After a decade-long effort spearheaded by the Innu of Ekuanitshit and local environmental groups, the Magpie River has officially attained legal personhood status – a first in Canadian history.
Earlier this year, CELA issued a press release on behalf of our client Kebaowek First Nation (KFN) to urge the federal Cabinet to immediately pass a key regulation under Canada’s Impact Assessment Act that would recognize and entrench Indigenous jurisdiction…
CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines is reviewing Ontario’s long-term energy planning framework with a view to implementing a new, more transparent, predictable, and reliable planning process. CELA with the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN) has responded to this consultation (ERO #019-3007).
On the eve of Earth Day 2021, CELA's Kerrie Blaise and Kacie McLaren of Kebaowek First Nation's lands management office joined an international panel of speakers to discuss youth climate action, nuclear peace and Indigenous rights.
Citizen and environmental groups urge the federal government not to fund polluting nuclear technologies in the upcoming budget, and to instead invest in truly clean and renewable energy solutions across the country.