Access to affordable and safe housing is among the key challenges and social inequities revealed by the COVID pandemic. Calls for a just and green recovery need to include extending environmental protection to the indoor environment.
CELA has joined dozens of legal clinics and other social justice organizations in signing onto this letter prepared by ACTO (Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario) regarding Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Communities Housing Act
All pesticide use carries risk but important differences exist in how pesticides behave indoors and in how they are regulated. Choices exist for lower risk alternatives alongside prevention.
June 2020 update of fact sheet for tenants to make informed choices about pesticides used to control bed bugs
Theresa McClenaghan wrote a brief to support her testimony to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy regading problematic aspects of Bill 161 that affect the Class Proceedings Act, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, and the Legal Aid Services Act.
In the guest blog Marion Overholt, Executive Director of Legal Assistance of Windsor, reflects on what our work in Ontario's legal clinics means to our client communities in the context of the current pandemic.