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.
Une coalition de citoyens et de groupes environnementaux demande que le gouvernement canadien exclue les technologies nucléaires polluantes de son prochain budget. « Mieux vaut investir dans les énergies vraiment propres et renouvelables », disent-ils.
CELA Law Student Intern Adam De Luca blogs about this proposed law that would take a step in the right direction to recognize environmental racism in Canada.