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.

CELA-PCN comment on the risk assessment framework for nanomaterials

CELA and Prevent Cancer Now (PCN) have provided comments to pre-consultation on the draft Framework for risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials (NMs), under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

NGO comments to new requirements for reporting releases of criteria air contaminants and speciated volatile organic compounds to the National Pollutant Release Inventory

CELA and various NGOs submitted comments and recommendations to the following consultation document released for public comments: Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory substance list for 2022, related to the Chemicals Management Plan Consultation document, March 2021. Our comments and recommendations below follow up on initial comments provided as early engagement through the work of the NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group.