Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Environmental Defence (ED) strongly encourage the Federal Government to prioritize continued investment in the Great Lakes Program beyond 2022.
CELA and Swim Drink Fish Canada have provided comments on the draft Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality: Indicators of Fecal Contamination.
CELA has submitted a letter with recommendations to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on the review of Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy (Strategy). CELA was an active participant in the consultations that lead to the establishment of the…
New blog post outlining CELA's recommendations to remove lead from our drinking water.
New blog post about the state of lead service lines in Hamilton
Lead in Ontario’s drinking water is an ongoing and serious public health threat and a “drinking water health hazard” pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). There is no safe level of exposure to lead, specially for young children. The time has come to eliminate lead in drinking water as a public health harm once and for all, and to ensure that human health is protected. CELA strongly supports the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment outlined in its two-year assessment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to update its current lead policies and to consult on further actions to reduce levels of lead in drinking water.