act that are not broken, and fails to correct things in the Act that are not working. The Canadian public should not have to wait another 20 years to fix in 2040 what is already long overdue for reform today.
CELA and Swim Drink Fish Canada have provided comments on the draft Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality: Indicators of Fecal Contamination.