Government responses were received in response to the petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Environment North Presentation: Marathon Mine Environmental Assessment
Environment North's presentation to the Joint Review Panel for this mining EA critiques the mining proponent's lack of consideration of climate, sustainability and socio-economic impacts like community well-being.
Petition: How protective and how transparent is the Canadian government response to the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Class of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in water, products, and waste?
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Climate Change Review of Marathon Palladium Mine
CELA, representing Environment North, responded to the Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed palladium mine in Marathon, ON. Finding a critical lack of greenhouse gas reporting and review of climate impacts, Environment North has asked the Impact Assessment Agency to pause the process until the environmental assessment demonstrates that climate change has been incorporated within the process and at a minimum, all direct emissions have been responsibly measured and offset.
Media Release: Advocates call for Ontario to improve tracking of heat-related deaths
Advocates from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) are raising the alarm about the growing impact of heat-related deaths in Ontario, as the incidence of extreme heat days increase due to the intensifying climate crisis.
Heat-related Death Tracking in Ontario
A Letter from CELA and other legal aid clinics was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario expressing their concern about the increasing impact of extreme heat on our client communities. Vulnerable people are more prone to heat-related death. With the climate crisis worsening, it is essential that the Coroner’s Office improves its tracking of heat-related deaths to better capture the true impact of extreme heat and to allow for government policy to address the full extent of the problem.