It is time to end toxic recycling: Canadian global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy

Posted by Olga Speranskaya and Fe de Leon, Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJ Support) and Canadian Environmental Law Association on April 30, 2019 Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport) and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have appealed to Environment and Climate Change…

Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics: Health and Environmental groups urge immediate action by Canada to withdraw recycling exemption for toxic flame retardants under the Stockholm Convention

Apr 16 2019 Ottawa, Canada - A recent analysis of consumer products sold in Canada made from recycled plastics has revealed toxic flame-retardant contamination in some hair accessories, children's toys, and other plastic products. Canada is one of the few countries…

Federal Credibility on Radon Undermined by Sluggish Action on Canada Labour Code

Posted by Kathleen Cooper and Christina Persad, CELA Senior Researcher and CELA Legal Intern on April 12, 2019 We all know about the latency of carcinogens. Many years – literally decades - can pass between exposure and cancer onset. The science is typically…

Financial Incentives for Radon Mitigation: Logical Next Steps for a Priority Indoor Air Pollutant

Posted by Kathleen Cooper and Yvonne Mazurak, CELA Senior Researcher and CELA Legal Intern on March 18, 2019 Among indoor pollutants, radon is a top priority for two key reasons. First, scientific evidence clearly links radon to lung cancer. Second, many Canadians are affected.…

Chronicles from the North

FRANCAIS Posted by Kerrie Blaise , CELA Counsel on October 19, 2018 Last month, CELA was excited to announce its expansion of legal services in Northern Ontario. Six weeks into the pilot project, we are happy to share what we’ve heard and how we are…