Bog post by communications intern Sahara Mehdi on the value of public participation.
CELA is working to inform the public about the drawbacks of MZOs, while encouraging law reform in order to ensure that the principles of environmental justice (EJ) are reflected in land-use planning decisions. This blog outlines the intersection between access to justice and environmental justice, and explains how the MZO process subverts EJ principles.
CELA recommends that consultation cease on a proposed regulation under O Reg 568/21 and that no decision be made, until such time as additional detail (including a draft regulation) and an adequate comment period are provided to allow the public to meaningfully participate in the decision‐making, pursuant to the intent of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.
Decision on Bill 197 legal challenge reaffirms right to participate in environmental decision-making
CELA's Healthy Great Lakes program year-in-review for 2020.
CELA Special Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes, Anastasia Lintner blogs about the increased use of Minister's Zoning Orders, recent legislative changes that impact Conservation Authorities, and what's next for environmental policy in Ontario.