Decline of environmental law, public oversight in Ontario’s North

Posted by Kerrie Blaise, CELA Northern Services Counsel on June 6, 2019 Article originally published May 10, 2019 online in The Lawyer's Daily Ontario is witnessing a swift and disturbing de-evolution of its key environmental laws. The province has proposed to further add to the…

Access to Environmental Justice in Canada: The Road Ahead

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on April 23, 2019 Article originally published April 3, 2019 online in The Lawyer's Daily Across Canada, low-income persons and disadvantaged communities often bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse health and environmental impacts from contaminants that…

Comments on Draft Great Lakes Strategy on Mercury (Part 2 of 2)

Title: Comments on Draft Great Lakes Strategy on Mercury (Part 2 of 2) NGO Comments in response to the draft Great Lakes Binational Strategy for Mercury Risk Management. Part One can be found at: https://www.cela.ca/CommentsOnDraftMercuryStrategy-Part1 Resource Type: Commentary Content: 1202-CommentsOnDraftMercuryStrategy(2) # of…

Comments on Draft Great Lakes Strategy on Mercury (Part 1 of 2)

Title: Comments on Draft Great Lakes Strategy on Mercury (Part 1 of 2) NGO Comments in response to the draft Great Lakes Binational Strategy for Mercury Risk Management. Part Two can be found at: https://www.cela.ca/CommentsOnDraftMercuryStrategy-Part2 Resource Type: Commentary Content: 1201-CommentsOnDraftMercuryStrategy(1) # of…

MPs Vote to Continue Marathon Talkfest as “Strategy” for Disposal of Mercury in CFLs

Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher on February 10, 2017 When I was about seven years old I recall my mother getting very upset upon breaking a thermometer. On her knees and chasing shiny globules of mercury across the kitchen floor, she told…

Ontario’s Coal Plant Phase-out Produced Many Health and Environmental Benefits

Posted by Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment on January 19, 2017 Guest Blog On January 17, 2017, industry think-tank the Fraser Institute released a new report, Did the Coal Phase-out Reduce Ontario Air Pollution? which suggests that coal plants…