CELA is pleased that today’s federal budget contains ambitious targets and new programs to fight climate change and protect biodiversity, while considering impacts on vulnerable communities and workers. These are all important building blocks for a Green and Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CELA Executive Director and Senior Counsel Theresa McClenaghan urges Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to ensure Canada's forthcoming COVID recovery budget invests in a green and just recovery.
The next federal budget must eliminate the injustices of vulnerable communities being disproportionately impacted by both the social and economic consequences of the pandemic and by pollution, climate change, and resource extraction.
CELA is pleased to see key elements of a Green and Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in yesterday’s Fall Economic Statement (FES).
Repost of article from National Post – We must get serious about responding to the combined climate and biodiversity crisis that was already hitting us hard before the virus struck.
CELA and 15 other organizations have written a letter to the Prime Minister urging the government to resist pressure to weaken or delay the implementation of federal environmental laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.